March 28, 2006

Arrested No More

Here is the article from IGN.com. Theres still hope but I think Im just going to end up missing it more and more.

n a very depressing bit of news for my fellow Arrested Development fans, series creator Mitch Hurwitz has decided not to return to run the series, despite Showtime's offer to pick the show up. This move very likely means that the chances of the series continuing are over. For months now there has been a lot of speculation about the negotiations with Showtime for the beloved but ratings challenged series to move to the cable channel from its previous home on Fox. Many reports had also noted that Hurwitz was feeling burnt out and might not want to continue on, and that without him, the possibilities of Arrested continuing were slim.

Hurwitz has now confirmed to Variety his decision to leave the series. There have reportedly been some arguments over money issues between Hurwitz and 20th Century Fox, who produces Arrested, and financial aspects may have played a part in Hurwitz's decision. However, more than anything, Hurwitz said he simply felt unable to give his all to the series anymore. Commenting on the loyal following the show has, Hurwitz told Variety, "The fans have been so ardent in their devotion and in return I've given everything I can to the show in order to try to live up to their expectations. I finally reached a point where I felt I couldn't continue to deliver that on a weekly basis."

While the article notes that executive producer/series narrator Ron Howard has asked Hurwitz to remain connected to the show as a consultant should it continue without him, the chances of that happening seem extremely unlikely. Showtime head Bob Greenwalt had previously stated that he would not want the series without Hurwitz. Even more damaging to the show finding another home is executive producer Jim Valleley, who plays a key creative role in the series, saying he wouldn't continue on the show without Hurwitz remaining too. Sad to say, but it's likely time to really say goodbye to the Bluth family. While Hurwitz's decision is an extremely frustrating one for those of us who'd love the show to continue, the idea of it going on without him also seems highly questionable.

posted by Jeans Pants @ 11:49 PM   2 comments


March 23, 2006

I Miss Arrested Development

I Miss Arrested Development Very Much.

There is so much crap on TV.

It's true the office is great, but I miss my disfunctional family.

The poster to the left was given to Justin (jeanspants) from Mike. (they were the guys that started this blog)

Isn't it awesome!

posted by Mollye Knox @ 6:12 PM   1 comments


March 04, 2006

Where "The Office" went right and "Arrested Development" may have went wrong






































I was watching "The Office" the other day and realized something. They've created situations where if you've been paying attetion to the past episodes will give the joke or scenario a better pay off. "The Office" started doing this about 8 episodes in to season 2. "Arrested Development" on the other hand started doing these type of things since day 1. Does that make it bad? Not at all. It still makes it original and smarter than any show that has aired on television. The route "The Office" took was that they let peoples feet get wet before getting deep with the characters and show plot. The Offices rating were really low when it first started and slowly they've climbed there way to a safe ground. This is partly because of word of mouth and winning awards.
But after winning the Emmy's and word of mouth from the critics to the home viewer made its way around, "Arrested Development" was far too deep into character developments and twists for people to catch up. I realized this past week that with Arrested Development gone The Office is the only television excitement I look forward to every week. I do hope that Arrested Development gets renewed, but if it doesn't, TV rots your brain anyways. As my friend Danny would say, "Arrested Development, TV just wasn't ready for you".

posted by Jeans Pants @ 11:12 PM   1 comments


February 19, 2006

Best Quotes from the Last Four

Mike had mention on his post to list some of the best quotes from the last four episodes. I had to watch them again but here are a few good ones not in any order.

1. "Well I just poored mom into bed

2."He's in an american Iraqi prison, God knows what their doing to him"

3. "Coudln't you have taken the stuff off my desk first or unplugged my computer"

4. " I bought you a wedding ring...tone"

Ok thats all I got.

posted by Jeans Pants @ 11:24 AM   0 comments


A Good Review

Here is a great review on Arrested Development, written by a die-hard fan, for the die-hard fans.

It also has clips from Jason Bateman and Will Arnett saying how they feel about the end of the show...

Check it out:

http://www.eonline.com/Gossip/Kristin/Archive2006/060210.html

Good Reading.

posted by Gold Dust Woman @ 8:16 AM   0 comments


February 16, 2006

dot com

I had to check

imnoscar.com

posted by flukie42 @ 3:03 PM   0 comments


February 12, 2006

Tobias

David Cross hasnt done a chicken yet. That means the show can't end. We'll be waiting in limbo until someone buys us new episodes or better yet...Arrested Development the Motion Picture directed by Ron Howard, or better yet Spike Jonze, no David Fincher, wait Mark Romanek, James L Brooks? Too many to choose from. It's too bad on the show they couldnt show Maeby somehow casting the roles for the family. That would have been cool to see the actors they pick. Oh well. Im outy. Later.

posted by Jeans Pants @ 12:22 AM   2 comments


February 11, 2006

Has anyone in this Family even seen a CHICKEN?

Besides the storylines that were mentioned a couple of posts ago that could continue on the Bluth family antics...

We musn't forget that there are still several members of the family that have yet to do their CHICKEN rendition. And, well, I for one want to see them.

What could be better than Buster, George Micheal and Barry (Maeby, Micheal, Oscar, etc.) breaking into their own special chicken dance.

