'Mad Men' Renewed For 5th Season & Early 2012 Premiere
Reported by Outsiders - 08:19 PM 2011.03.30
is reporting that the fifth season of "Mad Men" is set to debut next March 2012. Negotiations between Mad Men creator/ exec producer Matt Weiner and AMC/Lionsgate TV led to the acclaimed series' pushed production start and, caused the show to miss its original July premiere date, the new March return date is not directly tied to the contract talks.
Weiner was pushing to get the premiere date pushed up and more toward 2011 but AMC's argument is they have to try and balance 5 original series instead of just "Mad Men," AMC's first series. If anything should change then we will pass along the information.