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    Thanks for bringing Don Draper back to me - eventually!

    Matthew Weiner, AMC Reach Deal on 'Mad Men'

    The drama will continue for two more seasons

    with Weiner as showrunner.

    AMC and Lionsgate today announced a new deal with Mad Men creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner that keeps him onboard as showrunner for seasons five and six.
    The new deal also includes an option with Lionsgate extending into a possible seventh season.

    The deal caps weeks of wrangling that spilled into the media with Weiner's camp accusing AMC and Lionsgate of compromising creative integrity in order to shave costs.

    AMC pays a steep $3 million per episode license fee for Mad Men. And while the series put AMC on the map, helping to transform the network into a destination for quality dramas, it is nevertheless a loss leader. For its third season in 2009, Mad Men took in a relatively paltry $2 million in ad revenue over 13 episodes, according to Kantar Media. AMC pocketed $2.8 million the year before and about $2.25 million in 2007.

    Today's new Mad Men deal announcements were made by Charlie Collier, president of AMC, and Kevin Beggs, president of Lionsgate Television Group.

    Last week, AMC confirmed that Mad Men would not return until March 2012, which will mean nearly a year and a half between new episodes of the show.

    Matthew Weiner, AMC Reach Deal on 'Mad Men' - The Hollywood Reporter
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    Re: 'Mad Men' season 5 2012

    Oh wow! Dieing to watch it!
    Hellcats Episodes | Jersey Shore Episodes


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      Re: 'Mad Men' season 5 2012

      Best show on television.


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