More Mad Men: Season 2 Premieres Sunday, July 27 on "A"



    
     -- Golden Globe and Peabody winner premieres day and date with U.S.
                                 broadcast --

    -- Season 1 continues on Bravo!; every Season 1 episode now available
                           on demand at CTV.ca --

     -- Nominated for 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, Mad Men declared Program
             of the Year by the Television Critics Association --

      "Unlike many second season shows that start out great and then go
     through the terrible twos, Mad Men is, in fact, still so good that
           even blondes don't have this much fun." - New York Post
    

    TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - On the heels of an astounding 16 Primetime Emmy
Award nominations - and continued critical acclaim - Mad Men's
much-anticipated second season comes to "A" on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
beginning July 27 (visit achannel.ca to confirm local broadcast times), and on
ASN at 11 p.m. AT. Originally scheduled to premiere on "A" this Fall, the
whirlwind of attention fuelled by both critics and fans fast-tracked the
Season 2 launch for viewers in Canada. It was also announced today that each
episode of Season 2 will be available on demand on The CTV Video Player at
CTV.ca following its television broadcast debut.

    Now, Canadians will be able to keep up with the twists, turns, and antics
at the Sterling Cooper Agency at the same time as viewers to the south as
Season 2 of Mad Men airs day and date with its U.S. broadcast. Created by Emmy
Award-winning writer and producer Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos) and starring
Golden Globe-winner Jon Hamm, Season 1 enjoyed continuous accolades and became
the most talked about show on television, thus paving the way for a highly
buzzed-about second season.

    Season 1 of Mad Men continues to air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo!,
continuing with Episode 8 this week. As well, the entire Mad Men Season 1
catalogue is now available on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca with each of the
13, full-length episodes available on demand.

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    www.ctvmedia.ca/achannel

    "With such unprecedented acclaim, we want to make sure Canadian fans of
Mad Men get to see the all-new season as soon as possible," said Susanne
Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "For those viewers
just awakening to the Mad Men phenomenon, episodes of Season 1 continue to be
available on Bravo! and CTV.ca, allowing new fans to catch up to the drama."

    The Season 2 premiere, "For Those Who Think Young" (airing Sunday,
July 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), opens on Valentine's Day in 1962, a little more
than 14 months after the Season 1 finale left Sterling Cooper's Creative
Director Don Draper (Jon Hamm) facing failure at home. Meanwhile,
newly-promoted copywriter Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) suffers from depression
after secretly giving birth following her tryst with adman Pete Campbell
(Vincent Kartheiser). Despite the passage of time, the characters will have to
face the consequences of their earlier actions. Old secrets remain to be
explored - and new ones will emerge.

    When the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced last week,
Mad Men made history by becoming one of the first basic cable series to earn
an Outstanding Drama Series nomination. Additionally, Mad Men received Emmy
nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jon Hamm),
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (John Slattery), Outstanding
Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Robert Morse), Outstanding Directing for a
Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Costumes for
a Series, and nine other nominations for casting, cinematography, art
direction, hair and make-up.

    Other awards earned for Season 1 include two Golden Globe wins for Best
Series, Drama and Best Actor in a TV Drama (Jon Hamm), a Director's Guild
Award for Best Drama Series, a Writer's Guild Award for Best New Series, a
Screen Actor's Guild Award nomination for Best Actor (Jon Hamm) and Best Drama
Series Ensemble, and a 2007 Peabody Award. Last weekend, members of the
Television Critics Association awarded the series with three TCA Awards,
including Program of the Year, Outstanding New Program of the Year and
Outstanding Achievement in Drama.

    Audiences can expect more of the same in Season 2. USA Today proclaims
that Matt Weiner and his cast and crew "don't appear to be letting their guard
down" in Season 2, noting that the Golden Globe-winning drama aptly "conveys
the glamour, ordinariness and ugliness of its times."

    From Lionsgate, Mad Men is a provocative series about the lives of the
ruthlessly competitive men and women working in the advertising world of 1960
Manhattan. The series depicts the sexual exploits and social mores of this
most innovative, yet merciless profession, while taking an unflinching look at
the ad men (self-described "Mad Men") who shaped the hopes and dreams of
Americans on a daily basis. The drama unfolds around Golden Globe winner Jon
Hamm as Don Draper, one of the biggest ad men in the business. As he calls the
shots in the boardroom - and the bedroom - he struggles to stay a step ahead
of the rapidly-changing society and the young executives nipping at his heels.

    Mad Men also stars Elisabeth Moss (The West Wing), Vincent Kartheiser
(Angel), January Jones (We Are Marshall) and Christina Hendricks (Kevin Hill),
and guest stars John Slattery (Desperate Housewives), Rosemarie DeWitt
(Standoff), Talia Balsam (All the Kings Men) and legendary stage and screen
star Robert Morse (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying). Michael
Gladis (Third Watch), Aaron Staton (The Nanny Diaries), Rich Sommer (The Devil
Wears Prada), Maggie Siff (Michael Clayton) and Bryan Batt (La Cage Aux
Folles) round out the cast. Mad Men is executive-produced and written by
Matthew Wiener (The Sopranos), produced by Lionsgate and distributed by
Toronto-based Maple Pictures.

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Wingham serve viewers with locally-focused programming and strong community
involvement, with an emphasis on local evening news and local updates on their
daily morning shows. "A" tells the stories residents most want to see:
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and all of the great things happening in their hometown communities. "A" is
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For further information:

For further information: Renée Horton, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5374 or
rhorton@ctv.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5311 or jquan@ctv.ca

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