Thursday, May 23, 2024

“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Shooting Season Finale at Carnegie Hall, But It’s “Not” The Series Finale


If Midge Maisel is playing Carnegie Hall, you’d think that would be the pinnacle of her career– and the end of her TV series.

But I am assured that when “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” shoots for three days this week and next at the famed venue, it will be a cliffhanger, not an ending.

“Mrs. Maisel” will wrap its fourth, and much delayed season, with Midge on the great stage, hopefully rolling the audience in the aisles.

But the word is “Mrs. Maisel” will return for at least a fifth season. Will it still be 1961? The Maisels and the Weissmans are frozen in time. But that’s where we like them. For the show to go on beyond, say, 1964, seems like a mistake.

Spies say no particular guest stars are on the bill with Midge, played by Rachel Brosnahan, on the Carnegie stage, although it’s already been reported that Milo Ventimiglia of “This is Us” is appearing in a recurring role.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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