Mad Men ended a year and a half ago, and now Matthew Weiner is finally ready to close the book on his iconic TV series about '60s advertising.
Josh Weltman, a co-producer of Mad Men, created most of the ad campaigns seen on the show. Beginning as an art director in the '80s, Weltman went on to be a creative director at West Coast agencies on brands including Taco Bell, Doritos and Microsoft.
"On Stage 9, the wardrobes of the male cast members include white shirts, cuff links, tie clips and hats," Stuart Elliott wrote in his New York Times advertising column in 2006, about a then-unknown cast shooting a pilot.
AMC is calling it "The End of an Era," and that's not hyperbole. Mad Men, the network's signature show, is coming to an end. Its final seven episodes begin airing at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, April 5, which would put the series finale on May 17.
AMC may have been hoping that the so-called “Netflix Effect” would boost the ratings for the Season 7 premiere of Mad Men, but in a highly competitive Sunday 10 p.m. slot, Matt Weiner’s period piece put up its worst opening numbers since 2008.
While he wasn’t physically onstage during Friday night’s PaleyFest panel, Mad Men creator Matt Weiner cast a long shadow over the proceedings—so much so that the only potential spoilers leaked by the stars of the
Don Draper’s split personality is about to manifest itself in the final season of Mad Men, as AMC will cleave the 14-episode order in two.
Sunday night’s death- and goulash-soaked season premiere of AMC’s Mad Men held its own in a crowded 9 p.m.-11 p.m. time slot, drawing a near-record 3.4 million viewers.