"Mad Men" Is Coming Back!
"Mad Men" Is Coming Back!
Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
March 31 2011 8:00 PM

"Mad Men" Is Coming Back!

And so is creator Matthew Weiner. AMC and Lionsgate just sent out a press release with the following welcome news:

AMC and Lionsgate today announced the return of the iconic series "Mad Men" for seasons five and six with series creator Matthew Weiner back on board as showrunner. Concurrently, it was announced that Weiner has signed a new long-term deal with Lionsgate, extending into a possible seventh season.  The announcements were made by Charlie Collier, president of AMC, and Kevin Beggs, president of Lionsgate Television Group.    

The announcement indicates that   neither Roger nor Betty   will be getting the boot:

Mad Men's award-winning ensemble cast includes: Golden Globe-winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse and Kiernan Shipka. 

Rejoice, exhale, etc.

(Read Brow Beat's earlier posts on the Mad Men contract talks here .)

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Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.