There’d be rumors for a few weeks now, and I was trying to ignore them in hopes they’d all figure it out. But it’s now been confirmed that “Mad Men”‘s new season will not be returning this summer as per usual. Instead we’ll have to wait until early 2012. Explains Variety:
“The move by AMC comes as tensions among key “Mad Men” players escalated as negotiations on a new two-year deal for Weiner intensified this week. Among other issues, Weiner was said to object to AMC’s push to scale back the running time of the show’s segs to 45 minutes, rather than the 47-plus minutes that have been the show’s standard.”
“Mad Men” has been a major late summer anticipation for the past 3 years, and basically one of the big ways I’ve curved “summer’s going to be over soon!” melancholy. I guess now it’ll do the same for my mid-winter blues, but this is sad news for the many among us who have been waiting patiently since the fall.