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Old August 12 2011, 03:35 PM   #31
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If they follow the storyline of the comic, shooting half the time insides shouldn't be that big of a deal anyway imo. I would guess the actors' salary is the bigger obstacle to keep the costs down.
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Old August 12 2011, 04:09 PM   #32
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It will, however, take some time to reach those points in the story. The next "main" location in season two isn't going to be of much use for such a purpose.
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Old August 14 2011, 10:56 PM   #33
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The creator of Sons of Anarchy weighs-in:

"why darabont got fired - weiner. he held AMC hostage, broke their bank, budgets were slashed, shit rolled down hill onto gilligan and frank," he tweeted Thursday, the first in a series of missives. He immediately followed up, writing, "no one else wants to f*cking say it, but the greed of mad men is killing the other two best shows on tv -- breaking bad and walking dead."
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Old August 14 2011, 11:23 PM   #34
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http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment...king_dead.html

AMC had to slash its budgets after Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner renegotiated his lucrative deal with the network. "Why Darabont got fired -- Weiner," tweeted Sutter. "He held AMC hostage, broke their bank, budgets were slashed, shit rolled down hill onto [Breaking Bad creator Vince] Gilligan and Frank. No one else wants to fucking say it, but the greed of Mad Men is killing the other two best shows on TV -- Breaking Bad and Walking Dead."
Fucking Mad Men ruins everything!

Looks like the next season of The Walking Dead is going to be trainwreck. You would think they would take care their show with the biggest ratings, but no. AMC fired the original show runner and cheaped out, something that doesn't happen to MOST shows until around season five. The half the show taking place indoors idea is so fucking lame.
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Old August 14 2011, 11:38 PM   #35
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Good thing I already think of Mad Men as an overrated bore-fest then.
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Old August 15 2011, 12:20 AM   #36
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Given that Walking Dead pulls in three times the ratings of Mad Men, you'd think AMC would have told them where to shove it.
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Old August 15 2011, 12:56 AM   #37
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But Mad Men has been pulling in the Emmy's and many other awards.

Somehow AMC must be figuring that some ratings points are worth more than others.
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Old August 15 2011, 01:21 AM   #38
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Given that Walking Dead pulls in three times the ratings of Mad Men, you'd think AMC would have told them where to shove it.
Or The Walking Dead can tell AMC where to shove it. I could see it doing very well elsewhere on basic or premium cable (but not SyFy!)

Conversely, who would put up with Mad Men? It wouldn't pull decent ratings anywhere but Showtime or HBO, and they have their own prestige productions underway. AMC should have played harder ball.
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Old August 15 2011, 01:35 AM   #39
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Or The Walking Dead can tell AMC where to shove it.
Unfortunately, they can't. AMC completely owns TWD, which isn't the case with Mad Men or Breaking Bad.

I wouldn't blame Mad Men for this mess. (And not only because MM is my favourite show on television) AMC' management clearly made a bunch of very bad decisions. And even after the budget cuts, they didn't have to fire Darabont.
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Old August 15 2011, 03:37 AM   #40
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the fault is with AMC for caving in to Mad Men's guys. Are we really blaming them for basically asking for, and getting a ludicrously high salary? It's up to AMC to say "No".
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Old August 15 2011, 05:27 AM   #41
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the fault is with AMC for caving in to Mad Men's guys. Are we really blaming them for basically asking for, and getting a ludicrously high salary? It's up to AMC to say "No".
My guess is that it would have led Mad Men to ending up on another station. I'm not sure they had any good choices.
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Old August 15 2011, 03:14 PM   #42
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the fault is with AMC for caving in to Mad Men's guys. Are we really blaming them for basically asking for, and getting a ludicrously high salary? It's up to AMC to say "No".
My guess is that it would have led Mad Men to ending up on another station. I'm not sure they had any good choices.
That may be so, but then they could have taken that leftover money and put it into Breaking Bad, Walking Dead and Hell On Wheels. Given the ratings, will any other network pick up Mad Men? AMC should have played harder ball.
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Old August 15 2011, 05:41 PM   #43
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[QUOTE=Snaploud;5162049]The creator of Sons of Anarchy weighs-in:

"why darabont got fired - weiner. he held AMC hostage, broke their bank, budgets were slashed, shit rolled down hill onto gilligan and frank," he tweeted Thursday, the first in a series of missives. He immediately followed up, writing, "no one else wants to f*cking say it, but the greed of mad men is killing the other two best shows on tv -- breaking bad and walking dead."
I've got a bad feeling about this. I just hope that the loss of Darabont isn't a crippling blow to the quality of the show.
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Old August 15 2011, 10:59 PM   #44
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Stone_Cold_Sisko wrote: View Post
the fault is with AMC for caving in to Mad Men's guys. Are we really blaming them for basically asking for, and getting a ludicrously high salary? It's up to AMC to say "No".
My guess is that it would have led Mad Men to ending up on another station. I'm not sure they had any good choices.
Mad Men doesn't get high ratings. Its value is just in Emmys prestige. But the likely places where Mad Men could end up - HBO and Showtime - are the least likely to need help in that department.

I think AMC could have driven a harder bargain.
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Old August 15 2011, 11:16 PM   #45
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As of last year, Mad Men was pulling in approximately 6 million viewings when adding together all airings, DVR, and VOD.
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