So, AMC. They harsh our happy, wrinkle our smooth, and damage our calm.

But, y’know, they also like their fans. They’re trying. They have a Talk Forum just for MM fans (not that it’s anywhere near as good as Basket of Kisses). It might not be the best or the coolest, but they are interested in what the fans have to say.

Look, I love this show. I want AMC to do a great job with the business end of this show, because if it’s cancelled, there goes my blogging hobby (not really, but you know what I mean). I don’t want to be one of those people doing a letter-writing campaign to help save a cancelled show. It almost never works and it’s depressing. I signed like fifty petitions to save Angel and what did I get? A flippin’ comic book. Suck.

So what I’d prefer to do is start the letter-writing campaign now. Let AMC know how much we want Mad Men season one back on the air between now and the time season two starts. Suggest good time slots. Suggest a marathon. Suggest lots and lots of visibility. Let AMC know that we’re telling our friends about Mad Men and they want to know how to start watching it and we have to tell them there are no showings in May! Ask them to help us get our friends watching.

I’m not going to put words in your mouth because individual letters from individuals work best. It’s like writing to your congressperson; be polite, be brief, and state your point clearly. And your point is that you want to see Mad Men in May and June. Often. And preferably not at midnight.

Email them at:

Snail mail at:

    AMC Viewer Mail
    200 Jericho Quadrangle
    Jericho, NY 11753

And for good measure, here’s the Talk Forum post on re-run scheduling.