‘Mad Men’ Heads to Canada


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).