Arrested Development season 4 ended on a pretty big cliffhanger. It was a bold move by creator Mitch Hurwitz because there was no guarantee the show, which had been off the air for seven years, would reconnect with audiences. Especially since the entire structure was radically different. But it did. Season 4 of Arrested Development was a big hit for Netflix and everyone wanted to bring it back, as long as Hurwitz had an idea.
The question became, would he make a movie like he had originally said years ago? Or would the show simply come back for another season on Netflix? Though nothing has been decided on legally, Hurwitz has finally made his decision. He’s writing an Arrested Development movie right now and hopes to do a fifth season after that. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
As jam-packed as Arrested Development‘s fourth season was with new celebrity cameos and old familiar faces, there was one popular star that didn’t make the cut. Contrary to older reports, Peter Serafinowicz did not appear in any of the new episodes.
However, Mitch Hurwitz, who worked with Serafinowicz on Running Wilde, hasn’t forgotten about the Brit comedian. Instead, he reveals that he’s “saved” Serafinowicz for the movie. Hit the jump to hear what he had to say.
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One way or another, the Bluths will be back.
The creator of Arrested Development, Mitchell Hurwitz, is currently in Montreal for the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. The topic of a potential continuation for Arrested Development came up and Hurwitz said he “definitely” felt they’d be back. He then turned to Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix, and said “I don’t want to get into a whole negotiation right now… but I’ve got a family to feed.” Hurwitz also talked about how exactly he wants to do the following season. Read that below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
Gather ’round, kids, and let’s watch some things advertising other things to watch. After the jump:
- Mitch Hurwitz reveals his scrapped plans for a George Clooney cameo in Arrested Development
- ABC picks up a drama from The L Word‘s Ilene Chaiken and Bryan Singer
- BBC One and the Jim Henson Co. are teaming for a new Muppets-like show
- Here’s what Helena Bonham Carter looks like as Elizabeth Taylor
- See a teaser for The Anna Nicole Story, from American Psycho‘s Mary Harron
- Watch a trailer for Netflix’s next original series Orange Is the New Black
- FX’s latest promo for The Bridge is full of border-related factoids
- Jerry Seinfeld‘s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns this month
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Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
So far we’ve had plenty of reasons to look forward to seeing the Bluths get back together for Season 4 of Arrested Development. But now it turns out that the long-awaited reunion wasn’t actually much of a reunion at all.
Due to scheduling issues, Mitch Hurwitz admits, some scenes featuring multiple characters were actually shot at totally different times, with the actors’ performances edited together in post-production. The entire cast was only on set together for a total of two days. We won’t know until the new episodes hit this weekend how that method actually worked out for them, but it’s a little worrisome to say the least. Hit the jump to read Hurwitz’ comments.
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The return of Arrested Development is undoubtedly one of the biggest pop culture events of 2013. Mitch Hurwitz‘s comedy has been off the air since 2006 but Netflix will release either 13 of 14 brand-new episodes simultaneously this May. If that revival is successful, the plan is to possibly follow it up with a movie. And in a new interview with USA Today, Hurwitz explains exactly how that film would tie into the new episodes.
He also discusses some of the difficulties of shooting these new episodes with their now super-famous cast, how these episodes will feel different from the original three seasons that aired on Fox from 2003-2006, and their overall story. Read his quotes and a ton of new information about Arrested Development after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
A little over a year ago, Netflix made TV lovers’ dreams come true with the announcement that they’d be reviving Arrested Development for a ten-episode season. The word came as even the most diehard fans had lost all hope of ever seeing the Bluths again, no matter how optimistically creator Mitch Hurwitz talked up the movie sequel. Today’s news can’t quite top that initial announcement, but it’s pretty sweet nonetheless.
The streaming service has agreed to bump up the original order by two to five more episodes, bringing the Season 4 total up to 12 or 15. Production is currently paused while Hurwitz adjusts for the expanded season, which is still on track to debut this spring. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
Probably the biggest news in today’s TV Bits has to do with Mitch Hurwitz‘s comments on the upcoming season of Arrested Development, but we’ve also got stuff in here for FX subscribers, Heisenberg addicts, and J.J. Abrams lovers. After the jump:
- Watch the pilot episode of NBC’s dystopian sci-fi series Revolution
- Showrunner Vince Gilligan talks about that Breaking Bad finale
- Related: the Internet guesses how that giant pile of money is worth
- FX announces premiere dates for The League and It’s Always Sunny
- The American Horror Story: Asylum cast convenes for a new poster
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