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Time to hang up the pinstripe suit and cut back to one pack of cigs a day… at least for the time being. Retro drama “Mad Men” aired its fifth season finale Sunday night.
Sunday’s episode of “Mad Men” capped off an interesting season for the series, which returned to AMC in March after 17 months off the air. Viewers saw the death of a major character (Lane Pryce), the exit of a lead character to a rival agency (Peggy Olson) and more weird flashbacks for the “lead” character (Don Draper.)
Fans won’t have to wait 17 months for another season of “Mad Men.” According to a March 2011 TV Guide interview with series creator Matthew Weiner, there will be at least one more season, if not two, of “Mad Men.” Weiner made a deal with AMC and production company Lionsgate which gave him creative control of the series for a fifth and sixth season, with an option for a seventh. In the interview, he stated that seven seasons is all the series needs:
“I look at TV shows that I admire, and I think this is the length that they should be,”
said Weiner. “At a certain point you’re driven to a desire not to repeat yourself. I want the show to end before the machinery has worn out.”
No matter what happens, AMC will air at least one more season of “Mad Men.” Expect more advertising, smoking and adultery.