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Jon Hamm hopes viewers will accept roles apart from the womaniser he plays in Mad Men

Like Don Draper taking on new challenges in Mad Men's final season, Jon Hamm is ready to live a life without the hit TV series when it comes to an end at the end of Season 7

Published on Apr 17, 2014 3:19 PM

Mad Men star Jon Hamm is going to be out of a regular job when the acclaimed TV drama comes to an end at the end of Season 7 - and he is fine with that.

"All good things come to an end," the 43-year-old actor tells Life! and other international media in a telephone interview. "Other shows sort of fade away or peter out, but the good shows end.

"And you know, I don't want to be on a show that overstays its welcome."

Already, interest in the much talked- about show appears to be waning. When it was broadcast last week in the United States, the show's seventh and final season had the lowest ratings for a season premiere since Season 2's 2008 opener.

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Background story

"I'm going to be an absolute disaster. There will be tears... fistfights and hair-pulling and every expression of emotion."

Hamm, who stars as Don Draper in Mad Men, on filming the series' final episode