Canadian broadcaster CTV said Thursday it has acquired rights to the first two seasons of Mad Men, the dramatic series about 1960s advertising executives that was a breakout hit for AMC last year.
CTV said it would say “soon” when it would begin airing the first 13-episode season, which debuted on AMC in July 2007. No other terms were announced, other than that CTV had also acquired broadband and video-on-demand rights to Mad Men’s second season. The second season hasn’t yet been produced.
CTV recently aired the last episode of The Sopranos, it said; Mad Men was created by Matt Weiner, a writer and producer of that HBO mob series hit.
Mad Men is up for two Golden Globe Awards, for "Best Series, Drama" and for "Best Actor in a TV Drama" (Jon Hamm).