Now THAT's a good chicken.

But, as far as favorite lines from the finale...

"He won't talk without a hand in him."

George Bush Doesn't Care About Black Puppets (on franklins shirt)

and, lets see...

"She turns illusions for money."

posted by Gold Dust Woman @ 10:45 AM   1 comments


favorite line?

So, quick question: what was your favorite line from the last two hours of AD?

posted by Mike Ambs @ 2:25 AM   1 comments


what's left?

Justin (or a.k.a., Jeans Pants), Amanda and I were talking about the show tying up a lot of loose ends in this "season" (not series) finale. Yes, this could be the end for the show - and it might have been bad to leave so many cliff hangers. But as much as they resolved issues like George Michael and Maeby, George Bluth, the Iraq stuff, etc...

I think they've positioned themselves very carefully for the story to follow Michael and George Michael in... I forgot the island where the "get away house" is, there is the whole George Michael and Maeby being legally married, Lucille being the one now in prison or under house arrest.

Hopefully, people tuned in tonight to watch. And hopefully this isn't the end for the show, because... I've got a fever... and the only cure, is more Arrested Development. Ohh, I try to laugh, but I'm just so sad.

posted by Mike Ambs @ 2:06 AM   0 comments


Well I think it's over.

I am going to miss it. I know theres still a chance but with the way it ended tonight I don't know. This show hopefully will stand the test of time and be remembered for the great comedy/original/outstanding show that it is...or was.
When the last episode aired Im not afraid to admit I came close to crying. That feeling has never come over me for a TV show. I guess a true fan of the show should wish good luck to all the writers/actors and crew who helped make the show what it is.
I know I havent kept this blog updated very well but I would like to thank all of you that helped us out in this fight to S.A.D. It's been good to know other people out there that love good quality shows unlike redundent unoriginal shows like "The OC" or "Bones". Again I am aware that this show may still have a chance but I am also aware that actors, writers etc can't wait weeks or months to find out if they still have jobs. Their going to have to find something to do.
Well again. Thank you everyone. This sight is in no way shutting down or anything like that. We will still continue the fight to S.A.D. I will just leave you all with thank you, Good night and good luck...to them and us. ~Justin

posted by Jeans Pants @ 1:06 AM   0 comments


February 09, 2006

Season Finale or Series Finale

Season Finale or Series Finale?

So all the ads for the 2 hour block of episodes this
friday say season finale... is that true, do my
hopes get to stay alive or shall the whore to crap that we
call fox crush my hopes for yet another season of greatness?

posted by Mollye Knox @ 5:38 PM   1 comments


January 21, 2006

Award Winning Dialogue

Gob: It's the zero hour Micheal.
It's the end of the line.
I'm the first born.
I'm sick of playing second fiddle.
Always third in line for everything.
I'm tired of finishing fourth.
Being the fifth wheel.
There are six things that I'm mad about,
And I'm taking over.

Micheal: You wanna be in charge?
You wanna deal with what I deal with?
A sister who takes your money and throws it away.
A mother who you can't trust.
A company who's founder may be on trial for treason.
Is that what you want?

Gob: What kind of vacation time does it offer?

Micheal: Yeah

Gob: I've made a huge mistake.

(Later...)

Gob: I'm in charge now.
I speak for this family.
I mean, I could, if you wanted me too.
I'd rather not, obviously.
I don't know what I'd say.
I mean, why do I have to be the one?
I don't need this.
Why does this have to become my problem?
No, I'm out!
Forget it. Find someone else.
I'm sick of it.
I'm sick of doing everything for this family!

Barry: Where's Micheal?

Gob: Typical!

posted by Gold Dust Woman @ 1:16 PM   0 comments


January 18, 2006

we'll put on a show

Well, there's good news and bad news. The good news being we'll get a 2 hour brand new AD block on Feb10th. The bad news is it's up against the opening cerimony for the olympics. That's not really showing much faith, but at least we get to see it.

Also I heard that if ABC picks up AD they want 13 eps. If Showtime does, they want 2 seasons. I saw how ABC handled Sports Night. I'm thinking it's Showtime.

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Put the "Arrested Development" deathwatch on hold--again.

Fox announced Friday that the much-loved (but low-rated) comedy will have a two-hour season--not series--finale on Feb. 10, the night that NBC will air the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Fox cut "Arrested Development" down to 13 episodes in its third season, but the network has not officially canceled the show. If it does, other networks are reportedly interested in bringing back the Emmy-winning comedy.

In the Feb. 10 finale, Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) finds out he may have a long-lost sister, Nellie, who'll be played by Bateman's real-life sister, Justine Bateman.

Meanwhile, Michael's brother, Gob Bluth, played by Will Arnett, joins a USO tour and takes his magic act to Iraq, only to end up in prison there.

posted by flukie42 @ 7:44 AM   1 comments


January 14, 2006

shower her in club sauce

Just read this on a the MySpace site.

on Fox.com/arresteddev the header that used to read "an all new episode followed by a classic episode" has been changed to read "all new episodes coming soon!"

posted by flukie42 @ 8:22 AM   0 comments