March 29th, 2011
06:24 PM ET
Season 5 of 'Mad Men' to arrive in 2012
“Mad Men” is coming back to TV, but you’re going to have to wait for it.
AMC has announced that amidst reports of contract negotiations, the network’s hit retro series has been approved for a fifth season - to start in 2012.
The network said in a statement, "AMC has officially authorized production of season 5 of Mad Men…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." (We feel your pain.)
While show creator/executive producer Matthew Weiner may stand to make close to $30 million on a two-year deal, it seems the exec has been disagreeing with AMC on negotiations that reportedly include trimming two minutes from each episode to allow for commercials, implementing more product integration and cutting or reducing the screen time of two cast members to save on costs, according to Deadline.
Raise your hand if you agree with what Time's James Poniewozik has to say on the issue: "At this point, it seems like someone just needs to sit at a table with these people and tell them to drop the BS and make some money and good TV together."
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2012? That is a 2 year gap and reminds me how they jerked you around with "Lost" another on of my favorite shows. I finally got my wife interested in "Mad Men" in the middle of the 4th season. I bought seasons 1 2 and 3 and we have progressed to the middle of season 3. I bought season 4 yesterday with the goal of finishing it intime for the summer to watch season 5. Now I am told I will have to wait another year. That stinks. I will forget the story lines by then.
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Ugh! 2012?!?! That's insane...I was just wondering yesterday when it was going to start again! Love this show, so tired of completely rich people being so greedy...
Its not that Matthew Weiner is greedy; its AMC. He's actually saying no to their excessively agressive offer to maintain his show's integrity. If he was greedy, he would have taken the money and done as they'd asked.
Head Diva. Were you able to watch from season 1 and follow up to date? Ive been a fan since day one. Hate to see them string us thru 2011... 🙁
@ Jack – I am on episode 6 of season 2. Selfishly I am glad that that it's not starting until 2012 because I should be all caught up! It's actually On Demand through AMC and I have become a fan that way.
So loving this show. I just started watching a few months ago ...... and I am obsessed. Looking forward to season 5.
2012? Hmmm...one of my favorite shows, but come 2012 I may no longer have an interest.
children's table you get ice cream and candy too..yum. I need to stop eatting so much junk because we ladies down here in the south eat too much lard and junk that's why we are so fat. My husband is fat so im i that why I like skinny ladies. ^'m bi you kniw.
AMC was/is trying to bribe the creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, by offering him 30 million dollars to sacrifice his integrity by trimming 2 mins of the show (so AMC could add another commercial break), o.k. product placement (of which AMC gets a cut) and cut 2 cast members. It'd be easy to take the money but he has more integrity than that. Boo to you, AMC!
AAGGGGGHHHH! a whole year?? I have to wait another year to see what happens?? That is insane and extremely unfair to loyal viewers. I just might forget what happened in the story, and not care to tune in again. What nonsense.
Loss of momentum will spur lack of interest, no matter how many promos we'll all be seeing in 2012 for the big return of the show. Bad decisions by all parties concerned. Don't ge me wrong – I've watched since the beginning, but to make people wait and wait for over a year for a new show is stupid. Either make it happen in a timely fashion or don't, but stop stringing the public along with nonsense. Either you want to make the series or you don't. Dickering unnecessary and annoying. Losing interest as I post this.....
The childrens table is the best ! We get the good macaroni and cheese there !
"someone just needs to sit at a table with these people".....you mean the children's table?????
Why would you even lose momentum on a great show? Look what happened to Heroes – lame network executives. Polish your golden goose. It's not that difficult.
1st! .... That's what she said.