The news isn’t good. Negotiations between Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and AMC over the length of each episode and the composition of the cast are apparently at an impasse that’s going to keep the fifth season from airing this year. From what I’ve gathered, we shouldn’t be holding our breath for a breakthrough because AMC may have decided that time isn’t of the essence. It probably figures that Mad Men can now hold its own in the more competitive winter-spring TV schedule so the August-October-Sunday-10pm time slot can be used get newer shows off the ground.
Mad Men connoisseurs who’ve discovered this blog will know that I’m taking this hard. Here’s something to remind us of what we’ll be missing: