sonny bono, get off my lanai (ilouboutin) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind "Mad Men"




Tidbits:
-Matt Weiner wrote the script in 2001. Wanted HBO to buy the pilot. Also met with FX who wanted it 30 mins long
-January Jones read for Peggy
-Jon Hamm was at the bottom of the list to be considered for Don
-Danny Masterson auditioned for the series
-John Slattery read for Don
-AMC struggled financially with the show
-Network didn't want any kind of focus on Betty
-During negotiations, AMC wanted to cut show time and get rid of 30% of the cast
-AMC also wanted Sally and Peggy spin-offs
-Matt took home $30 million after almost walking. Thinks being off the air so long damaged the show
-Cast TPd Matt's car on the final day of shooting



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The full article is a really great read. Second half of the final season premieres April 5th.
Tags: january jones, jon hamm, mad men (amc)
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