Riding the wave of unprecedented popularity brought on by the forthcoming culmination of Walter White's transformation from Mr. Chips to Scarface, AMC has announced that Don Draper and the rest of Sterling Cooper & Partners will return to our living rooms this spring as the final season of Mad Men will be split into two halves.
They're calling the first half "The Beginning" and plan to air its seven episodes in the spring of 2014. Then, "The End of an Era" will feature seven episodes airing in the spring of 2015. This means that we're only a few months away from diving back into Matthew Weiner's rabbit hole and, more importantly, that Walter White and Don Draper definitely won't be drawing their final seasons in a duel for the same Emmy, as Breaking Bad's last season will qualify for 2014 and Mad Men's will qualify for the next year. Savvy, AMC. Very savvy.