'Mad Men' Season 5 set for 2012, negotiations with Matthew Weiner ongoing


AMC has given the green light to Season 5 of "Mad Men," but because negotiations with creator Matthew Weiner on a new deal are still going, it won't be on the air until early next year."AMC has officially authorized production of Season 5 of 'Mad Men,' triggering our option with Lionsgate ('Mad Men's' production company)," the network says in a statement. "While we are getting a later start than in years past due to ongoing, key non-cast negotiations, 'Mad Men' will be back for a fifth season in early 2012."While there's been a lot of speculation that the fifth season would be pushed to next year -- past seasons have all begun in July or August -- AMC's statement is the first official word on the matter.Story developing......



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