AMC is keeping Mad Men around an extra year, expanding the final season of the acclaimed drama series to 14 episodes and portioning them equally in 2014 and 2015.
The network said Tuesday that seven episodes will air next spring and another seven in 2015. Previous Mad Men seasons have spanned 13 episodes.
Series creator Matthew Weiner said the two-part season will enable a more elaborate story to be told.
The arrangement mirrors that of another AMC series, Breaking Bad, whose final season, now nearing its end, was similarly split in two.
Mad Men heads into Sunday’s awards night with four major Emmy nominations, including best actor for Jon Hamm, who has never won.
Fox News reworks prime-time lineup
Fox News Channel is shuffling its prime-time lineup for the first time in more than a decade.
The network said Tuesday that Megyn Kelly’s new prime-time show will debut at 9 p.m. next month. Sean Hannity, who currently occupies that time slot, will move his show to 10 p.m.
Greta Van Susteren is getting an earlier start: Her nightly show will move from 10 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cable news’ most popular personality, Bill O’Reilly, will stay at 8 p.m. for his show.
Lamar leads Soul Train nods
Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards.
The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for good kid, m.A.A.d city and song and video of the year for Poetic Justice. R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and Tamar Braxton follow with five nominations each.
The latest albums from Lamar, Timberlake and Miguel will battle efforts from Jay-Z, Rihanna and Fantasia for album of the year. Lamar’s other nominations include best new artist, hip-hop song of the year and collaboration.
The Soul Train Awards will be presented Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The awards will air Dec. 1 on BET and Centric.
Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson will host the show.
Timberlake, duo top EMA nominees
It’s something old, something new, as Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the 2013 MTV EMA nominations with five nods each.
Timberlake proves he’s still got what it takes after his long hiatus from music, with nominations in the best male artist, best live, best look, best U.S. act and best video categories.
Breakthrough duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will compete for the best new artist, best hip hop, best song, best U.S. act and best world stage prizes in the nominations announced Tuesday.
The 2013 MTV EMAs will be at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome on Nov. 10.