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Arrested Development

#1 Post by Andre Jurieu » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:40 pm

It appears as if all our discussions of Satisfaction have been heard by the creative team at one of our favorite shows:
Spoilerfix.com wrote:Episode 3.09: Title Unknown
Airdate: January 9, 2006

12/08 - Justine Bateman will guest-star on the Emmy Award-winning comedy series Arrested Development, which stars her brother Jason. She begins shooting this week and her episode is scheduled to air Monday, Jan. 9 on FOX. In the episode, Michael (Jason Bateman) investigates the possibility that he may have a long-lost older sister named Nellie Bluth (Justine Bateman). In an effort to get to the bottom of things, Michael tracks Nellie down and hires her as a consultant for The Bluth Co. Unfortunately, Nellie's hands-on approach is more than Michael bargained for, and he discovers that she may not be who he thinks she is. Source: FOX

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#2 Post by Godot » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:55 pm

"Justine Bateman will guest-star on the Emmy Award-winning comedy series Arrested Development, which stars her brother Jason. She begins shooting this week and her episode is scheduled to air Monday, Jan. 9 on FOX."
Most importantly, will she wear panties? Oh, those Family Ties re-runs.

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#3 Post by ben d banana » Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:48 am

Well this news certainly compensates for stepping in dogshit on my walk home.

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#4 Post by Len » Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:35 pm

Concerning truly great shows, I just watched the second season of Arrested Development on dvd. It truly is one of the best comedy series of all-time, right up there with the Monty Pythons and other classics. The writing is just unbelievably strong and the cast is amazing. It's like it's on a totally different level from anything else in the entire comedy genre. I'd say it's easily just as good as The Office. even though I absolutely adore that series too (I'm really hoping Ricky Gervais finally ends up doing a guest bit on Arrested Development sometime on season 3, he's been promising that for awhile).

I really hope Showtime or some other channel picks up the series, as it is simply one of the finest shows in the history of television. And I urge everyone who hasn't seen it yet to go out and buy both of the seasons on dvd, it really is that good. Don't just take my word for it, see what the 'Parent's Television Council Publications' has to say about Arrested Development:
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Fox/ 8:00 Monday - Returning show

Arrested Development is the story of the Bluth family. The show picks up when George Sr. is arrested for securities fraud and his son Michael is left to pick up the pieces of the family and their business.

Arrested Development is designed to offend. Episodes regularly contain scripted bleeps. This enables the writers to use language, including "f**k" and "s**t," network censors would never allow. Arrested Development also employs some of the most outrageous double-entendres ever to find their way into prime-time. In one episode, for example, Tobias says he was an analyst and a therapist, making him the first "analrapist." Other episodes have delved into the bizarre sexual proclivities of the main characters, such as Lucille's revelation that she and George derive sexual pleasure from being strangled with a belt.
Also, I loved what David Cross says about the lack of success of Arrested Development (warning: Foul language, if that bothers you).

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#5 Post by cdnchris » Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:47 am

Cross is so right, Fox (specifically marketing) hasn't got a clue.

And you know what else kills me about Fox's marketing? The show had Charlize Theron show up as a recurring character. Not just one episode, a whole bunch of episodes (and she was rather funny, too) Charlize Theron! And not once did Fox even market that! I know she's not the biggest name, but she's known, she's won awards, she had a big movie coming out (true, it was Aeon Flux, but still), and there's a lot of guys out there (including me) who would love to (in the words of George Bluth, Sr.) "stick it to her" and they didn't even try to capitalize on any of that. Good job Fox marketing guys. I gotta get a job there because it's obvious you don't have to do shit to keep your job.

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#6 Post by ben d banana » Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:59 am

When NBC screwed Freaks & Geeks they were paid back with the XFL, so let's hope Fox faces a similar fate (he types secretly wishing for an O'Reilly/Hannity love tryst).

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#7 Post by Andre Jurieu » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:00 am

cdnchris wrote: I gotta get a job there because it's obvious you don't have to do shit to keep your job.
... except endlessly promote Prison Break and its annoying encore episodes.

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#9 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:13 pm

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#10 Post by knives » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:18 pm

I understand those words separately, but they make no sense together.

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#11 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:22 pm

More info: 9-10 episodes, with each episode to center around one of the characters

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#12 Post by swo17 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:27 pm

Bet it gets canceled after three episodes.

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#13 Post by Cosmic Bus » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:30 pm

Part of me is excited, part of me wishes they'd just let it go already, and the remaining part just wants to have been at the table when Hurwitz presumably got the Fox suits to promise not to cancel the show partway through the new episodes.
[edit: damn it, swo!]

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#14 Post by Murdoch » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:49 pm

I look forward to the forthcoming 30 page thread in the New Films section.

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#15 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:21 pm

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#16 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:54 pm

Hopefully the episodes, if they're supposed to be centering around particular characters, will still feature others and retain the kinetic energy of the rest of the series.

God, why can't this happen with Party Down

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#17 Post by dx23 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:56 pm

Jason Bateman confirmed that they are doing 10 episodes and then the movie!

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#18 Post by ianungstad » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:30 am

Deadline is reporting that Showtime is in negotiations to air the new episodes, so it seems like they won't have to deal with FOX and they'll probably get more creative freedom than they would if this was a project for network television. I'm certainly interested....but let's hope that Mitch is going to bring more to the table than say the first (and last) season of Running Wilde.

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#19 Post by domino harvey » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:05 am

Netflix does ultimate damage control, picks up the new season of Arrested Development-- guess this really is happening (it's also the top story on Huff Post, which is pissing off a lot of old fogeys in the comments)

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#22 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:26 am

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Clear your calendars on May 4th. Looks like fourteen episodes:
Michael 1
Michael 2
George Sr. 1
George Sr. 2
Lindsay 1
Lindsay 2
Tobias
Gob
Maeby
Lucille
Buster
George Michael 1
George Michael 2
Gob 2

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#23 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:43 am

They're all going up simultaneously, so binge watching will be a possibility right off the bat

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#25 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 21, 2013 4:32 pm

If you've somehow avoided all internet media for the last couple months, all fifteen new episodes drop on Sunday. Odds that Netflix crashes within an hour of posting 'em all?

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