TV Junkie: AMC to Give 'Mad Men' Creator the Boot? Err, Wingtip?
Just read this post at Nikki Finke's "Deadline Hollywood Daily" about AMC potentially giving "Mad Men" creator, Matt Weiner, the boot. This would be a terrible tragedy for the series and network but it appears that Weiner's representation, CAA, overstepped and demanded too much money from the basic cable channel - essentially demanding compensation more in line with what a HBO or Showtime might be able to afford.
The hope is that clearer heads will prevail and that this great show can continue with the opportunity for more shows like it in the future. It's been a real treat to get a show of the caliber of "Mad Men", on basic cable and now the third season extension that AMC was eager for just two weeks ago is in jeopardy. Is this a good thing or bad thing for Weiner? He would be out after winning a bunch of Emmys and the show would most likely decline in quality without him. Is there enough of the 1960s to be recycled through the greedy and self-destructive eyes of our boys from Madison Avenue for us to want to watch it? After last Sunday's excellent finale, there's at least one more good season left..... if Weiner is still there.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Message from Barack" (what is it?), "MythBusters", "Sons of Anarchy", Letterman (Alec Baldwin! Paul Mooney!), Ferguson (the New York Dolls!)
8:00pm Message from Barack Obama CBS, NBC, FOX - A paid-for political address from Presidential candidate Barack Obama.
8:00pm Pushing Daisies ABC - A mysterious man shows up at the diner and claims to be an old friend of Ned's father.