We’ll Need More Ice: AMC Will Show Every “Mad Men” Episode in Order Before Finale

Shut the door. Have a seat.

To quote Sterling Cooper’s Sterling Cooper Draper Price’s SC&P’s McCann Erickson’s resident silver fox Roger Sterling, it’s time to “take another lap” with one of the greatest television shows of the new millennium. Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, AMC will air every single episode of Mad Men back-to-back, leading right up to the series finale, which airs at 10 p.m. this Sunday.

Following the same format as FXX’s highly successful Every Simpsons Ever marathon, AMC will effectively (and smartly) turn into the all Mad Men, all the time channel for nearly a week—allowing casual watchers to catch up, Draper fanatics to fall in love all over again, and the basic cable network to squeeze every last dime and minute out of its tentpole drama.

Beyond being able to relive every affair Don had, every cigarette Betty smoked, and every time Bert Cooper yelled at people to take their shoes off in his office, Variety reports that AMC’s Mad Men takeover will feature well wishes from famous fans, ads and art from the seasons before this final half-season, and something called “Madvertising vignettes,” which are, apparently, “facts and famous quotes about the advertising industry.”

AMC’s president Charlie Collier had nothing but kind things to say about the impending mega-marathon (obviously), and the fact that the network’s sister channels (BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv) will pause their regular programming during Mad Men‘s series finale to ensure that no one misses a minute:

Turning AMC over to ‘Mad Men’ and airing every episode of every season as a lead-in to the finale on Sunday seems a fitting way to continue celebrating what this series has meant to the fans, to television and to our network. We are also enormously appreciative of our sister networks who are paying tribute to this remarkable program that has had such an impact on our entire company.

So if you planned on, you know, going to work, seeing loved ones, or living a normal life for the next few days, you might want to reschedule it, because this deserves your undivided attention.

Mad Men‘s final episode will air on Sunday, May 17, at 10 p.m. on AMC.

(via Variety)

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