‘Mad Men’ series finale: other networks going dark while AMC airs episode

Everyone knows at this point that “Mad Men” is going to be coming to a close after seven seasons on Sunday night. So how will the series end? While Matthew Weiner is not giving you anything remotely close to a firm answer on that at the moment, we are getting a better sense of just what AMC and their family of networks will be doing to pay tribute.

On Sunday, the likes of Sundance TV, BBC America, and more under the AMC Networks banner are going to go dark to pay homage to the classic series, which is concluding after seven seasons with an episode that will hopefully be a fitting end to the Don Draper journey. We do have to say that while we do enjoy “Mad Men” more than almost any other show on TV, we’re not so much a fan of the self-indulgence that seems to be a part of this particular move. We just don’t love it, since fans of the show will watch anyway.

Of course, you are not going to be getting almost anything else when it comes to the events of the finale for a little while. AMC is notoriously secretive, and we don’t imagine that this is going to be changing at any point before Sunday.

We don’t know how AMC will be able to move forward without one of their signature shows; through their entire rise to power as a network, this is a series that has always been there in one way or another.

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