The sixth season of "Mad Men
" will kick off on AMC on Sunday, April 7th at 9pm, the network announced today. As with the previous season, the period drama will start with a two-hour premiere written by creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner
, with fellow executive producer Scott Hornbacher
slated to direct. (Hornbacher previously helmed the episodes "Wee Small Hours," "Waldorf Stories," "Far Away Places" and "Dark Shadows
.") The series will shift back into its regular 10pm timeslot in its second week with an episode written by Jonathan Igla
and Weiner, and directed by star Jon Hamm
. According to Weiner, "To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity. "We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them.” The showrunner told TV Guide...