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