TV Rewind: ‘Mad Men’ To Premiere With Film, Carrell Stays Away From ‘Office,’ Fox and ABC Pull Major Shows
By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist
Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements and gossip!
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• In a rare occurrence, there’s a lot of Mad Men (AMC) news this week. The drama will kick off its sixth season April 7 with a two-hour premiere/movie, which will see the series jump forward in time — although creator Matthew Weiner isn’t revealing by how much. To tide you over, here are four promo shots from the new season.
• Sadly, it seems former NBC’s The Office star Steve Carell won’t be returning for the comedy’s series finale. Of the decision not to reprise his role, the actor says, “I just didn’t think it was right for the character because that character had had an arc within the story and kind of grew and sort of evolved past the idea of the documentary.”
• Two disappointing almost-cancellations to report: ABC and Fox have pulled Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 and Ben and Kate from their schedules, respectively. Although the comedies haven’t officially been canceled, don’t hold your breath for additional seasons.