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Jon Hamm: 'Mad Men' Should End

Don Draper

First Posted: 06/12/11 09:29 AM ET Updated: 08/12/11 06:12 AM ET

With the contentious, near-fatal contract negotiations between "Mad Men" creator/executive producer Matthew Weiner and AMC finally resulting in a new, three season contract, a timeline for the Emmy-winning show's completion was set. It's longer than Weiner originally envisioned, but the important part, star Jon Hamm says, is that the show will indeed end. He wouldn't have it any other way.

"I think it should end. Everything should end. I was a big fan of 'The Office' over here because it ended," he told the BBC in a new interview. And though the show is affording him his first opportunity to direct -- he'll helm the first episode of the fifth season, set to debut in January -- he has no clue. at this point, what he'll actually be directing.

"I don't think they exist," he said of the season five scripts. "The way Matthew writes the show is very organically. He starts when he starts and eventually there are scripts but I certainly haven't seen them."

In the meantime, Hamm can enjoy the trappings of his recent ascent to stardom. That includes visits to the White House Correspondents' Dinner -- and some laughs at the expense of Donald Trump.

"[Obama] was amazing. And I had kind of the best seat the house because I was sitting sort of right behind Donald Trump's table," Hamm said of his visit to the White House Correspondents' Dinner in a recent interview with Conan O'Brien. "And watching that dude who has no problem telling people what to do and giving people trouble, he didn't take it very well. Laugh!"

For more, click over to the BBC.

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