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Mad Men Cast Talk Series Finale Reactions; Premiere Date Set for April 5

This week, the cast of Mad Men and Matthew Weiner discuss the series finale at the Winter TCA Press Tour, while Vulture reports that Mad Men will premiere April 5. Plus, the show is up for a raft of awards, for costume design, production design and editing. Read on for more:

• At the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour, Jon Hamm says the good thing about Mad Men‘s final episodes airing is not having “to fake like I don’t know how it ends or make up some ridiculous story about robots or zombies,” according to E! Online. At the same event, HitFix reports that Matthew Weiner says each of the last seven episodes “feels like a finale of the show.” January Jones calls the final episode “a beautiful story. It’s perfect in every way. I read it over and over,” Variety says, while Elisabeth Moss reveals that “Peggy has retained a lot of the qualities she had at the start, both in good ways and, unfortunately, bad,” Vulture notes.

Vulture reports that the final seven episodes of Mad Men will start airing on Sunday, April 5, with the series finale airing on May 17.

CBS News announces the nominees for the Costume Designers Guild’s awards, and Mad Men‘s Janie Bryant gets one in the Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series category.

• The Los Angeles Times reports that Mad Men‘s Season 7 premiere, “Time Zones,” received a nomination for an Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award.

• According to Screen Daily, Mad Men was nominated for an ACE Eddie Award by the American Cinema Editors in the category of Best Edited One-Hour Series For Commercial Television.

Harper’s Bazaar‘s The List of what to watch next year includes Mad Men, when “Don Draper’s saga finally comes to a close.”

Steven Soderbergh details everything he watched and read and listened to in 2014 and Mad Men makes the list.

• Christina Hendricks is the new face of Clairol’s nice’n easy, and she tells the Daily Mail about the first time she did a photo shoot with the product.

Deadline spotlights the trailer for Good Kill, a movie that stars January Jones alongside Ethan Hawke.

SundanceTV is live-streaming, until Feb. 1, Lost and Delirious (2001), a film starring Jessica Paré.

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