Mad Men’s Final Episodes Get a Premiere Date: April 5

AMC drama set for its last hurrah

The end is nigh, as AMC on Saturday announced the premiere date for the final Mad Men episodes. The second half of Season 7 will begin on Sunday, April 5, at 10 p.m.

"What an incredible journey this has been," showrunner Matthew Weiner said in a statement. "We sincerely thank the fans for joining us on this ride and hope it has meant as much to them as it has to us."

Weiner and several of the advertising drama's stars—Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks—will be on hand Saturday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., to talk about the final run.

Moss recently spoke about the pain of filming the final scenes. "The last three days were kind of like a funeral," she said. "It was just everybody crying all day long—these big, giant men bursting into tears."

The image above, of course, is from the very first time we saw Don Draper—the first scene of the pilot episode, which aired on July 19, 2007.