“Mad Men” Delayed Until August. Wah!

Oh, no! The third season of “Mad Men” has been delayed. Variety is reporting the show began shooting this week, and the season premiere will be pushed back at least a month to August at the earliest. [Ace Showbiz] How are we going to go four months without all that repressed desire and those really fabulous clothes?

Last we saw, Peggy was alone in her corner office, Betty and Don were together in bed but not at rest, and Joan was planning on marrying that horrible doctor. Not knowing what’s going to happen until the end of the summer is almost enough to make a girl have a misguided affair. Or light up a Virginia Slims? Instead, indulge yourself with a single martini, straight up with an olive, and start re-watching the first season on iTunes. August will come soon enough.

If you’re really lonely for the Sterling Cooper crew, Twitter is here to the rescue. AMC has made Twitter feeds for Peggy Olson, Don Draper, Betty Draper, Joan Holloway, and Pete Campbell. “Mad Men” is a fictional television show, and the people on it are merely characters, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel like they’re real to us.