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Millions ready for final season of hit US drama Mad Men

Published on Apr 12, 2014 5:47 PM
Mad Men star Jon Hamm poses with co-stars (from left) Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Pare, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones and Christina Hendricks at the premiere for the show's seventh season in Los Angeles, California on April 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Pour a large Old Fashioned and pull up an Eames chair: after countless cocktails, numerous infidelities and a litany of sexist jokes, hit US television drama Mad Men is finally drawing to a close.

The mid-century morality tale, admired almost as much for its achingly cool depiction of 1960s fashion and furniture as for its superb writing and acting, enters its seventh and final season on Sunday.

Since it debuted on AMC cable television in 2007, tens of millions worldwide have become devoted followers of the fortunes of tortured New York advertising executive Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, and his colleagues.

Creator Matthew Weiner's show has been crowned Outstanding Drama at the Emmys, television's version of the Oscars, on no fewer than four occasions and has been ranked as one of the most influential shows ever to hit US screens.

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