Tuesday, March 29, 2011

AMC gives Mad Men fans something to be mad about

Though fans of the AMC drama Mad Men can now own the 4th season on DVD and BluRay today, there's some off set drama causing distress to both cast and crew, and fans alike.

AMC announced that there will be a 5th season of Mad Men, but unlike previous years, fans won't get a summer premiere.

“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,” the channel said.

Non-cast negotiations relates to Matt Weiner, the creator of the show, whose contract expired at the end of the 4th season.

Also, in an interview with the the New York Times, Weiner had said that the network wants to cut two cast members off the show as well as two minutes of the episode -- one for cost, and the other for more ad space.

The network shouldn't have a say in who stays and who goes. That should be up to the creative heads of the show. But that's just my two pennies.

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