Mad News, January 2-8, 2010

 Posted by on January 8, 2011 at 10:00 am  Actors & Crew, Media-Web-News
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Alan Sepinwall reports that AMC honchos are confident there will be a Season 5… but less sure when it will start.

Meanwhile, the L.A. Times rounds up the off-season projects of various cast members and interviews January Jones about her role as Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class.

Tom & Lorenzo show how they would style Ms. Jones.

Alison Brie and Colin Hanks will join her Community co-star Daniel Pudi, Neil Patrick Harris and others in part of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a stage show in style of classic radio.

Vincent Kartheiser was a favorite celeb sighting chronicled at The A.V. Club. [And it sounds very consistent to the impression you get from his interview here at the Basket. -K]

ICYMI, Season 4 arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray — with extras — on March 29th.

In the UK, Mad Men will be a big selling point for Sky Atlantic, which plans to air Season 5 episodes mere days after they air in the US.

Dan Bishop is nominated for an Art Directors Guild Award for his work on “Public Relations.”  Also, as noted earlier this week, Matthew Weiner & Co. got nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s award for episodic TV.

MM writer-producers Lisa Albert and Janet Leahy will kick off the National Writers Series next month in Traverse City, Michigan.

The Cynical Optimist surveys the events of 1966 and makes Season 5 predictions.

Jezebel’s Dodai Stewart did not care much for 2010, to put it mildly (which she does not).  Don Draper is on her list.

According to Klout, Mad Men was one of the Top 10 TV shows on Twitter in 2010.

In TV Guide’s special report surveying faith on television, Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, praised Mad Men for its portrayal of Jewish characters.

Acclaimed indie band The Go! Team finds inspiration from MM for at least one track on its next album.

This week’s news story on how the show influences fashion involves the creator of the beehive.  Meanwhile, The Guardian says the Christina Hendricks Mad Men look was essential in 2010.

The Independent Florida Alligator finds the common thread linking Mad Men and… Jersey Shore?

Mad News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.


  4 Responses to “Mad News, January 2-8, 2010”

  1. I might have a breakdown if MM gets pushed to 2012. What cruelty is this? Evil speculation. Make it go away.

  2. I could not have said it better. I’ve already re-watched seasons 1, 2, and 3….and it’s January. Of 2011.

  3. Well, look at it this way. The longer they wait, the farther ahead in time they can jump, thanks to the Kiernan Factor. Why do I get the feeling MW would rather wait until Don and Megan are married a year and have a new baby together, and take things up again in the Summer of Love when Sally is lucky 13? Or even 1969, when she’s 14 going on 15 and Don and Megan (and Betty!) can get into a row about Megan taking Sally to see Monterey Pop and Sally getting big ideas about lighting guitars on fire?

    Good for Matt. Bad for us.

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