AMC To Go 'Mad' Again In August


Don Draper will return in August.

AMC has commenced production on the third season of its award-winning and critically acclaimed original drama series, Mad Men.
The retro advertising series, which became the first basic-cable show to earn the Emmy for outstanding drama and is the medium's only repeat winner of Golden Globes for best television-drama, is slated to return with 13 new installments, produced by Lionsgate, beginning in August.
Jon Hamm, who portrays the series protagonist, the creative ad genius and troubled family man Don Draper, will return in the lead role, as will other show's top players: Elisabeth Moss (West Wing) as junior copy writer Peggy Olson; Vincent Kartheiser (Angel) as ambitious account exec Pete Campbell; January Jones (We Are Marshall) as Draper's Betty, Christina Hendricks (Kevin Hill) as office manager Joan Holloway; and John Slattery (Charlie Wilson's War, K Street) as agency partner Roger Sterling.