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Betty Draper To Be Killed Off?

  • HitFix, Friday, April 1, 2011 2:30 PM
We just heard that Matthew Weiner decided to take into account blogosphere theorizing that if a "Mad Men" character has to be downsized, it should definitely be the lovely, misguided Betty Draper, because the writers don't know what to do with her: "In the last season, Betty's malevolence, irrationality and general lack of appeal became almost cartoonish," writes Sadie Stein on Jezebel.

Just April Fooling. You may have heard already, but: "Mad Men" has been renewed for three more seasons, according to Reuters. Matt Weiner will be firmly in charge, with "no specific mandate to eliminate cast members," at least for budget reasons, reports HitFix's Alan Sepinwall.

That means Betty's probably safe to at least be the bad mother that Sally will need to rebel against as she moves further into her teens -- and the series advances further into the pot-smoking, anti-Vietnam-War '60s.



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