Everybody's got something to say about this. Why shouldn't he?!
As you all well know by now, Frank Darabont, showrunner of the breakout hit The Walking Dead has left the show after it started to get bogged down with a lot of controversy and heat from it's network, AMC. Kurt Sutter, the creator of the hit FX show Sons of Anarchy took to his Twitter yesterday to talk about his cable-comrade and lay in thick on Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and AMC. In a barage of several tweets, he said:
"why darabont got fired - weiner. he held AMC hostage, broke their bank, budgets were slashed, sh*t rolled down hill onto gilligan and frank. no one else wants to f*cking say it, but the greed of mad men is killing the other two best shows on tv — breaking bad and walking dead."
He's probably not wrong. Mad Men was given a hell of a lot of money to keep it on the air. At the time, everyone conceded it was worth it, but to sacrifice two other shows for it - is that really fair?
Fair doesn't really matter too much to them, does it though? As always, television is ruled by ratings. If there are more people watching MM than WD, then that is where the money goes. Simple as that.
No one said making TV was easy.