AMC announced today that Mad Men Season 6 will begin Sunday, April 7, at 9pm ET/PT, with a special two-hour premiere written by creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner, and directed by executive producer Scott Hornbacher. Following this premiere, starting on April 14, the critically acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series will move into its regular timeslot at 10pm ET/PT on Sundays starting with an episode directed by star Jon Hamm.
“To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity,” said Weiner. “We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them.”
“It is a calling card and a point of great pride for AMC to be the network home of Mad Men, led by Matthew Weiner and his brilliant team,” said Charlie Collier, President and General Manager, AMC. “We can’t wait to share Season 6 with the world, and what better way to start than with a special two-hour premiere?”
Leading up to the Mad Men Season 6 premiere, fans can catch up with the series by watching Season 5 on AMC On Demand beginning Feb. 11, with Season 5 episodes rolling out each week up to the Season 6 premiere. Viewers can also get up early (or set their DVRs) every Sunday morning at 6am ET/PT to catch up on past Mad Men episodes, including Season 5, which begins March 3, leading up to the Mad Men Season 6 premiere.
Mad Men Season 6 airs Sundays on AMC starting April 7 and stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Paré, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Robert Morse, Jay Ferguson, Chris Stanley, Ben Feldman and Kiernan Shipka.
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