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Mad Men will end after three more seasons

Mad Men, Season 2

Story by Jack Foley

MAD Men will run for three more seasons before being drawn to a close, according to its creator Matthew Weiner.

The Emmy winning scribe told The Hollywood Reporter that “seven seasons seems like the right length for the life of the show”.

His comments follow news that he has now signed a new contract with producers that will take him to the end of the series.

The fifth season of Mad Men had been delayed until early next year (2012) because of stalled talks with Weiner over issues that included moves to reduce running times.

As a result, the season five opener and finale will now last for 47 minutes, with 11 other episodes lasting 45 minutes.

But Weiner has the option of making 47-minute versions of all the episodes for DVD or digital download release.

In a statement released following the successful resolution of talks between Weiner and AMC, the creator went on to thank Mad Men‘s “wonderful fans for their support”.

And he thanked AMC and series producer 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”.

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