AMC is exercising its option for a third season of the Emmy-winning "Mad Men," reports Variety
. The catch, the trade reports, is that its producer, Lionsgate, doesn't have a deal with "Mad's"
creator/executive producer Matthew Weiner for a third season. Weiner wants a financial deal that reflects the show's acclaim. Sources say Lionsgate wants to cut a two-year deal with Weiner that will
ultimately lock in a fourth season of the hit show.