Along with the season 2 finale of "Breaking Bad" on Sunday, May 31 night, came a promo for the third season of "Mad Men". The countdown has officially begun on the AMC acclaimed series which is scheduled for premiere this August, most probably late in the month.
The second season ended with 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis where the Sterling Cooper ad men were fearing to lose their jobs amid the nuclear war. Since the story line reflects many actual happenings in the real world, there is a chance that the third season will jump two years ahead to 1964. Creator Matthew Weiner said that he did not want to explore the John F. Kennedy assassination that occurred in 1963.
In the end of season 2, Betty also came clean about her pregnancy. Weiner has confirmed that it would be her husband, Don's, baby despite that fact that she slept with a random guy at a bar. There will also be a fresh face when the show returns. Jared Harris, whose credit includes "Fringe", will join the cast as the new chief financial officer at Sterling Cooper.
On related news, there were reports that the third season will be shorter in length as AMC has proposed to Lionsgate TV to cut 2 minutes of the show to give room for ads.