Jon Hamm recalls when his Don Draper character had a profound effect on the "Saturday Night Live" cast back in 2008.
"It was a bummer of a thing that happened," the "Mad Men" alumnus told Esquire. In his college days at University of Texas in 1990, he and several fraternity members were accused of severely beating a pledge and then setting the man's pants on fire.
Christina Hendricks -- whose 'Mad Men' co-star Michael Gladis is the groom -- was also in attendance on the special day.
The "Mad Men" alumna has landed the leading role in the streaming giant’s untitled "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" reimagining.
Now that "Jane the Virgin" fans can buy Jane Gloriana Villanueva's book "Snow Falling," we look back on other books by fictional characters that were published in real life, from “Lost,” “Twin Peaks,” “Castle,” and more.
The creator and writer of the hit series “Mad Men” is being accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant and writer, Kater Gordon.
Summertime and the livin’ is easy — especially if you have a DVR, a remote, and some sun-free spare time. If a staycation is on your to-do list this summer, why not live vicariously through your favorite TV characters’ vacation plans with a look back at some of our favorite small-screen getaways? We’ve also listed why each episode is a summer vacation standout. Who needs a travel agent when you have us?
It’s April 20 (aka 4/20), and cannabis lovers around the world will be celebrating “Weed Day.” In its honor, the video above highlights 10 memorable times TV characters used pot.
The Walking Dead’s Josh McDermitt is never afraid to make himself the butt of a joke — just take one look at the fierce, 1980s hockey star’s ape drape that he has been rocking since he first joined the cast of AMC’s apocalyptic zombie drama in 2014. This fearlessness is exactly what attracted McDermitt to the role of Eugene Porter, the group’s engineer with an emotional spectrum as wide as a single strand of angel hair pasta. “He was so different from anything that I ever played, and a lot of the characters I play are loud and boisterous, big and crazy… the party animal,” McDermitt said of his supporting roles and appearances on shows like TV Land’s Retired At 35, AMC’s Mad Men, and TBS’s Angie Tribeca.
Through TV history, starting with I Love Lucy in the ‘50s, shows have had to figure out how to address actresses’ real-life pregnancies on screen. Scandal had to answer this question a second time this season when star Kerry Washington announced she was expecting another child.
Whether it’s National Drink Beer Day (Sept. 28), National Drink Wine Day (Feb. 18), National Wine Day (May 25), National Mojito Day (July 11), or just the end of a really long day at work, sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying an alcoholic beverage with a friend. Or, if you feel like staying in, with your couch and your favorite TV character, many of whom like to imbibe from time to time. Here are 21 characters from television past and present whom we’d like to share a drink with.
At a certain point in "Masters of Sex"—somewhere between the end of the second season and the first half of the third—the series tipped over into the ludicrous.
Well, in the case of Casual, not a lot to be said—garrulousness would be antithetical to the aesthetic of this series, whose second season begins streaming on Hulu on Tuesday. Casual—the let’s-call-it-a-sitcom starring Michaela Watkins as a single-mom therapist–proceeds from a place of diffidence, of setting up the mildest of jokes and seeing how softly the show can make them land. Hulu is releasing the first two episodes of the new season on Monday (weekly episodes will follow), and they establish a couple of storylines: Watkins’ Val, feeling lonely despite the fact that she lives with her daughter, Laura (Tara Lynne Barr), and her smart-alecky brother, Alex (Tommy Dewey), is searching for a friend.
It’s been a little more than a year since Mad Men wrapped its seven-season run with a closeup on Don Draper’s blissed-out face. If you still miss your weekly dose of day-drinking and existential angst, you’re in luck: The folks at Lionsgate and ScreenBid are auctioning off hundreds of items beginning June 1, meaning you can own a piece of the Emmy-winning series if the price is right. Click through for some highlights, and start saving your pennies.
People around the world will be celebrating “Weed Day” April 20. In its honor, this video, running four minutes and 20 seconds, highlights some of television’s most memorable marijuana moments.
Better Call Saul Finale: Jimmy and Mike Get Fooled One of the great pleasures of Better Call Saul throughout its second season, which concluded on Monday night on AMC, was to watch people do their work. Specifically, watching Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), his brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), and his colleague and lover, Kim (Rhea Seehorn), cull through paper-work to prepare various cases, make pitches to prospective clients, and navigate the dangerous territory of inter-office politics. While we may have expected the scene set in a hospital room to reveal Chuck in the bed—as had, after all, suffered a nasty clunk on the head when he collapsed in the copy-shop at the end of last week’s episode—the producers gave us a mild surprise by making the opening with a flashback, to Chuck and Jimmy sitting at the bedside of their dying mother.
Alison Brie was on Late Night Thursday and told Seth Meyers about how her Mad Men wardrobe, what with all its layers and girdle, caused her to pee herself. Tell us what you think! Hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or leave your comments below.
Half of Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards show will give prizes to TV shows—a wide range of shows, most from cable and streaming outlets, few from the major networks. There are a lot of big names and big talent involved. Here are my predictions for who will win. Please feel free to add your own predictions to mine in the comments section.
Did Mad Men’s swan song live up to the hype? Did Glee end on a high note? With the year in TV nearly in the books, we’re looking back on 2015′s most notable TV series finales and giving each a letter grade, based on how well they wrapped up the show. Read on to see which series enders made the grade, from best to worst.
In 2015, television made us laugh, it made us cry, it made us text friends “OMG?!” There were so many incredible moments that we couldn’t stop talking about on Twitter, in the office kitchen, via Skype with our moms. Related: The 26 Best TV Episodes of 2015 There were hilarious musical numbers like “Pinot Noir” on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Kristen Wiig’s “Chandelier” dance at the Grammys. We stopped breathing for a few minutes during thrilling fights on Justified and Daredevil.
Great episodes are the ones that become a part of the larger cultural conversation, like Inside Amy Schumer’s “12 Angry Men” and the Jinx finale. A great episode can hook you into a show at the start by establishing a strong point of view, as the pilots for Empire and UnREAL did.
So you’re stuck with your family all Thanksgiving weekend. What could you possibly have to talk about that will fill all those holiday hours? Hey, how about all the great stuff you’ve seen on TV this year?
Sarah Silverman dropped by Watch What Happens Live on Thursday and told host Andy Cohen about two pretty big missed opportunities she’s had in her career. When she was asked about turning down parts in Mad Men and Bridesmaids, Silverman explained, “I 100 percent didn’t turn down roles, I turned down an opportunity to even audition. John Hamm called me when he got the part for Mad Men and said, ‘You should audition for this pilot.’ And I go, ‘Uh, I’m not going to audition for a show on AMC. What is that, an old movie channel?’” As for Kristen Wiig’s much-beloved comedy, Silverman said, “I got the script for Bridesmaids, and I just read the title and was like, ‘Screw that.
The nation’s top television critics handed out awards to everyone from Jon Hamm to Amy Schumer at the 31st Annual TCA Awards presentation, held Saturday night in Los Angeles.