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What Jobs Do Emmy Nominated TV Characters Hold? (Infographic)

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 22nd 2011 10:45AM
We often joke that 95% of the characters we see on TV are either doctors, lawyers or cops. But among characters nominated for Emmys this year, the occupational breakdown is considerably more diverse.

Led by Don Draper, 12.6% of nominated characters are businessmen. 10.3% are stay-at-home moms or dads, 8% are lawyers, and 6.9% are teachers. The biggest group in the graphic falls into the 'Other' category, which includes Matt Damon's '30 Rock' character Carol, who's a pilot, and Dexter Morgan, a forensic scientist/serial killer of evil people.

Check out the infographic, courtesy of the official Emmys site, after the jump for the full breakdown.

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'Mad Men' Star Jon Hamm Signs New Contract, Banana Republic Launches 'MM' Clothing Range

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 22nd 2011 6:15AM
Jon Hamm'Mad Men' fans struggling through the dry spell between Seasons 4 and 5 can rest easy in the knowledge that Don Draper will be on the show until the end.

And, for those fans looking to maintain the 'Mad Men' mood through the long wait, Banana Republic has announced that in August it will launch a range of clothing and accessories inspired by the '60s-set drama.

Deadline.com reports that in the wake of 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner's new three-year deal, star Jon Hamm has renegotiated his contract with Lionsgate-AMC.

He was previously committed to a further two seasons, but that's now been upped to three in exchange for a whopping pay-day -- estimated to be an eight-figure sum -- which makes him one of the highest-paid actors in a cable series.

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Don Draper's 'What?' vs. 'Lost's' 'What?'(VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Nov 4th 2010 11:00AM
What word does Matt Weiner, creator of 'Mad Men,' write most often? Well, "$' isn't really a word. If his main character's favorite word is any indication, then he writes "What?" most often.

A serious 'Mad Men' fan with some serious extra time put together a montage of Don Draper saying "What?" over the last four seasons. A minute and a half of Draper saying "What?" to Peggy, "What?" to Pete, "What?" to Betty "What?" to Roger and "What?" to various secretaries he's since lost.

As the video's creator says, "Don Draper uses the word "what" as Van Gogh used color or Beethoven used sound." Touche.

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DIY Kids' Halloween Costumes: Inappropriate TV Character Edition

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 28th 2010 1:10PM
Don Draper, 'Mad Men'
Throughout October we've brought you ways to turn your favorite TV characters into creative Halloween costumes. But what about the children? What pop culture-related costumes should your babies wear?

Kiddie show costumes are so played out. You don't want your daughter to be the sixth Dora the Explorer in her playgroup, do you? Exhibit some originality by going with one of TV Squad's awesomely inappropriate baby Halloween costumes.

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'Mad Men's' 10 Most Meaningful Lines of the Season

by Jane Murphy, posted Oct 19th 2010 12:20PM
As we look back and dissect 'Mad Men's' finale, delaying hibernation from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce for one more day, let's take a look at season 4's most meaningful lines.

Not necessarily the most memorable lines, mind you. Our winner in that category: "I would have my secretary do it, but she's dead."

This list is dedicated to the dialogue – evocative, ironic, or more than a little strange -- through which creator Matthew Weiner and company gave small (very, very small) clues to his epic story.

Beware: Spoilers for all of season 4 ahead.

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'Mad Men' Finale - 'Tomorrowland' Recap

by Maureen Ryan, posted Oct 18th 2010 9:30AM
['Mad Men' - Season 4 Finale]

"I know who you are now." -- Megan to Don

Season 4 of 'Mad Men' began with the question "Who is Don Draper?"

And the answer is ... he's not necessarily Don Draper anymore.

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'Mad Men' Episode 10, Season 4 Recap

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 27th 2010 4:00AM
['Mad Men' - 'Hands and Knees']

"There's no reason. Nothing you can do." -- Lee Garner Jr.

When Sally Draper is the happiest person in an episode of 'Mad Men,' you know things have gone wrong.

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'Mad Men' Season 4, Episode 8 Recap

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 13th 2010 6:00AM
['Mad Men' - 'The Summer Man']

"We're flawed because we want so much more."

A lot has been happening on 'Mad Men' of late.

But on Sunday, we got a differently paced episode in which not a lot happened. Still, 'The Summer Man' found Don Draper making some quietly important decisions.

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'Mad Men' Season 4, Episode 7 Recap

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 6th 2010 9:20AM
['Mad Men' - 'The Suitcase']

"You know what? There's a way out of this room we don't know about."


