I wrote the following yesterday. And then after I wrote it, I dug around AMC’s website.

I am so outraged. Like, speechless. (Well, my version of speechless is kind of word-heavy, but you get it.)

Those stupidheads at AMC are NOT GOING TO BE SHOWING MAD MEN AT ALL IN MAY. NOT AT ALL. NOT SUNDAYS AT MIDNIGHT, NOT WEDNESDAYS AT 3AM, NOT SATURDAYS AT 6AM TO COMPETE WITH ANGEL ON TNT, NOT ANYWHERE AT ALL.

Heard about this great new show but still haven’t gotten around to seeing it? Been waiting for the latest run to wind up, (which it just now has) and maybe you’ve even read that the first two episodes will be airing over the next two weeks?

WELL TOO BAD FOR YOU!!! Guess you’ll have to wait until July.

Way to build momentum, Jack. Or, what’s that other thing… LOSE ANY STEAM YOU HAVE WITH POTENTIAL NEW VIEWERS WHO WILL FORGET ABOUT YOU ONCE THEY START WATCHING NEW EPISODES OF HOUSE AND ER.

Anyway, I think this little intro perfectly sets up the rest of what I had prepared. Enjoy:

I’ve been thinking it’s time to recap AMC’s sins. Some of you are new, but also, like when your shitty boyfriend starts acting all sweet lately, you might be losing perspective.

Let’s take a moment, shall we, to think back to a simpler, happier time. (more…)

The Writer’s Strike is over. We knew Saturday that the deal had been struck, but that deal had to be ratified by the membership and made official. And now it is.

HURRAY!

This is just… fun. Already far in the past, but enjoy! 

The deal I reported as potential is now signed.

In a move that will put two high-profile cable television shows back into production in the midst of a 12-week-long writers strike, Lionsgate, an independent film and television studio, has signed an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America, the guild announced Thursday.

The deal is considered a victory for the writers, and also puts Weeds and some Marvel projects (like Captain America) back to work.

Yay!

…at least for Mad Men.

Seems (according to the New York Times) like Lionsgate (which distributes our favorite show) is about to sign an independent deal with the striking WGA. Meaning, the strike isn’t over, but the writers can work on MM.

So it’s good news/bad news. I support the writers, and I hope the strike ends favorably for them soon. On the other hand, YAY for Mad Men!