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"Mad Men" Season 6 Set for April Premiere

Posted by Jesse Tigges | January 23, 2013 02:52 PM

AMC announced today “Mad Men” will return for its sixth season on Sunday, April 7. The premiere will be an extended two-hour episode, like the Season 5 premiere, and air at 9 p.m. The following episodes will return to their normal time slot of 10 p.m. Sundays.

It’s exciting to hear one of television’s best shows is less than three months away, especially considering how great last season was and where some of the show’s characters left off. [Season 5 spoiler alert] Don Draper (Jon Hamm) seemed to be returning to form at work, despite suffering both personal and professional setbacks — not to mention the death of a colleague. Don's relationship with Megan (Jessica Pare) was becoming strained, and Peggy’s (Elisabeth Olson) departure from the firm was a serious blow. But don’t worry, “Mad Men” creator and showrunner Matt Weiner has confirmed Peggy will still be a part of the series, just not in what capacity.  Who knows what fallout will come from Joan's (Christina Hendricks) "decision" that made her a partner. Oh, and let's not forget Roger Sterling (John Slattery) loves acid now!

Weiner — who’s always tight-lipped about any plot points — did talk a little about Season 6 with the media. Vulture and Vanity Fair have some pieces worth reading on Weiner’s statements. The most intriguing part being the two-hour premiere will have cliffhanger elements that foreshadow what the season will be thematically. As always Weiner is fairly cryptic, but did say fans should re-watch the final ten minutes of the Season 5 finale right before the Season 6 premiere starts. Hmm …

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