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Mad Men season 6 gets premiere date

Date January 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Lift a highball, television lovers: "Mad Men" will return to screens this April.

The critically adored, relentlessly blogged about, frequently awarded AMC show will kick off a sixth season of alcoholism, infidelity and advertising accounts with a special two-hour premiere.

Will Don cheat on Megan? Did Betty lose the weight? Is Peggy happy at Cutler, Gleason, and Chaough? Will Sally and Glen live happily ever after? Did Kinsey's "Star Trek" episode get picked up?

The answers to all those questions could be revealed on April 7 at 9 p.m. when the series starts up again.

Matthew Weiner, the creator of the series, will write the script and Executive Producer Scott Hornbacher will direct. Hornbacher previously oversaw directing duties on some of the show's more evocative episodes, such as season three's "Wee Small Hours," also known as the one where Sal get fired, and "Far Away Places," or the one where Roger takes LSD.

Following the premiere, "Mad Men" will return to its regular timeslot at 10 p.m. with an episode written by Jonathan Igla and Weiner, and directed by star Jon Hamm.

"To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity," Weiner said in a statement. "We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them."

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