March 28, 2006

Arrested No More

Here is the article from 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