This is ‘Mad’ness

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Today, Mad Men fans shed a collective tear for the delay of Season 5. The network released the following statement about the show…

“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 tears are mitigated by the fact that at least there will be a season 5 (er, well depending on who you ask; see below), but for such an immensely popular show at the prime of its life (with riveting plotlines, character development, and intrigue), it’s a mystery why the Powers That Be have decided to give it a mid-life crisis.

Let’s hope it won’t be its last season when it returns, like with the prolonged hiatus of The Sopranos.

Signing off,

A bitter yet hopeful Mad Men fan who misses Donny Don.

4 responses to “This is ‘Mad’ness

  1. Omg! I had a feeling after reading an article a few months ago and Matthew Weiner seemed unsure. At least he has time to write a fabulous season!

    • True! I hope he actually gets the time to write, rather than sitting in meetings arguing with the execs on trivialities. In the meantime, I may have to resort to writing some Don/Peggy (“Doggy”) fanfiction…

  2. I almost cried when I first read about this. Early 2012?!? We’re still in early 2011! That’s soooo long. The good shows are always the ones that run into these kinds of problems while the 50 variations of CSI go on without a hitch.

    • I agree! It’s sad how money-driven the business of good TV is. “Hey Mikey! They like it!! We can make millions, mwahahaha.” They know they have everyone salivating, and they’re using it to their advantage.

      Apparently, the hitch in production is due to AMC’s demand for “integrated product placement, the cutting of two minutes per episode (to accommodate increased ad time), and the elimination or reduction of two series regular cast members.” Really? Oy!

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