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Breaking: Matthew Weiner Signs a Deal; Mad Men Safe!

Variety reports that Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, following months of tense negotiation, has finally signed a deal with Lionsgate to come back for at least a third and fourth season. Weiner had allegedly been seeking $10 million a year (which we guess he got? he got only "seven figures"), along with a larger budget for the show, presumably to use on more CGI. So Don Draper and Co. will return this summer as planned, which is excellent news, even if it means we'll never see Bryan Batt's production of Les Miz.

'Mad Men' creator Weiner inks deal [Variety]

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