Monday, 19 April 2010

Mad Men set for 6 seasons

Some brief Mad Men news this week with an announcement that seemed a little out of the blue; Matt Weiner stated at this weeks National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Vegas that his hit series had reached the half way mark and that he only intends it to last three more seasons. This makes a lot of sense regarding the type of series that Mad Men is and I would find it hard to see the series enter in to the seventies when one of the concerns of this show revolves around the many changes that occurred in the sixties. It is always better for a show to run its natural course rather than to keep churning out stories that are of a sub par level and I think by revealing an ideal amount of seasons that is the desired amount allows for more creative excellence that we have come to expect from this series.

Update: AMC sent out an email which is trying to play down this announcement stating:
"No one wants to see Don Draper wearing a leisure suit. We trust Matthew's vision and that he knows where to take the show. But with that said, M*A*S*H figured how to stretch the Korean War for more than a decade, so stay tuned!"

In other Mad Men news shooting has begun on the fourth season, and paparazzi pictures show John Hamm on set, looking dapper again in his Don Draper attire (along with John Slattery):

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