home  |  celeb  |  music  |  movie  |  tv
Home > TV News

Creator Says 'Mad Men' Will End in Season 7

April 1, 2011, 2:29 am GMT

Signing a new 3-year deal with AMC/Lionsgate, Matt Weiner gushes, 'These will be the last 3 seasons' of the Emmy-winning drama.



"Mad Men" will likely not last longer than seven seasons. After some tough negotiations, Matthew Weiner has finally signed a new 3-year deal with AMC/Lionsgate to work on the drama series, and he hints it will also be the end of the show.

"These will be the last 3 seasons", Weiner tells Deadline. "I'm going to take it one year at a time without the distraction to ever have to go through this again."

"I want to thank all of our wonderful fans for their support," Weiner additionally says in a statement about the new deal. "I also want to thank AMC and Lionsgate for agreeing to support the artistic freedom of myself, the cast and the crew so that we can continue to make the show exactly as we have from the beginning. I'm excited to get started on the next chapter of our story."

Although Weiner's new deal ties him to the show for three seasons, the cast have not signed yet for a seventh season so the show is only officially renewed for season five and six for this time being. However, Weiner has ensured the seventh season will indeed happen.

It was previously reported that Weiner could not agree with AMC over the network's plan to cut 2 minutes from each episode's running time in favor of more commercials and to eliminate two regular cast members to save money.

Later, the network announced that "Mad Men" will indeed return for season five although it would only arrive in March 2012 instead of July as planned before.

More Mad Men News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Anna Kendrick Was 'Pissed' at Jake Gyllenhaal for Bailing on 'Into the Woods'

November 27, 2014, 3:36 pm GMT

Video: Ellen DeGeneres Plays Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Spoof

November 27, 2014, 9:50 am GMT

ARIA Awards 2014: Sia Wins Big, One Direction and 5SOS Are Among Performs

November 27, 2014, 9:33 am GMT

Justin Bieber Builds Snowman With His Little Sister Jazmyn

November 27, 2014, 9:31 am GMT

'The Walking Dead' Boss Teases a Tearjerking Midseason Finale

November 27, 2014, 9:15 am GMT

Ridley Scott Responds to 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Whitewashing Backlash

November 27, 2014, 9:12 am GMT

Beyonce Shares Photo of Blue Ivy in Front of Giant Christmas Tree

November 27, 2014, 9:00 am GMT

Meghan Trainor Sings Hilarious Thanksgiving Carols on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

November 27, 2014, 8:54 am GMT
Switch to Desktop Version.