Big news for Mad Men fans: AMC announced on Thursday that the series would begin filming season five very shortly! (On Aug. 8 to be exact.) The season's first episode will be directed by Jon Hamm, though it already features some controversy. As in: What will Mad Men do with January Jones's real life pregnancy?

Jones is not due to give birth until November, which will likely be well into the Mad Men shooting schedule with the series tapped for an early 2012 debut. Will Matthew Weiner write Jones's pregnancy into the show, or will Mad Men production designers be forced to find large things to put in front of her belly? Or will Jones's villainous Betty Draper be gone for much of the season? So many questions! Hopefuly, season five of Mad Men will answer some.

[via Hollywood Life]