"Mad Men" (AMC, spring TBD)
2014 was going to be the final year for "Mad Men." Then AMC benefited enormously from the decision to split the final season of "Breaking Bad" over two years, and decided to follow that plan with its predecessor. So rather than 13 episodes and goodbye, we'll get 7 this year and 7 in 2015. We'll have to see how differently Matt Weiner structures these episodes as a result — perhaps taking advantage of the split to actually take us a bit into the '70s? — or if he refuses to change anything at all (in the same way each episode largely ignores the idea that there will be commercial interruptions) and this year's seventh and final episode is just a normal installment of "Mad Men." Either way, there are only 14 hours left to spend with Don, Peggy, Pete and Joan. Enjoy 'em while you can.
- Alan Sepinwall