Just months after "Mad Men" creator and executive producer Matt Weiner reportedly received a huge check to continue the show for two more seasons, AMC is pushing to cut costs on its other shows, reports the L.A. Times.
The network’s other popular series include “Breaking Bad,” starring Bryan Cranston, and “The Walking Dead.”
After a long, drawn-out negotiation process, Weiner will reportedly get $10 million for each of the next two seasons of “Mad Men.” Fans may be ecstatic that the swinging '60s show will go on, but those behind AMC’s other shows are rumored to be complaining that the hefty “Mad Men” deal is cutting into their shows’ budgets.
AMC tried to cut “Breaking Bad,” about a high school teacher selling meth, down from 13 episodes, to just 6 or 8. But after Sony, the show’s studio, started shopping the show elsewhere, they are now reportedly in negotiation with the network to keep the usual 13 episodes.
The network is also taking from apocalyptic zombie series “The Walking Dead,” cutting about $250,000 per episode for the second season. And perhaps tellingly, AMC is not greenlighting the production of any new shows, though they chose three pitches to develop earlier this year.
AMC president Charlie Collier says they expected “Mad Men” to be expensive. “We're investing more than we ever have before,” he told the L.A. Times.
That cr*p is for b**ches
Mad Men is worth it plus. Never watch the other two shows, they should probably be cancelled and give entire budget to Mad Men
Give me a break! Walking dead and Breaking Bad have 11 Emmy nominations between the two. You don't know what you're talking about.
Pretty women can ruin a budget,we have needs guys okay? Like. It's mid night and I Need To Get out of here.
H*ll I might as well have some January and Christina also but I'd like some whipped cream on top of Jan and some chocolate on Chris de-li-ci-ous.
Ante up everybody! You too Matt Damon you rich @ss! 5 card draw, jokers are wild....lol
good to see you back, c.c. howzitgoin?
Leave walking dead alone that show is real good.
Waiter:"And for you sir?" Charlie: "I'll have what he's having (@junkpile). Thank you."
I'll have the Christina Hendricks entree with a little January Jones on the side please.
ok mad men, i ignored you when you were just a show doing its thing..but now your messin with the wrong mans zombie show. Take it down a notch and get rid of january jones while your at it, since she really cannot act and is just terribly overrated..
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 7,778 other followers