The long farewell to Mad Men will begin on April 13 at 10 p.m. when the first half of the AMC advertising drama’s seventh and final season debuts. Mad Men’s 14-episode last season will be split into two seven-episode parts, the latter half of which will debut in the spring of 2015.
In September, AMC first announced that the last season of the critically acclaimed series that changed the network forever would be two parts, a strategy first used with Breaking Bad’s final season, which wrapped up in September. And speaking of, the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, which focuses on lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) before Walter White (Bryan Cranston) came into his life, will debut in November.
Though not much is known about the final season of Mad Men, the Season 6 finale — SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t watched it yet — opened up many possibilities with Ted (Kevin Rahm) moving to California after telling Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) he loved her, the rising tension between Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and new fan favorite Bob Benson (James Wolk), and Don (Jon Hamm) revealing the truth about his childhood at the most inopportune time (in front of Hershey’s), leading to both a mandatory leave of absence from Sterling Cooper & Partners and his decision to show his children the now-dilapidated brothel he called home as a child. Plus, Peggy’s now wearing the pants at Sterling Cooper, Pete’s moving to L.A., and Joan (Christina Hendricks) asked Roger (John Slattery) to be a part of their son’s life.