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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

April 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM

“Mad Men” gets a date; James Bond stalls

I know that plenty of fellow “Mad Men” fans read this blog, so here’s a bit of news just for us: Season 4 will begin July 25 on AMC, showing Sunday nights at 10 p.m. So . . . how is Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce faring? Will Betty be married to Henry already? Will Joan’s deadbeat husband have vanished to Vietnam? What year will it be? Will we ever see Sal again? Three more months to wait . . . Meanwhile, an amusing little dust-up happened this weekend in the media, as “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner noted at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention that he couldn’t see continuing the show past a sixth season. This was news, apparently, to AMC, which issued the following statement:

“No one wants to see Don Draper wearing a leisure suit. We trust Matthew’s vision and that he knows where to take the show. But with that said, M*A*S*H figured how to stretch the Korean War for more than a decade, so stay tuned! “

I, for one, wouldn’t mind seeing Don Draper in a leisure suit. You know he’d make it work.
And in other news, the Hollywood Reporter writes today that pre-production on the newest James Bond movie (currently untitled and known only as “Bond 23”) has been halted “indefinitely,” due to financial problems at its studio, MGM. A screenplay, with Peter Morgan (“The Queen”) working with Bond regulars Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, but no director was hired and no casting or production schedule set. Daniel Craig, it can be assumed, is on the phone to his agent this very morning.

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