Nellie Andreeva

The wait is almost over — AMC’s period drama Mad Men will return for Season 5 on March 25. Series star Jonn Hamm let the news slip on Friday’s episode of comedian Doug Benson’s Doug Loves Movies podcast. AMC, which presents at TCA later this week, is not commenting. During the long hiatus between Seasons 4 and 5 of Mad Men a slew of projects set in the 1960s were put in development by various networks, and three — NBC’s The Playboy Club, ABC’s Pan Am and Starz’s Magic City — went to series. The Playboy Club is already officially dead, Pan Am is on its way to join it, and Magic City is expected to launch around the return of Mad Men. (Like AMC, Starz will likely announce a premiere date at TCA.)

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