Breaking News: AMC, Lionsgate Close to a Deal With Matthew Weiner


For those of you who have been wondering when you can expect the fifth season of Mad Men, we have some good news and some bad news. First, the good news! Deadline is reporting that AMC and Lionsgate TV are this close to negotiating a deal with show creator Matthew Weiner, who as you may have guessed, has been asking for more money thanks to the leverage that comes with winning four Emmys in the past year. The salary increase would make him the highest-paid showrunner in the business. The bad news: Because these negotiations have dragged on for months, it’s not likely that the new season will premiere in the summer, as it has in the past. Admittedly waiting sucks, but it does give you some more time to weigh-in on our Season 5 predictions post.