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'Mad Men' in Hawaii: what can we expect? Ask 'Full House,' 'Modern Family,' 'Saved By the Bell...'

We get it, Matthew Weiner: You really love the ’80s and ’90s. Last season, it became clear that Mad Men‘s showrunner has a penchant for the alumni of shows like The Secret World of Alex Mack and Clarissa Explains It All. And today, we learned that Weiner plans to kick off season 6 with a storyline familiar to anyone who once worshiped at the altars of TGIF and Nick at Nite: the Hawaiian vacation.

So what should Don and Megan Draper expect to do and see as they soak up the sun in Maui? Judging from the family sitcoms that have already covered this territory, they’ll be greeted by cursed tikis, jewel thieves, new (and quickly forgotten) love interests, and evil land developers, among other things. Oh, and Don: Watch for falling coconuts.

The Brady Bunch (1972)
Mike and Carol’s blended brood pioneered the “let’s all go to Hawaii!” plot during the Nixon administration. Their trip provided a template for the shows that would follow in their stead: multi-episode arcs, leis, exotic island magic, surfing mishaps, and bikinis galore.
Lesson for Don & Megan: If you find an ancient tiki in the sand, for the love of Oahu, toss it into the ocean!

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Jon Hamm and Adam Scott film 'The Greatest Event in Television History' -- VIDEO

The most handsome duo in TV history, Jon Hamm and Adam Scott, debuted their top-secret Adult Swim collaboration, The Greatest Event in Television History, last night. And boy was it great. Not Mad Men or Parks and Recreation great, but amusing and extremely handsome.

In the extremely meta special, hosted by a deadpan Jeff Probst, the two actors star in a shot-by-shot recreation of the opening title sequence from the 1980s detective series Simon & Simon. They even rented a helicopter crew to replicate the shot of Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker driving to San Diego. The “greatest event in television history” — a.k.a. the one-minute credit sequence — is preceded by a faux behind-the-scenes video detailing the budgetary, psychological, and professional woes that troubled the cast and crew during filming. (No joke.)

My favorite line from the special was courtesy of “director” Paul Rudd (Scott and Lance Bangs actually directed the special) discussing why he cast Scott as AJ. “I actually have only seen one episode of Parks and Rec,” he said. “I thought when we were casting, that I was getting the little Indian guy from the show.”

Keep an eye out for appearances by Megan Mullally, Paul Scheer, and Kathryn Hahn and don’t feel too bad for the bullied Scott. He got the chance to hang out with Jon Hamm!

Watch the special below: READ FULL STORY

'Mad Men' mash-up montage proves just how much Don Draper drinks -- VIDEO

Most mash-up videos that promise “every [insert line/action/moment here]” from a given television show usually have enough time to provide at least a little context for the lines, actions, or moments that are getting singled out. But when your goal is to feature every act of drinking ever on AMC’s Mad Men, it’s apparently best to crank up the zippy jazz and keep things moving as fast as possible. Check it out below and see what we mean:  READ FULL STORY

Last Call! Turn the Emmy-snubbed into EWwy winners by voting in all 10 categories here!

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Voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards — honoring the shows, actors, and actresses readers believe deserved an Emmy nomination but didn’t receive one — ends Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. (Winners will be announced Friday.) For a deep dive into the nominees, click through the Comedy categories and the Drama categories. Or, cast your ballot now by voting in the 10 polls below.

And the Drama nominees are…

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EWwy Awards reminder: Voting ends Thursday!

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With tonight’s return of Sons of Anarchy, recipient of four nominations in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — a celebration of the Emmy-snubbed — it’s a good time to remind you that voting for the 2012 EWwys ends this Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced on Friday. View the drama nominees and vote here (there’s a poll after each category). Click here for the comedy nominees.

Read more:
Emmys: Snubs in Comedy? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
Emmys: Snubs in Drama? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
EWwy Awards: ‘An election we all can agree on,’ says Rob Lowe
EWwy Awards 2012: Which Supporting Actor is the tougher race?

