Mad Men Season Five Not Just Smoke

After months of negotiations, things are finally moving towards a deal that would green light a fifth season of AMC’s award-winning “Mad Men” reports Variety.

With negotiations between AMC, Lionsgate TV and series creator Matt Weiner now going well into late March, even a late Summer launch is out of the question. A similar situation two years ago saw a deal with Weiner being closed in mid-January and the show’s season premiere taking place in August.

Even if rushed, the earliest a fifth season bow could now take place is well into the Fall as production on the season will kick off at least six weeks later than usual.