Mad Men set to end in 2015

Mad Men will end in 2015 following a split season with the first half to air next year.

2013-09-18_1059Mad Men will end in 2015 following a split season with the first half to air next year.

It follows a similar trend set by AMC for Breaking Bad amongst other industry titles.

The first half of the season, dubbed “The Beginning,” will air in spring (US) 2014. The second, “The End of an Era,” will air in spring (US) 2015.

“This approach has worked well for many programs across multiple networks, and, most recently for us with Breaking Bad, which attracted nearly double the number of viewers to its second-half premiere than had watched any previous episode,” said AMC President Charlie Collier. “We are determined to bring Mad Men a similar showcase.”

Series creator Matthew Weiner said, “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.”

Source: LA Times

2 Responses

  1. Yes. It allows them to spread the cost over 2 seasons while keeping fans subscribing and buys time to make replacements.

    And it gives Mad Man an increased chance of taking the record for most Best Drama Emmys. Though S5 was the best written (they had time during the hiatus to polish the scripts) and probably it’s best chance, but was snubbed. S6 took a while to get going and wasn’t as good.

  2. Please! There’s two real reasons they’re doing this-
    1. Because they have a shortfall of content.
    2. Because they want more Emmys for the show and for it not to go up against Breaking Bad.
    AMC has developed into a strong channel for shows. But with The Killing killed, Breaking Bad gone, Hell of Wheels getting zero hype and Low Winter Sun both a critical and ratings failure, they’re short on content. This is why we’re getting a Breaking Bad and Walking Dead spin-off and why they’re stretching Mad Men out, much to the chagrin of their viewers. They have nothing original and are worried that people will abandoned them.
    As for Emmys, Mad Men has never won an acting Emmy. Going up against Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who have had stellar performances this year, will certainly not do any favours.

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