What would you like to know?
Share this Story

Mad Men delayed until 2012

As the owner of Bloom Creatives, Caroline Gutierrez Goddard tells stories with words and photos -- and as such, is a regular contributor here at SheKnows.

It's a long wait for Mad Men!

Mad Men fans better settle in for a long wait: The hugely popular retro show won't return with new episodes until 2012.

It's a good thing Mad Men Season 4 was finally released on DVD -- because fans of the hit show won't be seeing any new episodes until 2012!

Mad Men cast

In the midst of intense contract negotiations with show creator/head writer Matt Weiner, AMC issued a statement announcing the network has "officially authorized production of season five of Mad Men, triggering our option with Lionsgate. While we are getting a later start than in years past due to ongoing, key non-cast negotiations, Mad Men will be back for a fifth season in early 2012."

What's the holdup? Those very negotiations are, actually. Weiner wanted $30 million for two years (what?! Who is this guy, Charlie Sheen?) and AMC wants him to give up two minutes of the show to commercials, lose two cast members and include more product placement.

While we're hearing that Weiner is getting his cash, those finer details of ad time, product placement and head count are yet to be resolved -- meaning no summer episodes of Mad Men for you.

Don Draper could have brokered this deal in ten minutes flat.

 

Check out Jon Hamm featured in Man Candy Mondays >>

Recommended for You
Comments
Hot
New in Entertainment
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!