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MAD MEN NEWS: Season 4 begins July 25 and AMC denies the show will end after Season 6! Is this a HOAX?

Here's where we left off.

IT IS COMING! For the fourth July in a row, the greatest television series on Earth returns to lay waste to our Sunday nights with its wit and brilliance and genius and style and darkness.

Mad Men will return on July 25th, 2010, only on AMC (src: Deadline Hollywood, linked to from The Hollywood Reporter “Live Feed.”)

If you’re a fan, the anticipation is killing you. The questions abound.

What year will it be?

Will Don and Betty be divorced?

Will Betty still be with that Henry Poole dingus?

How will the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce agency be doing?

Will Pete have been made partner?  Will his tennis shorts have lengthened?

Will Peggy have found a guy or embraced that dormant Greenwich Village lesbian that we all know lurks inside her? Speaking of…

Will Sal still be trolling for rough trade in the Lambda Lambda Lambda section of Central Park or be back home, settled snugly with his no-longer-clueless wife Kitty?

Will Guy the Brit wonder get his other foot chopped off by some sort of lawn maintenance machine?

But that’s not the only big Mad Men news to drop in the past 24 hours. 

Or is it?

The story goes that Matt Weiner announced at the NAB convention that the show will end after its sixth season in 2012.   But the only source for this story was the wordpress blog weeklyblend.com, and the article in question is riddled with typos and grammatical errors, thus leading one to wonder about its legitimacy. 

"Whachu talkin' 'bout, Weiner?"

Following this story, AMC quickly issued a denial

A spokeswoman for AMC assures that no end date has been set for the show and issued this statement on behalf of the network: “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! “

But even that statement sounds like a fake!  Stay tuned, because methinks there may be more to this story.

Related story: Christina Hendricks’ Letter to Men in Esquire (photos).

 

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Mad Men Behind-the-Scenes drama: Kater Gordon off writing staff – Deadline.com

"Gimme that!"

"Gimme that!"

Interesting Mad Men staff news from Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood: Kater Gordon, the co-writer of the Emmy winning second season finale episode “Meditations in an Emergency” will not be returning for next season.

Finke suggests that foul play or some kind of Letterman-esque situation may have led to her being fired.

This is interesting to me as I first noticed Kater Gordon when I was particularly unenthused by her weak writing in MM 3.5: “The Fog.”

I noticed that she had gone from writer’s assistant to co-writing the second season finale with Matthew Weiner, the creator.  Seemed a bit fast. This article says she was actually his personal assistant and suggests the possibility that there may have been some illicit goings-on — but isn’t Weiner gay?  It’s funny I always assumed that he was until this season when for whatever reason the gaydar wasn’t pinging so much when I saw him do press (update: nope, he’s married and has four sons.  I know gay men who have kids from marriages with women, but they didn’t stay with their wives.  So my gaydar fails again; I swear, I had no idea Bruce Valance would try to kiss me at that party.  I thought he was leaning in to tell me another hilarious Whoopi Goldberg-related bon mot.).

Anyway, maybe there’s a simple explanation, no need for dramatics…Kater Gordon just asked for more money after the Emmy win and Matt Weiner didn’t want to pay her so she left?  At this time, no one really knows anything.

And in other Mad Men behind-the-scenes newsChristina Hendricks got married today in New York City.

But in case you were wondering, her hubby is NOT the love child of Jeff Goldblum and Toby Flenderson.  (I know, right?)

Hubby is an actor intro'd to her by Vincent Kartheiser, aka Pete Campbell.

Hubby is an actor intro'd to her by Vincent Kartheiser, aka Pete Campbell.

UPDATED: Here’s some wedding pics! I’d like to know why they were wed in Il Buco restaurant in Little Italy…

Christina Hendricks wedding1

Which begs the question: when will we see
Joan again? (or Sal, now that he’s been
canned?)

Christina Hendricks weds actor Geoffrey Arend

Christina Hendricks weds actor Geoffrey Arend

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