The Hamm Dong might not appear on ‘Mad Men’ until 2012


For the past several years, my summers have been stretched out, waiting and longing for Mad Men to appear, like a glittery Hamm Dong. Generally, Mad Men begins airing in late July or early August, and there’s just something about the martini-swilling, Hamm-Dong-shining and casual hooker-slapping sex that makes me think of summer. Even when the actual Mad Men episodes are set during the winter, it still feels like summer. And after last season’s “cliffhanger” (something about Don Draper and his secretary, something about Joan and a pregnancy, something about the fate of Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Price, but I don’t want to spoil it for everyone), I’ve been counting down the days until this summer. Surely, they wouldn’t make me wait, right? Wrong.

While the good news is that there will definitely be another season of Mad Men, and that the series creator Matthew Weiner is staying on, the bad news is that we likely won’t get new episodes until either fall/winter of this year, or maybe even next year. I WANT MY HAMM DONG.

Don’t expect to see a new season of Mad Men this summer. Lionsgate and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner may be close to a new deal, but it won’t be soon enough to get the Emmy-winning show back on the schedule for its traditional summer premiere.

Mad Men usually begins shooting in late April or early May. And although sources say Weiner is close to a lucrative new pact with the Lionsgate, they will need at least several weeks to ramp up.

Two years ago, when Wiener’s negotiations with Lionsgate dragged into January, Mad Men did not bow until August.

Not that AMC does not have options. The network will bow new series The Killing April 3. And Breaking Bad is slated to for a fourth season premiere in July. Breaking Bad has also been delayed from its traditional spring premiere, which means that by the time the Bryan Cranston starrer returns it will not have had new episodes on for more than a year.

But clearly AMC execs anticipated the Mad Men delay.

In announcing a fifth season pickup for Mad Men at last January’s Television Critics Association press tour, Joel Stillerman, AMC’s senior vice president of original programming said: “Mad Men is definitely coming back for Season 5, but don’t ask me when, because we’re not sure yet.”

The net also has the second season of The Walking Dead scheduled for fall and has ordered ten episodes of western Hell on Wheels.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

You know what I hate? I hate that AMC and Lionsgate really went to the mats with Matthew Weiner. The man created one of the best, most original, most well-written and well-acted shows on television today, and he’s treated like a second-class citizen when it comes to contract negotiations.

Also, this lack of summer-time Hamm Dong (he lets his swing!) makes me want to cry. How will I be able to get though this summer?!?





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  1. anon33 says:

    I has a sad.

  2. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Those are some nice dong shots, Kaiser.

    excellent selection.

  3. Roma says:

    So, they’re playing hardball with the show that has won them tons of awards and accolades? You know, the show that has made them stand out for original TV programming?

    I don’t get it.

    Well, if it’s delayed at least this summer I may cut back on my manhattan and old fashioned consumption.

    I’m going to be forced to start a Skarsgard countdown.

  4. Sophie says:

    We will have had to wait over a year for new Breaking Bad too. It sucks! But if it means they can take their time getting the writing perfect, it won’t matter in the long run.

  5. nina says:

    Ever since it came out that he likes to go commando, I cannot NOT see his bulge in every single picture (not that this is a bad thing). It’s there, staring at me. Whispering to me. Beckoning to me…


    That last picture of him with Elizabeth Moss? LOVE her dress.

  6. Tiffany says:

    While the negotiations suck for all the cast and crew, Weiner needs to slow his row and learn to keep quiet. If that happened, maybe he won’t be re-living the same situation from 2 years ago. Dude, you have a great show, but you are not God.

  7. Honey says:

    Good, maybe now his fans will shut the fuck up.

  8. lucy2 says:

    That stinks it will be delayed. Considering that show pretty much made the network, I don’t get the hold up, but they’ll work it out eventually I guess. Breaking Bad is awesome too, I just got into that and am almost caught up. Will check out their new shows too.

  9. peacelovekitty says:

    OMG! just think how huge his dong must be to show up like that! I can see every detail…. I am asking for that for Christmas!!

  10. Harley says:

    I just clicked the link to his free-swinging-dong pictures. Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph…how can you NOT not notice it now?

    Love the show. Hate that we have to wait longer.

  11. Bee says:

    I am so angry. I can’t imagine a summer without my Mad Men. What are TPTB thinking with these last minute negotiations? I have a feeling the show won’t premiere until July 2012 because they will not want to air it during the fall/winter of this year. It will mean too much competition. No Hamm until 2012? The horror. I guess I’ll be forced to watch the new movie “Sucker Punch” to get my Hamm fix.

  12. curmudgeon says:


  13. lucy2 says:

    “how can you NOT not notice it now?” I know! Every time I see a photo of him, I instantly look. It’s like a reflex now.

  14. CoffeeTalk says:

    But. No. What?

    They can’t do this to me and to all us ladies who love the Hamm, the Silver Fox and Joanie Fabulous.

    Oh well then, hopefully they’ll take the same kind of care and time they usually do with the writing and acting and production values.

    Looks like I’ll be having some summer Mad Men dvd marathons and enjoying my new True Blood.

  15. luls says:

    LOL, it cracks me up that his mega dick is always bulging thru his pants.

  16. Alix says:

    @curmudgeon: What you said!

  17. the other mel says:

    If ever there is a major biopic of Pat Tillman, Hamm should be the starring role. He’d be perfect. He’s like your older brother’s best friend in high school back in the day, the one who was alwyas nice to you, a little flirty, and who you had a major crush on. Love him.

  18. Buffy Wilson says:

    Oh, heck I did not know about the dong. Boy oh boy do I see it now. Yowza.

  19. Daniella says:

    Plus, all of those gifted actors just may be doing other projects. Geez. Especially the large supporting cast. Mad Men has probably the best supporting cast!

  20. lisa says:

    I’m sorry.. he needs to strap that thing in a cradle..

    I don’t find hanging chads sexy in the least.