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AMC Announces Premiere Date for Mad Men's Sixth Season

January 23, 2013  |  1:30pm
AMC Announces Premiere Date for <i>Mad Men's</i> Sixth Season

Damn it, is Don Draper going to cheat on his wife or not? If that cliffhanger has been weighing on you, then we’ve got good news.

AMC announced Wednesday morning that Mad Men will return for its sixth season on April 7, according to The New York Times.

This season is planned to be Mad Men’s second to last season.

The sixth season premiere episode will be two hours long, and was written by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and directed by executive producer Scott Hornbacher. The episode after that will be directed by Jon Hamm.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the show’s creator Matthew Weiner comments on the upcoming season premiere:

“It is different than last year’s in a sense that it was my idea and I was just trying to give bang for a buck to an audience that I didn’t want to lose because we’d been away for so long. This year it’s really constructed like a film. It is its own story and hopefully it foreshadows the rest of the season…. You should know what happened at the end of last season before you see the episode. The whole season is in reference to last season.”

After the season premiere, slated to occur at 9 p.m., Mad Men will return to its regular 10 p.m. time slot on April 14.

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