Mad Men

Mad Men

American period drama television series
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Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate Television. The series ran on the cable network AMC from 2007 to 2015, lasting for seven seasons and 92 episodes. Its fictional time frame runs from March 1960 to November 1970.

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Opening theme
"A Beautiful Mine" (Instrumental)
by RJD2
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Country of origin
United States
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English
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No. of seasons
7
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PRODUCTION

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Production location
Los Angeles, California
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Running time
45–57 minutes
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Original release
July 19, 2007 (2007-07-19)
May 17, 2015 (2015-05-17)
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(repeated line)
Don Draper: What do you want me to say?
  • Very unusual on a TV-show, almost no information is provided for the press during the shooting. This includes casting or storylines. The main cast is not allowed to talk about it and any guest actor signs a contract not to tell anybody he/she is working on the show. Matthew Weiner and his team oversee and decide how the information is given and how it is released.
  • Creator Matthew Weiner thought Jon Hamm was right for the role of Don Draper early on in the audition process, however, executives were not so sure and the actor was forced to audition numerous times to get the role.
  • Both John Slattery (Roger Sterling) and Mark Moses (Herman 'Duck' Phillips) appear on the ABC show Desperate Housewives, as Victor Lang and Paul Young respectively.
  • In Yiddish; Utz means - To goad, to needle. Comedian Jimmy Barrett does just that to Mrs. Utz during shooting the Utz Potato Commercial shoot.
  • There is no improvisation on set. The scripts are followed verbatim, and any possible change is discussed with Matthew Weiner first.

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