Mad Men has been renewed for a fourth season, AMC announced Tuesday.
The pickup for the cabler's flagship series comes three weeks after the Emmy-winning and buzzed-about series' third-season premiere opened to 4.5 million viewers — a number that factors in encore presentations.
Catch up with Mad Men with our 60-second recaps
"We always saw the potential for Mad Men
, and believed in and supported the series because of our strategy of developing cinematic television that complements our library of the most entertaining movies, from every genre, on television," Charlie Collier, president and general manager of AMC, said in a statement. "With this early fourth season renewal, we're excited to let our audience know the captivating world of Sterling Cooper will be back on AMC again next year."
And unlike the ad drama's previous renewal, fans won't have to worry about creator Matthew Weiner's involvement, since he inked a seven-figure deal
with Lionsgate in January to remain onboard for two more seasons.
News: Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner signs new deal
So what say you to that, Maddicts?