Mad Men Season Three Spoilers: Premiere Date, Time Jump

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The third season of Mad Men will premiere in early August.

We'll pass along the exact date when AMC announces it.

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Betty Draper ended season two with a baby on the way. Where will this story pick up in season three?

As for what fans can expect from season three, words of advice: don't expect tidy resolutions to the second season finale's cliff-hangers - i.e. Peggy's admission to Pete and Betty's pregnancy - because the show is likely to jump ahead in time again.

Hmmm... what 1960s historical events might serve as a metaphorical backdrop (as the Cuban Missile Crisis did in Season 2)? Perhaps a certain Presidential assassination.

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It's been a pleasure working with you all. I wish you the best of luck.

Bert

Nostalgia - it's delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, "nostalgia" literally means "the pain from an old wound." It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn't a spaceship, it's a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards... it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It's not called the wheel, it's called the carousel. It let's us travel the way a child travels - around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.

Don Draper