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More 'Mad Men' to come, promises AMC

We won't see Season 5 of "Mad Men" until next March -- production gets under way a week from Monday -- but AMC's already ordered Season 6, according to network programming exec Joel Stillerman.

More 'Mad Men' to come, promises AMC

We won't see Season 5 of "Mad Men" until next March -- production gets under way a week from Monday -- but AMC's already ordered Season 6, according to network programming exec Joel Stillerman.

Stillerman also confirmed reports that Jon Hamm, who stars as "Mad Men's" Don Draper, will make his directorial debut in the fifth-season premiere.

And while he was confirming things, he also noted the departure of executive producer  Frank Darabont from "The Walking Dead" and the elevation of one of the show's writers, Glenn Mazzara, to Darabont's role as showrunner.

It's been a "seamless transition" and "production isn't going to miss a beat" on the zombie show, which returns Oct. 16.

Translation: Nothing to see here, folks! Keep moving.

As for Darabont, who's not yet publicly weighed in: "We're grateful for his contributions."

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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As the TV critic for the Philadelphia Daily News, I've always believed my job is less about thumbs -- up or down -- and more about the conversation. Because the more choices we have, the fewer people in our lives know what we're talking about when we say, "Did you see that?" And that's when television really starts to get interesting.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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