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Arrested Development was a pretty strong series right from the start, but when it started throwing in strange guest stars like Carl Weathers, the show began to morph into something really special. We saw the show's versatility in how it could take Hollywood Squares-level celebrities, and still play off a vague sense of familiarity but with enough room to be strange and satirical. Some series make that one aspect the entire basis for the comedy, but it's just one of many tricks in the show's bag (I'm sorry, "illusions" in the show's bag). Thankfully, Carl Weathers and his financial wisdom will be returning for the show's upcoming fourth season. "All the old friends are back. Carl Weathers is back," David Cross told Vulture last night. The old friends returning for the fourth season also include Judy Greer, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio, Mae Whitman, Jeff Garlin, and Liza Minnelli. There's »
- Matt Goldberg
It’s finally happening!
The wait has been long, and it has been hard, but now the ball is officially, 100% rolling on our return to the Bluth family in Arrested Development.
We thought we were getting a movie (viewers of the original three seasons will of course know why), and then creator Mitch Hurwitz did us one better, and announced that we’d be getting an entirely new fourth season, which would lead into the long-awaited movie.
And now production on the new season has begun, and the first photos from the set have started to emerge, giving us a look at Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, a sheet-covered never-nude David Cross, and what looks to be a cameo from the guys from Comedy Central’s Workaholics.
- Kenji Lloyd
Friends of the actor who played Steve Holt in Arrested Development have launched an online campaign calling for him to appear in the miniseries and film. Justin Grant Wade played Gob Bluth's illegitimate son on the show, but has apparently not been invited back for the upcoming Arrested Development reunion. Two of Wade's friends have now started a 'Save Steve Holt' website in hopes of convincing Arrested Development bosses to revive the character. Wade filmed a video appeal for the 'Save Steve Holt' website to personally encourage support for the online campaign. "With the help of my friends and the support of people like you, I would love to reprise my role on the much-beloved show," Wade told Arrested Development. (more) »
- By Justin Harp
It’s the tale of two Fox television shows that never quite cut it on the major network, with “Terra Nova” barely squeaking out one season, but the cult-adored “Arrested Development” making it to three (with a film project and new series in the pipeline).
First, “Terra Nova” may not have that extra lifeline that fans were hoping for, as it looks like Netflix is going to pass on bringing the prehistoric family drama to its subscription-based services. Netflix started thinking about adding the series to its repertoire of upcoming scripted shows, but perhaps a storied production that included a $10 million-$20 million budget on its twice-delayed two-hour premiere, got the service, which is still reeling from some poor business decisions last year, to rethink the proposition.
- Benjamin Wright
"Arrested Development" will be making its return. Whether the relatively minor character Steve Holt will also return is still up in the air. But the famously outspoken and passionate fans of the series are trying to ensure that the the illegitimate son of George Oscar Bluth Jr. and student-body president is brought back into the fold for the revival. Also read: "Arrested Development" Will Return to Series TV, Mitch Hurwitz Says According to the couch-potato activists of the Save Steve Holt movement, actor Justin Grant Wade -- who played Holt in 10 »
- Tim Kenneally
Arrested Development's Steve Holt character may be a moronic jock, but he's a fan-fave moronic jock and the viewers want him back. Fans obsessing about the highly anticipated return of Arrested Development next year have launched an online campaign lobbying for the return of one of the legendary series' most memorable minor characters and the actor who plays him. Volt for Steve Holt indeed! More: Wow, It's Actually Happening! Arrested Development Reaches Deal to Produce New Episodes A website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and blog have so far been created for the cause by devotees upon learning that his real-life alter-ego, Justin Grant Wade, hasn't been asked back to the »
Specifically, the actor who played Steve Holt. Justin Grant Wade, the actor who played the fist-pumping jock and secret Bluth, has yet to be contacted by the show's producers about appearing in the upcoming Netflix episodes and big-screen adaptation. (Big-screen sequel? Big-screen continuation? Is there a proper term for such a thing?) So he and two of his friends have started the Save Steve Holt campaign, with the goal of using the show's rabid online fan base to guarantee him spot in the upcoming projects. How will fans help? By tweeting with the hashtag #savesteveholt, writing to entertainment sites, and also purchasing eighteen-dollar t-shirts. (Please do not purchase an eighteen-dollar t-shirt.) Now, I love Steve Holt, and Wade seems like a perfectly pleasant guy. And everyone's got to work their grind, I get that. But this all seems a bit... much. A bit hungry. A bit [...] »
Where do Arrested Development fans relocate their obsessions once the ever-rumored movie and a batch of new episodes are all but set in stone? Steve Holt! Yes, it turns out actor Justin Grant Wade, who since Arrested's premature demise has appeared on Greek and grown a beard, has yet to be contacted about the series' resurrection. So now there's the Save Steve Holt movement. Please, if you're about to burn $18 on a T-shirt for this cause, consider just rewatching some of the show and hanging tight. »
- Zach Dionne
Amid the insistent, if still slightly vague clamor surrounding the upcoming return of Arrested Development, you may have noticed the absence of one oft-repeated name—that of “Steve Holt,” the blissfully ignorant, illegitimate Bluth and living catchphrase. As it turns out, actor Justin Grant Wade hasn’t yet been asked to reprise his role as the well-meaning yet frustratingly dense jock, leading Wade and a group of friends to campaign for his return in much the same way that his character campaigned for school president: by repeating his name as often as possible across a variety of social media, beginning »
9 items from 2012
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