Fall is usually Mad Men season, but not this year. "Story Matters Here" network AMC has released a statement confirming that its marquee series will return as it has "officially authorized production of season five of Mad Men, triggering our option with Lionsgate. 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." What was the holdup? According to Deadline, show runner Matt Weiner wants $30 million for two years, without having to sacrifice two minutes of the show, two castmembers or to allow more paid product placement. (Dude, keep the castmembers and the cash, cede the two minutes and the product placement!)
Plus, which fan-fave FX show is thisclose to a pickup, and which Glee episode is getting supersized?
• Justified: Unless the sky turns orange and the Earth starts rotating backward, one beloved Justified will get a pickup for season three today at FX's upfront presentation to advertisers in New York. Yay!
• Glee: According to Michael Ausiello at TVline, Glee's "Born This Way" ep will be supersized to 90 minutes; this installment of Fox's hit musical series will find Dave Karosky (Max Adler) confronting his homosexuality, while Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) contemplates a nose job. Hmmm...valorizing specific cases of self-acceptance makes this show lovable again, you know?
Are you despondent about the Mad Men delay, or do you kinda not care? What's your current level of enthusiasm for Glee? Hit the comments!