Have you been going through “Mad Men” withdrawal? Have you found it hard to perform daily activities without a glass of scotch and saying really inappropriate things to your friends and family? This type of behavior can only mean one thing—either you have a serious drinking problem or you like acting out scenes from the show. You won’t have to depend on your imagination or alcohol for long because AMC has just announced the premiere date for “Mad Men’s” new season!
According to the network, “Mad Men” will return at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, July 25th. The last time we saw series protagonist Don Draper (Jon Hamm) he had created his own ad agency with the help of several of his buddies from Sterling Cooper. Professionally he’s golden but personally his life is in the dumps because his wife Betty (January Jones) headed to Nevada to get a quickie divorce. What will Don Draper do?
On another note, writer and creator Matthew Weiner recently spoke at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention and revealed that he’s not interested in extending the show’s run past season 6 if it continues to get renewed.
The execs over at AMC responded by saying, “No one wants to see Don Draper wearing a leisure suit. We trust Matthew’s vision and that he knows where to take the show. But with that said, ‘M*A*S*H’ figured how to stretch the Korean War for more than a decade, so stay tuned.”
If Weiner does decide to pull the plug after season 6 it might be the right move. No one wants to see their favorite show on air after the spark is gone. At the end of season 3 it was 1963 which means the show would end in 1966 just as the counter-culture revolution is beginning. From an aesthetic point of view you can see how that would conflict with the show’s story and look. Maybe that’s what Weiner’s trying to preserve by keeping its run brief?
Do you think Mad Men should end early or should they prolong it?