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[06/10/09 - 08:23 AM]
AMC Announces Mad Men Season Three Premiere Sunday, August 16th at 10pm Et/9 PM C
The premiere airing will be presented with limited commercial interruptions.

[via press release from AMC]

AMC ANNOUNCES MAD MEN SEASON THREE PREMIERE SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH AT 10PM ET/9 PM C

Premiere Episode to be Presented with Limited Commercial Breaks

Second Season 13-Episode Marathon Begins Monday, August 10 at 7 am ET

First and Second Season Available On Demand

New York, NY � June 10, 2009 - AMC will premiere the third season of its critically-acclaimed, award-winning drama Mad Men on Sunday, August 16th at 10PM ET/9PM C. The premiere airing will be presented with limited commercial interruptions.

Leading up to the highly-anticipated new season will be a Mad Men marathon on Monday, August 10, from 7AM � 8PM EST, featuring all 13 episodes from the series' award-winning second season.

Beginning today, Season One is available On Demand, in both standard- and high-definition. Season Two will be available On Demand starting Monday, July 20. The pilot episode entitled "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" is available now for live streaming on www.amctv.com.

Mad Men debuted in July 2007 and has gone on to win multiple Emmy� Awards, including the Emmy for Outstanding Drama, a first for a basic cable series. It is also the only basic cable series to win the Golden Globe award two years in a row (2007 and 2008) for Best Television Series-Drama and was the recipient of a Peabody award in 2008. It has gained unprecedented recognition and has been hailed as, "One of the most critically acclaimed TV shows ever," by the New York Post. TV Guide called it, "madly, marvelously mesmerizing," while the New York Times said, "It's a sleek, hard boiled drama with a soft, satirical core." USA Today said, "If this is the future of TV, the future is looking good."

Mad Men is created, written and executive produced by Matthew Weiner (Executive Producer/Writer, The Sopranos), co-executive produced by Scott Hornbacher (The Sopranos), and produced by Lionsgate. AMC's Joel Stillerman, SVP of original programming, production and digital content and Vlad Wolynetz, VP of Production, Series and Movies, oversee development and production for the network.

About AMC

AMC - the most Emmy�-winning basic cable network of 2008 - reigns as the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Golden Globes� for Best Television Series � Drama and boasts a comprehensive library of the most entertaining movies of all time. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include the Emmy� Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, the upcoming miniseries The Prisoner and insightful non-scripted programming such as AMC Storymakers and AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 94 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

About Lionsgate�

LIONSGATE� is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio and is a premier producer and distributor of motion picture, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally-delivered content. Its prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture titles and television episodes is a stable source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The LIONSGATE� brand is synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the globe.





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