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'Arrested Development' Rewatch Season 3 finale - 'Development Arrested'
Welcome to "Arrested Development" Rewatch. Leading up to the release of Season 4, Zap2it will be taking a look back at the 53 episodes that made "Ad" one of our most beloved TV comedies. Watch the first three seasons of "Arrested Development" on Netflix. Today we're covering the thirteenth episode of Season 3, "Development," which premiered Feb. 10, 2006.
The final episode of "Arrested Development," "Development Arrested," is a clear throwback to the show's pilot. From the "Mount Up Pard'ners" banner to the company party being held on a ship to George Michael confusing whether "family" or "breakfast" are the "most important" thing, this then-series finale was an unapologetic celebration of everything we love about "Arrested Development."
Plot: Michael tries to keep the family from selling their Bluth family shares once he finds out that the charges against George Sr. have been dropped. They hold a party to celebrate, but there it's revealed that Annyong has sold out Lucille, »
'Fresh Prince' reunion: Will Smith does theme song rap with Alfonso Ribeiro and DJ Jazzy Jeff
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Will Smith, promoting his new movie "After Earth" with son Jaden Smith, surprised fans with a "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reunion this week while on "The Graham Norton" show. While the father-son duo originally denied working on music together, it was clear they'd rehearsed when Jaden busted a rhyme to a beat set by his dad.
But the real treat came when Smith introduced DJ Jazzy Jeff, his old friend from his "Fresh Prince" days. The audience was psyched to hear the opening beats of the all-too familiar theme song, which Smith happily dueted on with Jaden.
And then it got better. Alfonso Ribiero popped in to do the infamous Carlton dance.
'Real Housewives of New York': LuAnn de Lesseps may not return due to salary conflict
19 hours ago
Production on Season 6 of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York" is underway, but LuAnn de Lesseps may not be involved. According to a report from THR, de Lesseps is the lone holdout from the cast in ongoing salary negotiations.
Word is that de Lesseps originally rejected Bravo's first offer, and now that production has already begun, the deal on the table is for a smaller role in the season than was originally offered to her. Cast member Aviva Drescher also held out for more money toward the end of salary negotiations, but she ultimately came to a deal with Bravo and has joined the cast.
NBC schedules Oklahoma Tornado benefit concert; 'Cult' returns to CW schedule
20 hours ago
NBC has announced an air date for the relief benefit concert for victims of the Oklahoma tornado on which they've partnered with Blake Shelton.
"Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert," to be headlined by Shelton, will air live on NBC at 9 p.m. Et on May 29, the network announced Friday (May 24). Shelton will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill, though additional musical guests will be announced at a later date. The concert, raising funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund, will also air on Style, G4, Bravo, E! and Cmt on either a live or delayed basis.
More TV news and notes:
- The CW hopes you'll rejoin "Cult" when it returns to the air June 28, with the six remaining unaired episodes set to run in two-hour blocks from 8-10 p.m. on three Fridays. Actually, considering that it was »
Reality TV pioneer Mike Darnell leaves Fox: 'It has truly been an amazing ride'
21 hours ago
In one month, Fox is losing their reality TV trailblazer. President of Alternative Programming Mike Darnell, who has been with the company for 18 years overseeing such series as "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," is packing his bags. Fox made the announcement on Friday afternoon, joking that Darnell was "voting himself out" of the network.
Darnell released the following statement: "I'm extremely grateful that Fox has offered me a new long term contract (and anyone who knows me won't believe I'm saying this), but I've decided it's time for a change," said Darnell. "With my current deal ending in June, and having been here for 18 years (kind of a record in Hollywood), I had to make a decision: either stay (and basically admit to myself I was going to retire at Fox...not a terrible choice) or leave and try something new. I've been in 'Reality' since »
'The Originals' new premiere episode: What's coming for 'The Vampire Diaries' spinoff?
21 hours ago
"The Originals," a spinoff of The CW's hit series, "The Vampire Diaries," technically premiered with a backdoor pilot episode during the past "Tvd" season. But the show is now getting an independent premiere of its own -- a new episode will be shot during the summer.
