MAD MEN Season 3 Gallery Pictures

Jon Hamm

Check out pretty exciting gallery pictures of Season 3 of AMC’s MAD MEN, which premieres on August 16, 2009 at 10pm.

Season Three Preview

Set in 1960s New York, the sexy and provocative original drama follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising.

Season Two left off against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Major changes were unfolding at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency resulting from its takeover by British advertising firm PPL (Putnam, Powell & Lowe). Creative Director Donald Draper (Jon Hamm) returns from Los Angeles – where he ran away trying to come to terms with his identity – to news of the merger, and attempts to reconcile with his wife, Betty (January Jones). In the wake of her separation from Don, Betty discovers she’s expecting their third child, and in a shocking moment, sleeps with another man in a back office at a bar. When Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) professes his love for Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), she makes the heartbreaking confession that she secretly gave birth to his child only to give it up for adoption in order to pursue her career. A self-indulgent Roger (John Slattery) leaves his wife Mona for Don’s former secretary Jane, while Joan (Christina Hendricks) once again faces the limitations of her gender in both the workplace and her personal relationship.

“Mad Men’s” third season will further explore relationships, family and evolving gender roles through its fascinating, complex characters. The series’ thought-provoking storylines will reflect the rising tensions in American society, the questioning of traditional norms and the fermenting frustrations between women and men.