Matthew Weiner Signs Two-Year Contract

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Altogether now, Mad Men fans: Phew!

After months of questions and uncertainty, series creator Matthew Weiner has signed a two-year, seven-figure contract with Lionsgate TV to continue working on the award-winning drama.

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"Since the beginning, the show has been a charmed experience, made possible by my partnership with AMC and Lionsgate," Weiner said in a statement. "I am proud to work so closely with these two companies who love taking risks and value creativity and I am thrilled to get back to work with the most talented cast and crew in the business."

With this deal in place, Mad Men's writing team will immediately get back to work on the show's third season, which airs this summer.

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