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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Will ‘Mad Men’ Make Emmy History?

Jon Hamm plays Don Draper in a scene from “Mad Men.” (AP/AMC)

At this Sunday’s Emmy Awards, the AMC show “Mad Men” could make Emmy history if it wins in the Outstanding Drama category. No other show has won five consecutive Emmy awards in that category.

However, as Boston Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert tells Here & Now‘s Robin Young, “I’m not sure the Emmy voters will want to pick ‘Mad Men’ as the one show that wins five Best Drama awards.”

Gilbert thinks this could be the year for “Breaking Bad” though “Downton Abbey” could be a dark horse.

Gilbert also gives his picks for the new shows to watch this season. He’s most excited about ABC’s country music drama “Nashville.”

Matthew Gilbert’s New Show Recommendations

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6JNEJZPTE2XFGFEH2FL5C7GZKU Kathleen L

    Just FYI Downton Abbey is already back on the air. It’s just not on the air here and when it is, I’m sure that PBS will cut it to ribbons again. 

  • New Mexico Native

    Let’s give credit where credit is due… that’s beautiful New Mexico scenery in Breaking Bad. Not Arizona!

  • Karen Coates

    I live in New Mexico and people frequently mistake this state for Arizona. It’s become a joke among friends and neighbors. I’m sorry to hear the mistake repeated on your show. It’s true, this state has some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve encountered in the United States. But this state is not Arizona.

    • Robin

      SO sorry!!! We actually had actress Anna Gunn on and she talked about how great it was
      to film in her home state of NEW MEXICO!!!!

      As someone here said, well it’s sort of “Arizona-ey” but I know that doesn’t cut it..sorry!

      Robin

      • Karen Coates

         Thanks for acknowledging the error, Robin.

  • Future New Mexico resident

    Guess I wasn’t the only one to catch the Arizona/New Mexico gaff!

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