The final seven episodes of Mad Men won’t premiere for a few months, but that won’t stop AMC from giving viewers all the Don Draper they could want. As long as they’re willing to wake up early on Sunday mornings to see him.
AMC announced today that, leading up to the last run of new Mad Men episodes, the network will be re-airing the series from the beginning, starting this Sunday, Nov. 16.
Episodes will air Sundays at 6 a.m. ET, starting with season one’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” this Sunday. The number of episodes each week seems to vary, however. Two episodes will air this coming Sunday, while the following Sunday, Nov. 23, will include a run of three episodes.
There’s also the matter of waking up that early on a Sunday, so this may be a marathon best saved to a DVR to watch at fans’ convenience.
This marathon is a slightly different tactic than AMC’s Breaking Bad marathon, which aired in the lead-up to that show’s final string of episodes. Eight episodes aired every Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. ET for several weeks. There’s nothing stopping AMC from a similar final push marathon in 2015, but for now, fans will have to get their Don Draper fix with an early Sunday morning breakfast (pancakes, Old Fashioneds, and cigarettes, anyone?).