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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

January 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM

‘Mad Men’ returning April 7

OK, we finally have a date! AMC announced today that Season 6 of “Mad Men” will return with a two-hour premiere April 7, then on subsequent Sundays with one-hour episodes. Matthew Weiner, as usual, isn’t giving much detail about the new season (he won’t even say what year it’ll be set in), but did tell the New York Times this: “The network requested [the two-hour premiere] this time, whereas last time it was my idea to come back with a splash. It worked well last year and they wanted to try it again. For me, I was like, well, I don’t have the same set of problems, but I do have a way to start the story with a movie. It has some cliffhanger elements to it, it does propel you into the rest of the season — it does foreshadow a lot what the season is about. But I was like, I want to write a movie here, that we can create the atmosphere and vibe of the season.”

Some choice bits of Season 5, to whet our appetites . . .

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