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Mad Men: AMC Series Renewed for Season Four

Mad MenDon Draper (Jon Hamm) and the rest of the Sterling Cooper staff are going to be able to keep up their naughty behavior for at least one more year. AMC has officially ordered a fourth season of the drama Mad Men.

The renewal doesn’t come as much of a surprise. In January, Executive Producer Matthew Weiner signed a two-year deal with Lionsgate to keep overseeing the program. The show has also become a high-profile project for the movie channel, winning multiple Emmys last year and looking to be on track to win some more later this month.

While the series continues to be a bigger success with critics than in the ratings, Mad Men’s audience has been growing. The first episode garnered just 900,000 viewers. By the time season two rolled around, viewership had grown and the second season premiere attracted 1.52 million.

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Last month’s season three kick off brought in 2.8 million. The news isn’t all rosy though since the ratings have fallen off considerably. The most recent episode drew just 1.61 million. On the plus side, though the viewer numbers are small, the show’s audience is typically an upscale one.

Charlie Collier, president and general manager of AMC, said, “With this early fourth season renewal, we’re excited to let our audience know the captivating world of Sterling Cooper will be back on AMC again next year.”

Season three is scheduled to finish airing on November 8th. Like the previous seasons, year four is on track to debut next Summer.

What do you think? Is Mad Men worthy of all the critical praise or is it just hype?

 

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Dan November 11, 2010 at 9:47 am

The 60’s. Don Draper and his associates are elegant. I can smell the aroma of Bourbon or Vodka, a drag of lit Lucky Strikes, and the ladies whoooo! They are hot! Christina Hendricks will give Usama Bin Laden tennis elbow.

The soundtrack is not bad either. It reflected the time period. Its an interesting collection for those who went to war.. in Vietnam.

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Pat WYbach August 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I love the show but I think it should come on an hour earlier.Mybe a different night. I look forward to seeing this every weekend andhope there is a season 5. .

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Kristy June 15, 2010 at 9:23 am

i am totally in love with this show. thanks to netflix,i have gotten to watch seaons 1-3 and totally fall in love with each and every character in this series. hope its on for many years to come.

devoted mad men fan!!!

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Louise December 23, 2010 at 8:06 am

I agree!! I just heard about mad men 6 months ago from a friend and once I got my first netflix in, I was HOOKED!! Can’t wait for Season 4 to come out, Love Don Draper or Dick wittman, either way that guy can take me home anyday!!

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danny katzenstein November 9, 2009 at 12:03 pm

the finale of mad men was the best one of the season. Having watched from the first episode, one can only hope that when the new season premieres, it is not too far in the future. I wonder if sterling cooper lane and price will compete with mcmann and tate from bewitched. (same time period:))

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cjmaT September 5, 2009 at 7:07 pm

I THINK I KNOW WHY YOU DIDN’T BRING (THE UNIT) BACK…YOU DIDN’T WANT ANYONE OVER 20 WATCHING CBS .
I DO HOPE SOME OTHER NETWORK HAS MORE SENSE THAN YOUR CEO’S
YOU CAN BET YOU WANT STAY ON TOP!!!!

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