Mad Men executive producer Matt Weiner says he's made up his mind: The critically acclaimed AMC drama will end its run after three more seasons.
"I think that's how long the story is," he tells TV Guide Magazine. "I'm not The Simpsons. They're amazing. I don't know how they do it. I look at TV shows that I admire, and I think this is the length that they should be. At a certain point you're driven to a desire not to repeat yourself. I want the show to end before the machinery has worn out."
Weiner, who struck a deal Thursday with AMC and production company Lionsgate that keeps him at the helm of a fifth and sixth season (with the option for that seventh), says he was ready to throw in the towel several times in recent weeks...
NBC has tapped Australian TV personality Darren McMullen to host its new summer "adventure dating" show Love in the Wild.
The show — a mashup of Survivor and The Bachelor, with a little Temptation Island sprinkled on top — follows ten single men and ten single women as they pair up each week to...
G4's Alison Haislip has a new show to attack: The self-professed "bad ass tech geek" will serve as the backstage online and social media host for NBC's new talent contest The Voice.
Haislip will juggle her day job on G4's Attack of the Show in order to bring some social media cred to The Voice. Not only will she be the online face to the show (a tech counterpart to series host Carson Daly), but she'll be occasionally be seen on The Voice, stationed off stage (in "The V-Room") to chat with the show's contestants and coaches via Twitter, Facebook and the show's website. NBC was set to launch ...
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
CBS is keeping it real on Sundays, picking up another round of both The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss for next season.
The network hasn't yet determined whether both shows will remain in their Sunday slots this coming fall. But CBS is making a point of highlighting how well both shows did last fall vs. tough Sunday Night Football competition on NBC — which means it's very likely both shows will...
An Idiot Abroad
They're no dummies at the Science Channel. The cable network's smart move to acquire and run Ricky Gervais' U.K. series An Idiot Abroad has resulted in the channel's highest ratings ever.
To celebrate, the channel plans to run a marathon of all eight An Idiot Abroad episodes — plus a 30-minute preview special — from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April Fool's Day (Friday, April 1).
Science Channel will also debut its first-ever Twitter event during the marathon: Starting at 8 p.m. that night, the channel will run Tweets from viewers (via the hashtag #AnIdiotAbroad) at the...
Vincent Kartheiser and Jon Hamm
Mad Men fans, don't despair yet: Don Draper and company will be back for Season 5, but perhaps a few weeks later than usual.
Insiders at AMC tell TV Guide Magazine that a deal is close with Mad Men executive producer Matthew Weiner and Lionsgate, which produces the show. If a deal can be finalized shortly, the show will be a month or so behind schedule (the writers are usually back to work by February) — but could still hit the network by fall...
Danny Bonaduce, Shannen Doherty
Move over, Sharktopus: Syfy's next batch of campy TV movies include zombies, a Jersey Shore shark attack, Danny Bonaduce fighting Bigfoot and Shannen Doherty as Hansel's long-lost sister.
The cable network is set to announce a new slate of original movies on Tuesday, including Bigfoot, which will star The Partridge Family's Bonaduce opposite another 1970s sitcom icon...
It's far from last call for Carson Daly, whose late night talk show just landed an 11th season renewal at NBC.
Last Call with Carson Daly was nearly canceled a few years ago, but the show's format change — documentary style, with cameras following Daly as he interviews stars from...
Steve Carell, The Office
NBC's Steve Carell exit from The Office promises to be a big one — that's what she said — and it now has an airdate.
The episode, which wrapped production last week, is expected to air on Thursday, April 28. That's the first night of May sweeps, when the networks load up on events and special episodes. And the departure of Carell certainly qualifies.
Here's the low down on Lowe: When it comes to talk of Rob Lowe joining the cast of Two and a Half Men, don't believe the hype.
Lowe is a full-fledged cast member on NBC's Parks and Recreation. That means he has a multi-year agreement to star on the show — which would appear to rule out a sudden move to fill the Charlie Sheen void. "He has a regular series deal," says one network insider. "He's sticking with Parks and Rec."
The Lowe idea has spread fast and wide in recent days, so much that even Sheen is...