'Mad Men' Gets Downsized: Which Characters Should Be Fired?

More

More bad news for Mad Men fans looking forward to season five of the Emmy-winning series: Negotiations between network AMC and show creator Matthew Weiner have fallen apart, according to reports from today, and the network announced that it's moving ahead with a fifth season anyway, though it's likely that it won't debut until 2012.

According to the reports, two points of contention are stalling the deals between the network and Weiner: AMC wants to shave several minutes off the air time of each episode in order to run more commercials, and, to help trim the budget, the network wants Weiner to cut two characters from the cast.

Since the series is moving ahead with or without Weiner, it's likely that AMC will get its way on those two stipulations. So which two characters should get the pink slip? Here are the cases that some of Mad Men's devoted followers are making:

Jump to comments
Presented by

Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

The Remote Warehouse Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In