Season Six, the penultimate of the series, will kick off with a two-hour episode which, Weiner told the Times, "has some cliffhanger elements to it."
He said he originally approached the newest season with the idea that he should save some material for the final season. But then, he told the Times, the show's executive producers convinced him to use everything he had. "So I decided to throw it all in. When you're on a show where drama is somebody watching a phone ring, you shouldn't really take out any story ideas you have."
The news has had Twitter fans pouring themselves a large Scotch in celebration.
(pours Scotch) RT @buzzfeedMad Men is returning April 7 with a two-hour premiere— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) January 23, 2013
I told my DVR about the return date for "Mad Men," and my DVR was like, "Hell yes!" That's why I'm besties with my DVR ow.ly/h3C2Q— Dustin Rowles (@pajiba) January 23, 2013
Mad Men season 6 premieres April 7 on AMC. Pour yourself a drink.— AdFreak (@AdFreak) January 23, 2013
Before buying a bunch of skinny ties for the occasion, be warned: the ties will probably be getting a little wider, as Weiner refused to specify what year the sixth season will be set in. Roger Sterling in a kipper tie, perhaps, but Don? It'll never happen.
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