Matt Weiner, the Sopranos writer turned Mad Men creator and showrunner, admits that he "would find it a tremendous challenge" to produce an unscripted show, and analyzes the scripted world's perception of reality TV. All of that is in part one of his appearance on The Jay and Tony Show Show podcast, which Weiner taped last Monday. Show More Summary
Last night, after HBO and all of the other Emmy celebrations shut down, Matt Weiner kept things going after midnight at the AMC party with the rest of his Mad Men crew. Vulture caught up with Weiner as he reflected upon seeing his writers and cast assembled together for one... More »
Shortly after "Mad Men" ended its inaugural season with the celebrated episode "The Wheel" and its defining Don Draper Kodak Carousel pitch, Matthew Weiner showed up on Jon Hamm's doorstep, ostensibly to deliver a present, its precise nature now long forgotten. But Weiner had an ulterior motive...
Matt Weiner interviewed by his sister Allison Hope-Weiner Jon Hamm, as Don Draper, deserves a happy ending. Not what he got. No woman to call his own. Don was no more promiscuous than Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) and Roger Sterling...Show More Summary
As much as fans might wish to see TV finales tie up every loose end surrounding the characters and storylines of… Read More
Matt Weiner spoke about the “non-verbal meaning” of the final scenes of Mad Men in a Q&A with novelist… Read More
The Mad Men finale is over, and as we wait for comment (or more silence) from creator Matt Weiner, insight is trickling in via post-finale interviews with cast members, as well as some pre-finale conversations that mean more now that we’ve seen the curtain fall. … Read More
"Mad Men" fans woke up today feeling like 'Sopranos' fans did 8 years ago -- an ambiguous final scene made it SEEM like Don Draper created the iconic Coke commercial... and the show's creator is keeping the…
Mad Men promos! You love 'em, and so do we! Were they ever helpful? Nope! For eight years, Matt Weiner and his team made an art form out of the completely useless "next week on..." post-episode preview. It's been an endless parade of characters saying "Who?" or "I can... More »
So, after seven seasons of speculation about what peak Don Draper would jump from, the show ends with... a Coke ad? Unsurprisingly, Matt Weiner and company gave us an ending we'll be debating for years, but the final moments make more sense if you know a bit about the... More »
How will Mad Men end? With a song, of course. In the span of 91 previous episodes, the series’ patriarch, Matt Weiner, has employed popular music of the '60s era to punctuate each final scene. Sometimes an entire installment, such as...Show More Summary
This post contains details about the episode of “Mad Men” that aired May 10. One of the most memorable images of Betty Draper is from season one of “Mad Men.” In “Shoot,” we eventually encounter Betty standing in her yard in Rye, N.Y., in a pale pink dressing down, grasping a child’s BB gun, cigarette hanging […]
Matt Weiner appeared on Conan last night and told him that, because O’Brien has been such an avid supporter of the show, he… Read More
"I’m not just gonna take these last seven episodes and do the greatest hits."
Most big events in the world have a surprisingly modest impact on our daily lives, "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner argues.
As someone who spent a significant chunk of my 20s floundering around in different directions, attempting to figure out how to find meaning and success in adult life, nothing makes me happier than stories of artistic and cultural luminaries who struggled, sank, and despaired before finally hitting the jackpot. Show More Summary
"Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner has won nine Emmy awards. Time magazine has named him as one of the 100 most influential people, saying he is "no less than a genius" and that "his influence on the world of television is unparalleled." But success didn't come easily to Weiner. Show More Summary
April 10, 2015 Posted by Jay Livingston The “Mad Men” exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image shows how scrupulously Matt Weiner and company sought historical authenticity. They are proud of their period-perfect props, objects that...Show More Summary
This article originally appeared in Vulture. This interview contains spoilers for the mid-season premiere of Mad Men. “I forgot how fast time moves when you’re not working!” laughed Matt Weiner, easing into a plush sofa in the lobby of the L’Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills. Show More Summary
VideoThe bosses at Netflix ought to be sending Mad Men showrunner Matt Weiner a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle this morning, after last night's mid-season premiere. Or maybe it’s the other way around. However the passing of distilled gifts actually transpires, it’s clear that fully understanding this episode, and probably [...]