'Mad Men' Creator Weiner Re-ups With Lionsgate TV


Matthew Weiner, the man behind Mad Men, is back with the AMC series.
The show's creator Friday reached a two-year deal with producer Lionsgate TV to continue to lead the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning drama about the professional and personal lives of a 1960s advertising agency.
The pact, which is reportedly in the seven figures, keeps Weiner as the executive producer and showrunner for Mad Men. He will also develop new projects for Lionsgate TV and potentially a theatrical for Lionsgate.
Weiner's original deal with Lionsgate TV covered the first two seasons of Mad Men, which became the first basic-cable series to win the outstanding drama Emmy. In September, Weiner began meeting with studios for a potential overall deal.
AMC, in October, awarded Lionsgate a third-season for the show, even though Weiner was not on board at that time..