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Expect More Arrested Development

It's one of several Netflix projects in the works

(Newser) - The triumphant return of Arrested Development may have fizzled a bit last year , but Netflix is looking to try again. Chief content exec Ted Sarandos tells USA Today that he's "positive" another season is coming, though its timing depends on the actors' schedules. The plan is to have... More »

Portia de Rossi: Diet Keeps My Face Young

'Arrested Development' star credits veganism

(Newser) - Since the return of Arrested Development, fans have been wondering one thing: What happened to Portia de Rossi's face? Her character looks so different in the new episodes that speculation ran rampant de Rossi must have had some work done in the intervening years. No official word from the... More »

Netflix Investors Not Thrilled by Arrested Development

Shares slump thanks in part to so-so reviews

(Newser) - Arrested Development diehards have finished their binging, and the first reviewers have finished their pontificating, so how has the Netflix experiment fared? By one measure, not so hot. Shares were down about 6% to $214 today, reports MarketWatch and CNNMoney . The reason, apparently, is that while the show got decent... More »

Arrested Development Lives Up to the Hype

Netflix unveils new Bluth adventures

(Newser) - The long wait is over: Arrested Development is back, with the entire fourth season available on Netflix. But does it live up to the hype? Plenty of critics say yes, though not all agree. Still, if you're not enamored with the show's new style, give it time and... More »

Arrested Development Stars Scored Weird Payday

Same sliding scale used for all actors

(Newser) - When the Arrested Development cast agreed to reunite for a long-awaited revival of the show, each of the main members was guaranteed to star in at least one episode, for which he or she would be paid $125,000. That's fairly high for a TV actor, but from there... More »

Fox Brings Back Jack Bauer, 24

It'll return as a 12-episode limited series next summer

(Newser) - Jack Bauer is about to get a fresh batch of time to run out of. Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his role as the ass-kicking, torture-happy counterterrorism agent on a new 12-episode limited series re-launch of 24 next May, Fox announced today, ahead of its "upfront" presentation to advertisers, according... More »

Arrested Development Is Back May 26

Netflix announces date that all 15 new shows will be available

(Newser) - Arrested Development diehards have their Memorial Day weekend plans: Netflix announced today that all 15 new shows will be available on May 26, reports AP . That's actually one more than anticipated, notes the Huffington Post , which also picks up on an intriguing detail from an interview star Jason Bateman... More »

Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen on Arrested Development

Both get guest spots in series' return

(Newser) - When the Bluths and Arrested Development make their triumphant return in May on Netflix , Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen will be two of the guest stars making appearances, reports US Weekly . Rogen's role isn't known, but the Vulture blog says Wiig will play a young Lucille Bluth. More »

Netflix's Arrested a 'Breakthrough'

Alyssa Rosenberg is excited about the storytelling potential Netflix offers

(Newser) - Netflix's new season of Arrested Development, which will hit in May, could be a massive breakthrough for the service—and not (just) because we're all eager to see the Bluths again. At the Television Critics Association press tour, creator Mitch Hurwitz revealed that this batch of episodes, each... More »

Arrested Development Filming Again

Full cast set to return

(Newser) - Michael, George Michael, and the rest of the Bluths are back as production begins today for the new season of Arrested Development. As of yesterday, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, and the rest of the full cast were set to return for the 10 new episodes, each of... More »

Hulu Joins Bidding War for Arrested Development

Netflix, Showtime also interested

(Newser) - Arrested Development is one hot property: Showtime, Netflix, and Hulu are now in a bidding war over distribution rights to the upcoming new episodes . Showtime and Netflix were originally reported to be interested in the newly-announced "limited-run series," and Hulu has most recently jumped into the mix, New ... More »

Arrested Development: It's Back!

10-episode mini-season will be followed by a film

(Newser) - Everyone's favorite con comedy has been sprung for a brand new season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Arrested Development is coming back to TV as "mini-season" that will end with the long-rumored Arrested Development film—five years after the program was ended. "It's true," tweeted... More »

Fake But Hot Incestuous Couples

From 'Star Wars' to 'Arrested Development,' something's not quite right

(Newser) - It's taboo and generally creepy, but sometimes—under the right cinematic circumstances and with the knowledge that nobody's actually related—incest can be, well, hot. Willa Paskin of New York rounds up fictional couples who have real chemistry:
  • Cathy and Chris Dollanganger, Flowers in the Attic: "Nothing can stop
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10 Fall Shows You Must Watch

Matthew Perry and Hawaii Five-O are both back

(Newser) - It’s never too early to start scheduling your DVR for fall’s new TV. Entertainment Weekly critic Ken Tucker lists the 10 shows he’s most eagerly anticipating:
  1. Mr. Sunshine: Matthew Perry is the owner of a sports arena and has Allison Janney for a boss. Tucker calls the
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David Cross: Arrested Development Movie Is Dead

Comedian says it'd be too hard to reunite cast

(Newser) - Sorry, Arrested Development fans, David Cross has some bad news. Asked about the much-hoped-for movie version of the cult sitcom, Cross, who played Tobias Finke, tells TV Squad , “It’s not going to happen. Way too much time it’s been. I mean, there’s so many people involved.... More »

The Only 3 Christmas TV Plots

When it comes time for the holiday episode, don't expect a surprise

(Newser) - Christmas “takes over the airwaves as comprehensively as it does malls, office lobbies, and public service announcements”—but unfortunately, the Christmas TV plotline always falls into one of three categories, writes Torie Bosch for Slate :
  • Money woes: “A holiday season without gifts doesn't really feel like a
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Arrested Development Reigns as Top Sitcom

Arrested Development tops 11 Points' list

(Newser) - Cable dramas and non-sitcom comedies—think Stephen Colbert and Dave Chappelle—grabbed the limelight this decade, but it was still a rich time for sitcoms. 11 Points lists the 11 best.
  1. Arrested Development. Needs no explanation—might be the best sitcom in history.
  2. 30 Rock. Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, and
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Best TV Series of the '00s

Joss Whedon, Judd Apatow, HBO prominently featured

(Newser) - From the standard (No. 16, Friday Night Lights) to the quirky (No. 29, Wonder Showzen), the long-running (No. 8, Lost) to the canceled-too-soon (No. 4, Freaks and Geeks), The Onion runs down the 30 best shows of the '00s:
  • No. 1, The Wire: This drama “unfolded like a great
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Relationships That Wouldn't Work in Reality

Hollywood cooks up some screwed up matches

(Newser) - Hollywood’s great at making us root for relationships that shouldn’t work. But some of them really shouldn’t work. The Nerve imagines if the following couples moved in next-door:
  • Beauty and the Beast: No, I’m not kissing a dog … he’s really a prince! I swear!
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I Snorted Coke 40 Feet From Obama at DC Dinner: Actor

David Cross, of Arrested Development fame, says he did it on a dare

(Newser) - We’ve all done silly stuff on a dare, but probably not on the level of actor/author/comic/crazy guy David Cross, who says he snorted cocaine not 40 feet from President Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner (not, for the record, held at the White House). With cabinet secretaries, Supreme... More »

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