Matthew Weiner And AMC Make A Deal

April 1, 2011 / Posted by:

Tell your nipples to stop screaming about the fact that there’s not one drop of Don Draper in the picture above. There’s ginger, silver, chichis and George Costanza. What more do you want? So stick a sock in your nipple holes! Tiny ant socks, of course, and not human socks. If you’re able to fit human socks in your nipple holes, you should really be sitting on a bed in the ER and not reading this. Unless you are reading this on an ER bed…. If that’s the case, carry on!

Earlier this week, AMC scratched the itch on Mad Men fans when they announced that there will be a season 5, but new episodes won’t air until a year from now. At the time, the show’s creator Matthew Weiner (pictured above with Christina Hendricks and John Slattery) was having it out in a oil wrestling match with AMC over three things: product placement, firing two regulars and chopping 2 minutes off of each show to make way for more commercials. AMC and Weiner have both budged and have come to an agreement.

Weiner has signed on for 2 more seasons and is pretty much on board for a third and final season. Weiner has agreed to cut 2 minutes off of 11 out of 13 episodes (episodes on Video on Demand and DVD will feature the extra 2 minutes) and none of the regulars will be sent to the unemployment office. So your fantasy of Betty Draper dying a painful death while testing a brand new luxury product called a garbage disposal will not come true. Betty Draper will terrorize you for two more seasons.

Weiner said this in a statement to E! News:

“I want to thank all of our wonderful fans for their support. I also want to thank AMC and Lionsgate for agreeing to support the artistic freedom of myself, the cast and the crew so that we can continue to make the show exactly as we have from the beginning. I’m excited to get started on the next chapter of our story.”

Does three more seasons mean that Draper & company will see the 70s? If so, when are we going to get a Mad Men/Partridge Family crossover episode? You know Shirley Partridge could hump the scotch out of Don Draper and really give him something to cry about.

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