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'Mad Men' To Begin Shooting Next Week — Will Betty Draper Be Pregnant?

Thu, July 28, 2011 12:01pm EDT by 2 Comments

Mad Men will at long last begin filming season 5 next week it has just been announced, meaning January Jones will need to hide her pregnancy  — or Betty will be with baby!

Mad Men fans can finally breathe a long and heavy sigh of relief as, after much delay, it has been announced production on the fifth season of the critically adored show will begin next week — but what is to become of the character played by pregnant star January Jones?

Mo Ryan tweeted July 28, “#AMC panel at TCA. Exec Joel Stillerman: Production on #MadMen season 5 starts a week from Monday.” A very sudden and somewhat surprising announcement.

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has always been unpredictable to say the least, so this could go one of many ways. The married Betty Draper, played by January, could of course be pregnant and it would make sense. Or the pregnancy could be hidden, though it seems unlikely the show would go that way.

Another option of course is to wait to film January’s scenes until after she has her child, which will be born in November. The show will not premiere until early 2012 so it is a possibility. And, of course, many fans may be hoping Betty managed to walk off a cliff or lay in traffic prior to the start of the season and be no more.

Either way, fans can finally get ready for more Don, Peggy and delectable Joan. So HollywoodLifers, how do you think January’s pregnancy will be handled?

-Chris Spargo

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