AMC announced that the final season of “Mad Men” will get 14 episodes. The first seven, titled “The Beginning,” will begin airing in spring of 2014. The final seven, titled “The End of an Era,” will air in spring of 2015.
“This approach has worked well for many programs across multiple networks, and, most recently for us with ‘Breaking Bad’ which attracted nearly double the number of viewers to its second half premiere than had watched any previous episode,” Charlie Collier, AMC president said. “We are determined to bring ‘Mad Men’ a similar showcase. In an era where high-end content is savored and analyzed, and catch-up time is used well to drive back to live events, we believe this is the best way to release the now 14 episodes than remain of this iconic series.”
Creator of the show Matthew Weiner added: “We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience. The writers, cast and other artists welcome this unique manner of ending this unique experience.”
Are you excited for “Mad Men’s” extended finale season?