HUGE, exciting announcement for Mad Men fans! Just when we thought we were going to have to kiss the show goodbye forever after season 7 wraps in early summer 2014, AMC has announced that the final, seventh season will consist of 14 episodes -- as opposed to the usual 13 -- and will be split up into two "mini-seasons" consisting of seven episodes each. One will air this coming spring 2014, and the other ... spring 2015! Eeee!!!
SO awesome! That means we'll basically be getting the benefit of a season 8 ... without an actual season 8. All right, sure, I guess not the FULL benefit, because that would mean 26 more episodes total as opposed to 14, but still, being a beggar at creator Matthew Weiner's mercy, we'll take what we can get, right?!
Here's what else we know (so far) ...
Now the big questions this news obviously brings to mind! Does this mean season 7 will cover 1969 and 1970, or just the first half of the year and the second? And if it's the latter, my guess is that Weiner may end the "mid-season" finale somewhere around July 20, 1969 -- when we first landed on the moon, cuz that could stand for all sorts of dramatic, metaphoric meaning ... Will they film it all at once or split up the production, too? Will everyone want to participate in both mini-seasons or will someone drop out at the last moment? Eek! Hope not!
Either way, knowing we've got two more years of Mad Men to look forward to is a real treat. Can't wait!
What do you think about this new plan to split season 7?
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