Monday, May 04, 2009

While I was off in Peacock land...

So having spent the day learning very little about NBC's plans for next fall, I missed out on a couple of other developments in this land we call TV, including (links courtesy of the indispensable TV Tattle):

"Mad Men" season three started production today, and AMC says the season will premiere sometime in August. That's a bit later than seasons one and two (both of which started in late July), but not too much.

Fox ordered another season of "Fringe."

14 comments:

BigTed said...

That's great news about "Mad Men."

On the other hand, you could have used a photo of Christina Hendricks to illustrate a post about textile exports from Madagascar, and I would have clicked on it anyway.

Baylink said...

What Ted said. Ted, there's a Good Morning America piece with her on their website somewhere; go find it if you haven't watched it already.

Amy said...

I noticed trudy from mad men was on an NBC pickup (don't recall which).

Will she be on mad men season 3? A divorced Pete would be interesting.

Gua said...

The renewal of Fringe is great news!!

JD said...

I'm glad Mad Men will be a bit delayed. I'd rather the show be top quality as it is usually, instead of having AMC rush the show without the probable polish it gets in the editing room that wouldn't have happened had the show arrived in July.

Chuck Nottheshow said...

No, not good news. Alan, with "Chuck" gone and other shows (seemingly) ending very early this year (unusual or me not paying attention?), what the hell are the wife and I going to watch from now until August?

Anonymous said...

Burn Notice starts in June.

Test said...

It takes me 5 minutes to even get around to clicking a link when I have to go past a photo of Christina...

So lamentable a day - torn between the knowledge Mad Men will be back not too far away, and the confirmation Life is gone and the only thing I will never know is what happened in Spain...

Still I'd never catch up anyway; I'm still walking between solar panels in 107 and running out of gas... at least I know someone on this blog knows exactly what I mean :-)

Daniel said...

Alan, do you know why this season of Mad Men would be airing later than last season? My impression is that the writers started working on both at around the same time, i.e., mid-January. Am I wrong about that, or is Matt Weiner making a decision to spend longer in pre-production?

Alan Sepinwall said...

It could be something that has nothing to do with Weiner, and everything to do with AMC's scheduling needs. There are a lot of variables at play here.

Kate Aurthur at the LA Times wrote on her Twitter feed yesterday that the actors' agents are saying the season will begin August 16, which would only put its premiere two weeks behind when season two debuted. It really doesn't seem like that big a deal.

Daniel said...

I think I might have just found the reason why production was delayed on MM, actually; apparently Better Off Ted films in the same studio.

http://blogs.courant.com/roger_catlin_tv_eye/2009/05/mad-men-begins-production-on-s.html

All I can say is that I thought those office sets looked familiar.

Lasse said...

I'm really looking forward to the next season of Mad Men and Alan's reviews. It's the greatest thing on television right about now after the Wire and The Sopranos ended.

Now I just need NBC to do the only decent thing and give us another season of Chuck.

LA said...

Mad Men can't get here soon enough. I've bee rewatching season two with my sister who is watching it for the first time. Six Month Leave just aired. My God, I miss Don, Joan, and the gang.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Mad Men, if they decide to set the show in 64 the first episode should be called 'The British Invasion'. The obvious reference and the British takeover of Sterling Coop in one. I'd like to see some British "swinging london" ad-men join the cast too.