AMC wants more Mad Men

Originally a destination for black-and-white films from yesteryear, AMC has drastically shifted its programming over the last several seasons. The network followed in the footsteps of other cable channels by airing its own original scripted drama series this year, a big step for the channel.

Its first effort, Mad Men, was apparently a correct move. AMC is due to announce that it has picked up the series for a second season, according to Variety.

The show debuted to great critical reception in July, and quickly became the network's most-watched original program.

Mad Men is set in 1960s New York City, and follows the cutthroat world of high-powered advertising. The show was created by Matthew Weiner, who previously served as producer and writer on The Sopranos, Becker, and Andy Richter Controls the Universe.

Mad Men is currently through episode nine of its first season. For more information on the show, read TV.com's previous coverage.

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Ah great! I love the show and I am madly in love with Christina Hendricks. I hope her role gets biger. She is delightful!
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Sweet. I'm really liking this show a lot. G;lad to here it's been greenlit for another season.
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I love this show. It's a can't miss for my husband and myself. Too bad it's on AMC, I really think it would do a lot better on Showtime or HBO where they could really explore the emerging 'swining 60's' --I don't care why they ordered more shows, btw, I'm just glad they did!
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The ONLY reason AMC wants more episodes is because they can't make any money from the series without releasing it as a "box set". Sad to say, less than a million viewers [and virtually every TV critic who reviewed it] are now officially watching "MAD MEN" every week, and the numbers just aren't going to increase. It's a "cult" show with a "cult following". No matter how great it is, the mass audience won't bother tuning in to see it. Too bad....
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This is wonderful news! Mad Men is an absolutely fantastic series.
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At least AMC isn't going with game shows.
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Great news -- a great series gets extended.
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Have to say I caught this on the labor day marathon... and was sucked in... couldn't seem to move away from the TV... good story telling and just plain amazing that people actauly used to live that way and SMOKE THAT MUCH!!!!! :)
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As an avid watcher... this is great news to me!
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The show is both intriguing and frustrating like Sopranos were in that for huge chunks of time seemingly NOTHING happens except the protagonists going through regular ups and downs. The problem is, there's noone to rub out to get the blood flowing... Then again, there is always Joan - who will do the same in under a second :-)
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Don't know anything about it - will have to check it out....
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That's awesome. I have yet to see the show, but I did get a chance to visit the sets and talk to some of their crew. I was very impressed and I am looking foward to an opportunity to see the show!
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