The Final Season Of 'Mad Men' Will Be Split In Half. Deal With It.
AMC is making all kinds of interesting calls this week. All eyes are on them, I guess, given the end of Breaking Bad and the impending glut of Emmy gold this Sunday. So, yes, we’ll have Better Call Saul and a spin-off of The Walking Dead and, what’s this? Two more seasons of Mad Men? Or, to be precise, two half seasons, seven episodes each. That means Dustin
will be writing crackpot Megan Draper theories until 2015. I can’t wait.
Series creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner announced:
We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience. The writers, cast and other artists welcome this unique manner of ending this unique experience.
Two “uniques,” hunh? And here I thought they were just calling a Gilligan.