Former Mad Men writer accuses Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment 

Back in 2009, Gawker ran a story about Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner suddenly firing series staff writer Kater Gordon, a puzzling development given Gordon’s meteoric rise from Weiner’s personal assistant to Mad Men writers’ assistant to winning an Emmy alongside Weiner for the Mad Men season two episode “Meditations…

The first novel from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is perplexingly bad

The Heather of Heather, The Totality is the daughter of Mark and Karen Breakstone, an unhappily married couple originally drawn together by his stability and her beauty. (She is “glaringly mismatched to his ugliness.”) Despite her parents’ loveless marriage, Heather grows up to be an intelligent and precocious child,…

Amazon kills David O.Russell's Mafia show over Weinstein connections

Like a game of “men who (allegedly) mistreated women” dominoes, the current scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Co., and the suspension of a top-level Amazon executive due to accusations of sexual harassment, appear to have come together tonight to take out David O. Russell’s long-in-the-works Mafia…

Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs adds Paul Reiser, Corey Stoll, and Salem's Janet Montgomery

Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon anthology The Romanoffs continues to pile in talent to fill out its world of eccentric characters, linked only by the fact that they all think they’re descended from the deposed Russian royal family. Today, the show reported that Girls’ Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, JJ Felid, Salem’s Janet…

Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Isabelle Huppert join Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is currently working on a new series, The Romanoffs, for Amazon Studios. The show has a delightfully weird premise: Told in anthology format, each episode will focus on a person in the present day who believes that they are descended from doomed Russian imperial family The Romanoffs, who…

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Matthew Weiner’s first novel is coming out next year

When people try to describe the depth and scope of AMC’s now-concluded, much-mourned Mad Men, “novelistic” is one of the first words they usually reach for. Like The Wire or The Sopranos—where creator Matthew Weiner sharpened his teeth before making the jump to helming his own series—the show cast a wide net in its…

Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner is directing an episode of Orange Is The New Black

Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black is adding another big name to its lineup of high-profile episode directors, with news coming this week that Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner will be helming an episode of the show’s fourth season (presumably haunting morally complicated protagonist Piper Chapman with her memory of that…

Here’s Matthew Weiner’s wish list of what to wrap up before the Mad Men finale

For a show that juggled as many character storylines as Mad Men did, its finale was fairly generous with giving most of them satisfying resolutions. But of course, there wasn’t room to fit in closure for everyone and still have enough time for Don Draper to stare morosely at all the empty rooms he needed to stare at.…