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Mad Men Getting Madder

Oct. 29 2008, Published 3:18 p.m. ET

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Whether it was an oversight or just a lack of confidence—or else good agenting—AMC and Lionsgate do not have a third season contract with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.

The successful drama about a mysterious and talented New York ad executive in the 1960s helped revitalize AMC as a network. Does the show's producer, Lionsgate, plan to do the show with a different executive producer?

"That would potentially rob it of what made it unique and popular," says one industry insider. "Weiner's vision."

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Perhaps even worse, the networks have no contracts with the main actors, Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Elizabeth Moss, and others.

"That probaby makes it dead," the insider added.

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