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Mad Men Sets Standard for New ’60s Shows; Hendricks and Sommer Party on Red Carpet


This week, Mad Men‘s influence was evident in new ’60s-era shows on other networks, plus more photos surfaced of the Mad Men cast at the Golden Globes. Read on for details.

Deadline Hollywood alludes to Mad Men‘s influence on current television with a larger story about the new series The Drivers, also set in the ’60s.

• A separate Deadline Hollywood story notes that the Emmy-nominated director of the Mad Men pilot, Alan Taylor, has been brought on to direct Playboy, yet another new ’60s-era show.

• The Hollywood Reporter [no link] includes a photo of Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks and Rich Sommer from the AMC/Sundance Channel Golden Globe party.

• The Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Daily Press, Detroit Free Press and USA Today all covered Mad Men‘s win of the Producers Guild of America award for Episodic Television – Drama.

Advertising Age praises Mad Men as “high quality content” in an era where some Demand Media is “not for human consumption.”

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