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AMC Sets Premiere Date for 'Mad Men' Season Six

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 23, 2013 at 1:30PM

AMC has set Sunday, April 7 as the premiere date for the sixth season of "Mad Men." As with Season Five, the 1960s ad men drama will debut at 9pm for a special two-hour premiere episode written and directed by showrunner Matthew Weiner.
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AMC has set Sunday, April 7 as the premiere date for the sixth season of "Mad Men." As with Season Five, the 1960s ad men drama will debut at 9pm for a special two-hour premiere episode written and directed by showrunner Matthew Weiner.

The series will then move back to its regular 10pm slot for the second episode, which is directed by star Jon Hamm.

Weiner told TV Guide that he "didn't know the show would go on this long. [With the] part of the 60s [the show now depicts] I've always been fighting an image of the period that has been created by books and movies."

The fifth season left off in 1967, and reportedly the new season will jump ahead in time to the very late 1960s. All cast members will be returning, with the exception of Jared Harris.

This article is related to: Television, Mad Men, Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, AMC, Jon Hamm


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.