September 1, 2009

AMC orders fourth season of ‘Mad Men’

AMC announced Tuesday it has renewed its New York-set period drama series Mad Men for a fourth season.

The series' third season premiere Aug. 16 was seen by 4.5 million viewers, the network said.

The second season of the show, which is set at a Madison Avenue advertising agency during the early 1960s, earned 16 Emmy nominations -- the most for any drama series -- this year. The winners of the awards are to be announced later this month.

We always saw the potential for 'Mad Men,' and believed in and supported the series because of our strategy of developing cinematic television that complements our library of the most entertaining movies, from every genre, on television. It's been extremely gratifying to see the show develop in to such a pop-cultural phenomenon with such a passionate fan base, Charlie Collier, president and general manager of AMC, said in a statement. With this early fourth season renewal, we're excited to let our audience know the captivating world of Sterling Cooper will be back on AMC again next year.