Drama Behind 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner's Contract Talks
4:48 PM PDT 3/29/2011 by Marisa Guthrie, Kim Masters
Sources say Lionsgate TV presented the showrunner with an offer of $30 million over three years, but the dispute -- which caused the show's fifth season to be pushed back to March 2012 -- ultimately was not about compensation.
With Mad Men's fifth season officially pushed back to March 2012, the show that helped establish AMC as a home for A-list scripted drama will have been off the air for more than 17 months.
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