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Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: 'Mad Men' Production May Be Delayed Until 2012

by Elena Cox, posted Mar 22nd 2011 5:30PM
Mad Men, Don Draper, Jon Hamm'Mad Men' fans are reeling today after Brian Stelter of the New York Times reported that infighting between AMC and Lionsgate may delay production of the show's fifth season until 2012.

The cause of the delays, simply put, is money. In January, 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner described the disagreement in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

"They are fighting over a very lucrative property... It's one of the biggest perils of success - everyone wants a piece of it now, and they are fighting over who is gonna get the biggest chunk."

Weiner has not spoken out about the recent developments.

The show usually begins shooting in late April or early May but as of now the writing staff has reportedly not been working on the new episodes.

AMC execs shouldn't be too surprised; Joel Stillerman, AMC's senior VP of original programming, said in January there was nothing set for the show. "'Mad Men' is definitely coming back for season 5, but don't ask me when, because we're not sure yet."

The network isn't at a total loss though, as they'll be rolling out their new crime series 'The Killing' on April 3. The fourth season of the network's other Emmy-winning series 'Breaking Bad' is set to premiere in July, while 'The Walking Dead' is set to arrive on schedule in the fall.

Tell us: Are you sad about 'Mad Men' production delay?

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rainyjane0921

It's very disappointing...I just pray that the integrity of the series isn't compromised. Mad Men is by far, the best show I've seen, or even given two figs about, in years!!!

March 23 2011 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rainyjane0921

It's very disappointing...I just pray that the integrity of the series isn't compromised. Mad Men is by far, the best show I've seen, or even given two figs about, in years!!!

March 23 2011 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rainyjane0921

It's very disappointing...I just pray that the integrity of the series isn't compromised. Mad Men is by far, the best show I've seen, or even given two figs about, in years!!!

March 23 2011 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rickwrite

Idiots.

March 23 2011 at 11:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mary

Yes, it is a great show. The attention to the period of time is great. The characters are interesting.

March 23 2011 at 8:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DiMeo

Yes I am sad My dad and I look forward to seeing it each summer since it started

March 22 2011 at 8:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DiMeo

Yes I am sad My dad and I look forward to seeing it each summer since it started

March 22 2011 at 8:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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