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Season 1
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No. of episodes 13
Original run 19 July 2007 —
18 October 2007
DVD release 1 July 2008
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Season 1 premiered on July 19, 2007 and concluded on October 18, 2007. It consists of thirteen episodes, each running approximately 47 minutes in length. AMC broadcast the first season on Thursdays at 10:00 pm in the United States.

Season 1 takes place between March 1960 and November 1960. It introduces the fictional 1960s advertising agency Sterling Cooper. As the season unfolds, the mysterious backstory of enigmatic ad man Don Draper is revealed.

The first season was lauded for its excellence in writing, acting, and art design. It was acknowledged with numerous industry awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series, and a Peabody Award.

Production

  • Number of episodes produced: 13

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

Episodes

Season # Series # Image Title Writer Director Original airdate
1 1 Madmen smoke "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Matthew Weiner Alan Taylor July 19, 2007
2 2 Bettynails "Ladies Room" Matthew Weiner Alan Taylor July 26, 2007
3 3 Donstairs "Marriage of Figaro" Tom Palmer Ed Bianchi August 2, 2007
4 4 Petesofa "New Amsterdam" Matthew Weiner Alan Taylor August 9, 2007
5 5 Donbrother "5G" Matthew Weiner Lesli Glatter August 16, 2007
6 6 Babylon "Babylon" Andre Jacquemetton
Maria Jacquemetton
Andrew Bernstein August 23, 2007
7 7 Red in the face "Red in the Face" Bridget Bedard Tim Hunter August 30, 2007
8 8 074 "The Hobo Code" Chris Provenzano Phil Abraham September 6, 2007
9 9 Shoot "Shoot" Chris Provenzano
Matthew Weiner
Paul Feig September 13, 2007
10 10 Longweekend "The Long Weekend" Bridget Bedard
Andre Jacquemetton
Maria Jacquemetton
Matthew Weiner
Tim Hunter September 27, 2007
11 11 076 "Indian Summer" Tom Palmer
Matthew Weiner
Tim Hunter October 4, 2007
12 12 Nixon vs kennedy "Nixon Vs. Kennedy" Lisa Albert
Andre Jacquemetton
Maria Jacquemetton
Alan Taylor October 11, 2007
13 13 The wheel "The Wheel" Matthew Weiner
Robin Veith
Matthew Weiner October 18, 2007

Media

Awards

Mad Men won Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards. Jon Hamm was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, John Slattery for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Robert Morse for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Director Alan Taylor was nominated for "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "The Wheel" was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

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