Jimmy Kimmel, our sun and stars, goes 'Game of Thrones' on 'TV Guide' cover

He is Jimnerys Stormborn of house Targaryen, the first of his name, mother of dragons, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea — and he will take what is his, with fire and blood!

Sorry, what were we talking about? Oh yeah: Jimmy Kimmel is channeling four beloved characters from shows nominated for Best Drama Emmys on the cover of TV Guide this week. To your left, you can see his take on Daenerys the Unburnt, etc. etc., from Game of Thrones. “I look more like a member of Poison than Khaleesi,” the late night funnyman told the magazine. He felt a little more comfortable imitating Bryan Cranston’s Breaking Bad character: “I do feel like Walter White. I kinda look like him. It’s amazing what a little glue and hair from some unidentified animal will do,” he said.

Check out Kimmel’s take on Walt, as well as his version of Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess and Mad Men‘s Don Draper, here — and check TV Guide for the mag’s full interview. Kimmel hosts the Primetime Emmys on Sunday, September 23.

Now, bring him his dragons!

Read more:
Special Coverage: 2012 Emmy Awards
This Week’s Cover: ‘Homeland’ tops our Fall TV Preview

Back to cruel: Jimmy Kimmel has parents dress kids in awful outfits — VIDEO

EWwy Awards 2012: Which Supporting Actor is the tougher race?

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It’s Day 2 of voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards, honoring the shows and actors snubbed by the Emmys, and already, a themed has emerged in the comments: That Supporting Actor race is brutal — whether you’re talking drama or comedy.

The comedy nominees are Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari, along with Community‘s Danny Pudi and Donald Glover. (Vote here.) The drama nominees are Fringe‘s John Noble, Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt, Mad Men‘s John Slattery, The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman, and Justified‘s Walton Goggins. (Vote here.) Which category is tougher? We’re resisting the urge to type a new poll. Here’s what readers are saying: READ FULL STORY

EW's 5th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed: Voting starts now!

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It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. This year’s nominees are a combination of those who made EW critic Ken Tucker’s Emmy wish list and those who readers felt were most grievously snubbed when the Emmy nominations were announced in July. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites hereClick through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 13. Winners will be announced Sept. 14. There are trophies involved, to which two-time EWwy winner Courteney Cox can attest: READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men,' and 'Doctor Who' spoofed in burlesque show

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Your favorite TV shows just got hotter: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Doctor Who have been given a makeunder by a New York City burlesque troupe.

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque’s rotating cast hosts themed performances every third Tuesday of the month. Last week’s tribute show to Game of Thrones pushed the TV show’s R-rated envelope further with booze, blood, fire, and flesh (lots and lots of bare flesh). In the burlesque act, host Cyndi Freeman (AKA Cherry Pitz) drank a toxic alcoholic concoction that landed her in the hospital. GoT played in her mind during her unconscious state and she channeled the character Tyrion Lannister during her risqué performance.

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Poll: Which AMC wife is the worst?

Breaking Bad is back!

You can pour over all the scheming and darkness with EW’s recap — and Ken Tucker’s review — but there’s another matter we want to discuss here in PopWatch: Are the wives on AMC shows just the worst people ever? Skyler got us thinking so last night.

Sure, you can argue Skyler is doing the best she can (her husband did just murder someone, after all). But her dealings with Ted last season were not the best.

You’ve also got Lori on The Walking Dead, and her affair with Shane. Of course, Betty Draper on Mad Men is certainly no dream. Although Don was less than an ideal husband (understatement of the year), Betty is a child with little interest in her own children. For argument’s sake, let’s also throw Sarah Linden from The Killing into the mix. Yes, yes, she’s not technically married, but she’s got to be in this poll for being the world’s most MIA fiancé last season — Rosie killer on the loose or not.

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who’s the worst wife of them all? READ FULL STORY

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