Reality TV Examines Ad World and ... Homeland Security?

AMC plans two new shows
By Luke Kelly-Clyne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2011 11:42 AM CDT
In this publicity image released by AMC, Jon Hamm portrays Don Draper in the AMC series, "Mad Men."   (AP Photo/AMC)

(Newser) – Do real ad men look like Don Draper? How many threats does the Department of Homeland Security investigate on a daily basis? The answers to these questions and more will be discovered with AMC's first foray into reality TV. The Mad Men network plans two new, real-life series: The Pitch and Inside the DHS, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Pitch, set for 2012, will provide a look into the world of ad agencies as they create campaigns. Inside the DHS, premiering later this year, will follow around DHS employees—including chief Janet Napolitano—presumably without jeopardizing national security. As for the network's already on-air suite of scripted originals, The Killing drew 2.6 million viewers in its second week, and the wildly popular Mad Men has been renewed for a fifth season. (Read more AMC stories.)

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