AMC announced today that it has renewed Mad Men for a fourth season. The third season of the hit cable show, which premiered on Aug. 16 to a record 4.5 million viewers, recently received 16 Emmy nominations — the most for any drama series.
“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 into 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.”