'Mad Men' eyes August premiere

Production has started on Season 3 of AMC drama

Production has started on Season 3 of AMC's acclaimed drama series "Mad Men" for an August premiere.

The show's season debuts have been sliding back, with the first season bowing July 19 and the second one July 27.

The network is not announcing a specific premiere date yet, but according to Internet reports, it has been eyeing early August.

Returning cast members include Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, and Christina Hendricks, as well as guest star John Slattery.

Matthew Weiner is the creator/exec producer. Lionsgate TV is producing.