Margaret Lyons
April 19, 2010 AT 08:35 PM EDT

Image Credit: AMCIs the end in sight for Mad Men? That’s the rumor today, swirling after Matt Weiner apparently told members of the National Association of Broadcasters that he couldn’t see the show going past a sixth season. (The fourth season is supposed to start airing this summer.) Except that’s not exactly what AMC says. According to Mad Men‘s home:

“No one wants to see Don Draper wearing a leisure suit. We trust Matthew’s vision and that he knows where to take the show. But with that said, M*A*S*H figured how to stretch the Korean War for more than a decade, so stay tuned!”

Oh, snap! A healthy six seasons could be a long enough run for Mad Men, but who knows what we’ll all be saying two years from now? I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see it go longer — the third season ended at the end of 1963, which means there’s plenty of ’60s goodness left to be milked. (Weiner’s rep has yet to respond to EW’s calls.)

Quality not quantity, right, PopWatchers? Do you think specific ends in sight help or hurt shows?

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