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AMC has renewed "Mad Men" for a fourth season, the cable channel announced Tuesday.

The stylish drama about Madison Avenue in the 1960s is currently into its third week of season three.

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"We always saw the potential for 'Mad Men', and believed in and supported the series because of our strategy of developing cinematic television that complements our library of the most entertaining movies, from every genre, on television," said Charlie Collier, president and general manager of AMC.

"With this early fourth season renewal, we're excited to let our audience know the captivating world of Sterling Cooper will be back on AMC again next year."

The series debuted on Aug. 16 with an aggregate audience of 4.5 million viewers. The series has has 16 Emmy nominations, and is the favorite to win as best drama for the second year in a row later this month.

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