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Mad Men's third season coming this summer

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 9th 2009 3:05PM
Mad MenIf you're a Mad Men fan and you've been wondering when the third season was going to premiere (especially since creator/producer Matthew Weiner hasn't been re-signed yet), there's good news coming out of the Television Critics Association panel: the third season will debut this summer.

This has always been the plan, of course, but there was a bit of confusion and worry over whether or not Weiner would return to the show, and if he didn't, who would be put in his place and how would this affect the start of the third season. But AMC's Charlie Collier says that he's sure they'll make a deal with Weiner soon, and that the writing of the third season should be getting under way in the next couple of months.

I'd be lying if I said that I didn't want Mad Men to continue even without Weiner. While I think that he is the heart, soul, and vision of the show, that they'd be absolutely crazy not to sign him up forever, and that Lionsgate should pay him whatever the hell he wants because the show just won't be the show without him, I would still want the show to keep going even if they got another show-runner. This would be the worst case scenario (well, maybe second-to-worst - the worst would be the show not coming back at all), but I like the show so much I want to see it go for another 5, 6, or 10 years.

My prediction? Weiner will be signed and everything is going to be okey-dokey.

Would you keep watching Mad Men without Matthew Weiner?
No way. It just won't be the same.133 (34.8%)
Definitely.249 (65.2%)

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Let's talk about bigger decisions...like why we have to wait until the summer for the next season? I would put up a collection to get those writers working this week.

February 19 2009 at 1:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Meh, in the meantime I'll just make my own episodes in my head using clips
from old episodes.

As Don would say:

(it really is!)

January 11 2009 at 2:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

shoulda woulda coulda.

Great "news"... bla.

January 09 2009 at 6:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds like a contract negotiation tactic -- "We're doing this show with or without you."

January 09 2009 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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