‘Mad Men’ Creator On Board For Fifth, Sixth, And Possibly Seventh Season

Thursday, March 31 by

Well, it appears that creator Matthew Weiner isn’t going anywhere for the next two to three years. AMC and Lionsgate have just announced that they have locked him down for seasons five and six (and possibly seven). Sooooo, we’ll be watching”Mad Men” until the characters are driving DeLoreans and listening to “Safety Dance.” Yay!

This news comes off the heels of the announcement this morning that Lionsgate signed Tyler Perry up for two more Madea movies, which puts Lionsgate’s net goodwill accumulation today at “breakeven” or “slightly down.”

While it was granted that Mad Men would resume production in 2011 for airing in 2012, Weiner’s involvement was unknown as he was rumored to have objected to some of AMC’s stipulations, including one more commercial break per episode, the elimination of some recurring characters, and product placement. It’s unknown how those issues shook out, but knowing how well Hollywood keeps a secret, we should have that information in the next 15-20 minutes.

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  1. March 31, 2011 4:59 pm

    Jim

    Reminds of the time that they took a long break between seasons on The Sopranos, to “maintain quality”
    I’m sure it had nothing at all to do with contract renegotiation, ergo money.(shocker)


  2. March 31, 2011 4:59 pm

    Chet

    More commercials, okay. More commercial BREAKS will change the rhythm of the show — no thank you.

    Also, while latecomers might just want to see The Don Draper Story, the show’s greatness is its ensemble. We need them around to keep us engaged when Don’s latest dalliance makes us want to punch him.