Mad Men creator in for two more seasons

Matthew Weiner, executive producer and creator of Mad Men, signed a deal with Lionsgate TV and AMC on Friday. The deal includes two more seasons of the Golden Globe-winning series, a development deal, and feature project for Lionsgate.

During the 2008 Emmy awards, Weiner expressed the fact that his contract was up and he was looking for a raise from the network. The future of the series and its creative team had remained uncertain as the months passed and no agreement was reached.

The series, which revolves around an advertising firm in New York City during the 1960s, has received instant critical acclaim and many awards including Best Drama Series and Best Actor in a Drama Series for Jon Hamm.

The writing for the third season, where we will find out what the future holds for Don and Betty Draper, is expected to begin in mid-February.

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