That Cool Young Woman Who Won an Emmy for Writing Mad Men Got Fired

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Kater Gordon, who worked her way up from assistant to staff writer at Mad Men and won an Emmy just a few weeks ago for her work on the Season 2 finale "Meditations in an Emergency," has lost her job. Nikki Finke, who broke the confounding story, shared an e-mail from a source at the show:


"We think [Kater's] done a great job, particularly for someone whose career has progressed so quickly. Now, however, Matt has reluctantly decided that their relationship has reached its full potential. She’ll be missed, but the series has consistently benefited from the influx of new writer talent, and there’s absolutely no doubt that Kater will continue to have unprecedented success in her career as she spreads her wings. She leaves Mad Men with our love and respect and a well-deserved Emmy."

Well, that is just odd. Though right now would be the time for the show to make staff changes, since Season 3 has wrapped shooting, it seems like there's more to this story. Hopefully we'll hear Ms. Gordon's side soon. [Deadline Hollywood]