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Mad Men Sets Emmy Record; Weiner Tells L.A. Times January Jones Will Be a ‘Modern Mommy’


Mad Men Season 4 wins the Emmy for Best Drama thereby setting a cable-network record. As to Season 5, Matthew Weiner says he wants to make motherhood work for January Jones (off-camera at least). Read on for more Mad Men news.

The Hollywood Reporter,, Variety, and the New York Times report on Mad Men‘s fourth Emmy win for best drama and series creator Matthew Weiner’s reaction: “You know me. I am never speechless, but tonight I was speechless.”

• Check out photos on of the Mad Men cast at the Emmys.

The Los Angeles Times quotes Matthew Weiner on how he’ll deal with January Jones’s new baby while shooting Season 5. Weiner says, “We’ll find a way for her to be the most modern mommy in the world while playing one of the most primitive on TV.”

NPR interviews Randee Heller (Miss Blankenship) about her own time on Madison Avenue in the sixties, where, she concedes, “Women were second-class citizens.”

Access Hollywood asks Christina Hendricks if she’s ready to have a kid: “We enjoy other people’s kids very much.”

When asked by New York Magazine about other shows “stealing” from Mad Men, Matthew Weiner says, “I don’t own the period. I see the whole experience as a vindication.”

The Boston Herald says the series The Playboy Club “imitates Mad Men — minus the nuance.” says the success of Mad Men has led to a “swingin’ ’60s revival in modern TV shows.”

The Independent looks at the “stylish 1960s dramas with Mad Men overtones” that dominate the TV season. asks of the new TV season, “Can [the] success of Mad Men be duplicated?”

Variety reports the episodes in Mad Men Season 5 will run a full 47 minutes.

In the San Jose Mercury News, Richard Cohen contrasts Mad Men-era prosperity with our current economy: “There were simply no limits [then]. Now there are.”

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