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Which characters could 'Mad Men' afford to lose?
AMC and Lionsgate reportedly demand that the hit show save money by ditching at least two characters. Who should it be?
 
Does Mad Men really need Betty and Don? Creators and bloggers debate the series' expendable characters. Facebook/AMC

Tuesday was a bad day for "Mad Men" fans. AMC announced that the show's fifth season — scheduled to premiere this summer — would be delayed until 2012 due to protracted negotiations between AMC, Lionsgate, and the show's creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner. Reportedly, a major sticking point is a demand that Weiner eliminate (or reduce) the roles of between two and six of the show's characters. Who could the show go on without? Commentators weigh in...

 

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