'Mad Men' gets July premiere, 'Rubicon' joins AMC in August

jon-hamm-john-slattery-mad-men.jpgAMC will double the drama on Sunday nights this summer, pairing its new series "Rubicon" with the fourth season of "Mad Men."

The cable channel says "Mad Men" will return at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, July 25. Season 3 left off at the end of 1963 with Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in a good place professionally -- starting his own ad agency with several people from Sterling Cooper -- and a bad one personally: His wife, Betty (January Jones), was on her way to Reno to get a divorce.

There's no word yet on where Season 4 will pick up, and given creator Matthew Weiner's anti-spoiler stance, there likely won't be much in the three months between now and the premiere.

"Rubicon," a conspiracy thriller starring James Badge Dale ("The Pacific," "24"), will debut with a two-hour premiere at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 and move to 9 p.m. the following week. Dale plays an analyst at a New York-based government intelligence agency who begins to uncover some sinister things within his workplace.

The cast also includes Miranda Richardson ("The Young Victoria," several "Harry Potter" movies), Dallas Roberts ("The L Word," "3:10 to Yuma"), Jessica Collins ("The Nine"), Lauren Hodges ("In Treatment"), Arliss Howard ("The Time Traveler's Wife") and Christopher Evan Welch ("Whatever Works").

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