Home Celebrity Emmys: “Mad Men” Brings Back Kevin Rahm, Harry Hamlin for Final Season

We all have our favorite shows. If you read this column you know my mine is “Mad Men.”  So I’m happy to confirm what may or may not have been out there already: Kevin Rahm and Harry Hamlin will be back for the final season as Ted Chaough and Jim Cutler. They were the guys from the other ad agency who abruptly merged with Sterling Cooper to get the Chevy account. But then the characters merged right into the lives of the main cast seamlessly.

What this means, of course, is that no one is going to California. And that Peggy and Ted could still turn out to be something.

Rahm is thrilled. Even though he’s been acting for years, he acknowledges “Mad Men” has changed his life. He’s waiting now for word on a movie role. We did discuss  his character’s name, which he pronounces “chaw” even though it sounds more like “chow” in the show. “It is totally made up,” he confirmed with a big grin. And no, he has no idea what happens next for Ted.

And Hamlin? He was also at the Governor’s Ball with wife Lisa Rinna. Hamlin has been very involved with the Creative Coalition since it began more than 20 years ago. The  former “LA Law” actor told me he knows next to nothing about Jim Cutler, who may or may not be gay. “He’s an enigma to me,” says Hamlin, who also knows nothing of his character’s fate. But series creator Matt Weiner has resurrected Hamlin in a way no one, including the actor, could have imagined.


Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. “What this means, of course, is that no one is going to California.”

    Not sure how you got to that. The show,and SC&P, could easily be bi-coastal (as Don said to Megan) in Season 7.

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