LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner has signed a deal with Lionsgate TV that will keep him with the U.S. cable series for two more years, an official says,
Lionsgate TV President Kevin Beggs said the two-year, seven-figure deal means Weiner will remain with the AMC series that just received several Emmy and the Golden Globe awards, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.
"It's been a long road to try to make this deal, but between the support of AMC and the creative deal-making of (Lionsgate TV Chief Operating Officer) Sandra Stern, we found a way to cobble together a package that was attractive to Matthew and made sense for us," Beggs said.
Meanwhile, Weiner said in a statement he is excited to begin work on the drama's upcoming third season, the Reporter said.
"Since the beginning, the show has been a charmed experience, made possible by my partnership with AMC and Lionsgate," Weiner said. "I am proud to work so closely with these two companies who love taking risks and value creativity and I am thrilled to get back to work with the most talented cast and crew in the business."