It hasn't been a good year for Mel Gibson. Just as it looked like he was getting things back on track after his July 2006 outburst and arrest, lining up the projects and wiggling his way back into acting, he found himself at the center of another summer storm. First rumors started circulating that he beat his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, and before that news had time to settle the world got to hear Gibson verbally abuse her and unleash multiple rounds of racial expletives. It wasn't long before the foundation for his comeback started to crumble, leaving 'The Beaver,' 'Mad Max,' and that viking drama in question. He even lost his agent.

We've wondered if a comeback was possible -- and whether you fell on the "Yes" or "No" side of that debate, no one really thought new possibilities would start bubbling this fast. Case in point: If the rumor mill is right, Mel Gibson might try to find new life on television with a guest stint on 'Mad Men.'

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have heard rumors that Gibson has met with the show's creator, Matthew Weiner, about appearing on a story arc in season five, which will begin shooting next July. "Weiner -- who is Jewish and can overlook Mel's infamous drunk rant of several years ago -- told a pal recently that he sees a lot of dramatic potential pitting Mel against Don Draper," says columnist Liz Smith. Gibson is said to be a huge fan of the series, and that should come as no surprise. Where would a creepy drunk with an anger problem feel most at home? In a retro show when "men were still men," drinks were enjoyed at the office, and he could pretend it was still like "the good old days."

The article also states that sources close to the actor claim that Gibson realizes his movie career is over, so a stint on 'Mad Men' just might constitute a career move to the small screen. Would the boob tube want him? Would he be a positive inclusion in Don Draper's world?

Should Hollywood's infamous mad man swirl some scotch and head to 'Mad Men'?