In Sunday's terrific 'Mad Men' episode, 'The Suitcase,' Don Draper said that about a rodent in his office. But he might as well have been talking about himself.

The episode was one of the series' best hours and a sensational acting showcase for Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss.

If anything, 'The Suitcase' made the case even more strongly that, as I wrote last week, this is the best season of 'Mad Men' yet.

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Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss Hawk Mercedes-Benz, Excedrin (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 29th 2010 11:31AM
Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Mad MenIt wouldn't surprise me if most of the actors on 'Mad Men' ended up in commercials at some point. It's a show about advertising, so you sort of associate them with ads and commercials.

At least two 'Mad Men' actors, Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss, are featured in commercials circulating right now. Hamm is the new voice for Mercedes-Benz, taking the baton from Richard Thomas (John-Boy on 'The Waltons'), who served as the car company's voice-over talent for the past four years.

In a Media Decoder story, Stephen Cannon, vice-president for marketing at Mercedes-Benz USA in Montvale, N.J., calls the new campaign "a nice re-fresh of our voice," adding that Hamm has "a terrific, very resonant voice with a lot of gravitas to it." He also notes that Hamm will help Mercedes-Benz "reach out to a younger, more vibrant audience."

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Six Series Spin-Offs I'd See in a Second

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 28th 2010 12:02PM
'Criminal Minds'
With the season coming to a close, the networks are starting to look toward next season. In the case of 'Criminal Minds,' that includes exploring the possibility of a spin-off series. They ran an embedded pilot for it earlier this season, introducing the new cast, and they've already had tremendous success with both 'NCIS' and 'CSI' spin-offs. But whatever happened to the old-school way of creating spin-offs?

'Frasier' was a long-time cast member on 'Cheers' before he headed off to Seattle and sitcom super-stardom. 'The Jeffersons' spent time living next to the Bunkers ('All in the Family') before moving on up. Even as recently as 'Friends,' they spun series co-star 'Joey' off into his own series -- maybe that's when it all went so wrong.

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'Mad Men': Season Three - DVD Review

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 6th 2010 4:04PM
Mad Men season 3What do you look for in a DVD set? Are you the type of person who expects to see a lot of extras (commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, bloopers, deleted scenes, documentaries, etc) because DVDs allow us to have all of those things and it would be a ripoff for the consumer if we didn't get them? Or are you the type of person who is just happy to have the actual episodes to watch over and over again whenever you want and you don't really care about the extras?

You're in the middle? What a politician.

I lean towards the former for newer shows and towards the latter for older shows. Though I would love to have commentaries and features for older shows, I realize that's not always possible. I ask this because the DVD set for the third season of AMC's 'Mad Men' has cast and crew commentaries for every single episode. Let's take a look at that feature and everything else in the set.

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Abed Channels Don Draper on 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 5th 2010 12:46AM
Community, Abed Channels Don DraperThis is one of the funniest things we've seen all day. On 'Community' (Thu., 8PM ET on NBC), Abed channeled Don Draper of 'Mad Men' to show how he'd get the girl.

And it was spot-on, right down to the voice, the smooth moves and even the cigarettes. If you close your eyes, that's not Abed in the video. That's Don Draper.

Now he just needs to bed down every woman that comes within earshot, make a few hardcore business deals, lie to his wife and assume someone else's identity. Oh, and get a hat.

Watch the video after the jump.

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This post has a major spoiler about Mad Men, so don't read it

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 26th 2010 3:31PM
Mad Men
So there's a major character leaving AMC's Mad Men, and this is probably one of those casting decisions that's going to make dedicated Mad Men fans very upset. They might even Twitter or text "OMG!" to their friends.

But I'll put the announcement after the jump for those of you who don't want to know. The person leaving Mad Men is...

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Like buttah! Megan Mullally's musical commercial

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 25th 2010 9:00AM
megan_mullally_turn_the_tub_aroundHave you seen Will and Grace star Megan Mullally in her latest production? No, not her work in the theater, including an upcoming revival of Lips Together, Teeth Apart. I'm talking about her butter commercial. Yes, yes, that's Megan Mullally in the "Turn the Tub Around" I Can't Believe It's Not Butter commercials.

I have to admit, when I first saw the commercial, I was stunned. It was the strangest margarine ad since William Shatner's classic Promise spots. But the more I've seen of Megan's disco-inspired musical extravaganza for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, the more I think that the whole thing is hilarious. Megan, in my estimation, has her tongue firmly in cheek.

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