Gentlemen, follow me, I already signed up last year. Photo: AMC
We were trawling the internet this morning, sniffing out interesting pop culture finds the way a puppy might so that we might bring the story equivalent of a small, squishy toy bone made almost entirely out of foam and lay it at your feet, when we happened upon this Question and Answer post on TVLine.
Question: Any scoop on the next season of Mad Men? Is Betty ever going to have a big, (please no fat Betty jokes) important storyline again? I miss seeing her on the show.
The answer is long and involved so we've shaved down the filler to bring you the meat. Here goes:
January Jones’ absence from much of last season was due to her maternity leave; now that that’s over, the series regular is likely to return in a more significant capacity. As for scoop, I can tell you that the AMC drama is looking to cast a bunch of 20- and 30-somethings described as “attractive,” “cute,” “flirtatious,’ “sweet” and “curvy” – AKA who’s up for another lap around the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce steno pool? My interest was piqued, however, by the show’s search for two British businessmen types in their 50s: Are they Jaguar execs, or are they somehow related to the late Lane? I hope the show doesn’t leave us hanging for too long. (Too soon?)
There it is - a spoiler that's not really a spoiler at all and yet not quite a total loss either. Mad Men season six returns to US TV screens in early 2013.