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Season 1
No. of episodes 13
Original run 19 July 2007
18 October 2007
DVD release 1 July 2008
Season chronology
Season 2


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 Season 1on 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 Advertising Agency. As the season unfolds, the mysterious backstory of enigmatic ad man Don Draper is revealed.

Season 1 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.


  • Number of episodes produced: 13


Main Star



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


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Mad Men Season 1


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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