The Price of Don Draper: Jon Hamm to Make $250,000 per 'Mad Men' Episode

More

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will continue playing troubled advertising executive Don Draper for three more seasons, thanks to a new contract he just signed. The announcement comes two months after show creator Matthew Weiner agreed to three more seasons of the show as well.

The New York Times reports that Hamm's new contract also comes with a salary increase:

No official terms were disclosed, but Variety reported that the deal includes a substantial raise for the coming season, and that Mr. Hamm would be making $250,000 an episode by the last year of the agreement. That would rank him among the highest paid stars in television.

Read the full story at the New York Times.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

'Cattoo': The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

"Feline art is really popular right now," says a tattoo artist in Brooklyn.


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Why Do People Love Times Square?

A filmmaker asks New Yorkers and tourists about the allure of Broadway's iconic plaza

Video

A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

Video

What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

Video

Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

Video

What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In