What will fans see in this new premiere?
Chronologically, the new "Originals" premiere will follow the backdoor pilot. That episode -- and everything that happened in it -- will still exist in the show's universe. The purpose of the new premiere is instead to move the story forward and to introduce the characters and concepts to new viewers who may not have watched "The Vampire Diaries" in the past.
There will also be a new character, Davina. Played by Danielle Campbell, this character is a witch in New Orleans who gets tied up in Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) return to town. Davina was originally supposed »
Fall TV 2013: Where did all the gays go?
22 hours ago
The 2012-13 TV season was a banner year in terms of visibility for the gay and lesbian community on network television. Six new shows premiered with gay characters front and center, Adam Pally's Max was doing his thing on "Happy Endings" and "Smash" still existed -- and then it all went away.
As networks began preparing for the 2013-14 season, and with the network model of television itself in danger, the Big Five (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, and the CW) began canceling shows that weren't working. Among those given the ax? Eleven shows with gay characters. Eleven.
"The New Normal" wasn't normal enough (Or funny enough, depending on who you ask.), "Go On" moved on, "Happy Endings" got its own unhappy ending and "Partners" didn't click on CBS. It was a rainbow bloodbath. (Also axed? "Don't Trust the B----," "Malibu Country," "90210," "Emily Owens, M.D.," "The Office," "Smash" and "Southland" over on TNT. »
'Arrested Development' Rewatch: Season 3, episode 12 - 'Exit Strategy'
23 hours ago
Welcome to the "Arrested Development" Rewatch. Leading up to the release of Season 4, Zap2it will be taking a look back at the 53 episodes that made the show one of our most beloved TV comedies. We continue with episode 12 of Season 3, "Exit Strategy," which first aired Feb. 10, 2006. Watch the first three seasons of "Arrested Development" on Netflix.
Most of the Bluth family is trying to avoid testifying in George Sr.'s SEC trial -- Buster is faking a coma, Lucille and Lindsay fake checking in to rehab -- but when Gob is arrested during a magic show in Iraq, Buster and Michael set out to extract him (which turns out to be a lot easier than Michael expects). Meanwhile, George Michael arranges a surprise 16th birthday party for Maeby.
Bluth Company status: Dicey due to George Sr.'s troubles.
Notable guest stars: John Michael Higgins makes his final »
'Arrested Development' is a good 'Game of Thrones' replacement this weekend
23 hours ago
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but fans of "Game of Thrones" have to wait until June 2 for a new episode of the HBO fantasy series to air. Before you start lamenting the fact that "The Rains of Castamere" is still nine days away, we have a handy replacement ready to occupy your Sunday night: "Arrested Development."
Sure, "Arrested Development" is a comedy and "Game of Thrones" is a drama, but they have more in common than one might think. Netflix has resurrected the fan-favorite series and is premiering its 15-episode fourth season on May 26 starting at 12:01 a.m. Pt. Watching new "Arrested Development" will be just like watching "Game of Thrones" -- well, sort of. Here's why:
Both include complicated family politics
The Bluths have a complicated family history. So to do the Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens, Baratheons, Greyjoys ... well, you get the idea. Keeping track of »
Jennifer Hudson will judge 'American Idol' in Season 13: Other alums expected
24 May 2013 11:28 AM, PDT
Jennifer Hudson has reportedly signed on to be a judge on "American Idol" Season 13. The "Idol" alum will reported be joined by at least two other former cast members. Could Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken or Adam Lambert be joining her?
This "Idol" judging news was first reported by E!Online. According to that article, sources close to the Fox show have confirmed that Hudson has signed a deal to be one of three alumni judges on the upcoming "American Idol" season. While no other future judges have committed yet, the same sources indicate that Clarkson is close to a deal and that the third seat will go to either Lambert or Aiken.
Why bring back the alums to "Idol"? A committed attempt to save and rebuild ratings on this once top-rated show lies at the heart of everything. Since big names like Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj only brought a »
'Arrested Development' Season 4 clips include an ostrich, bees and more Bluth insanity
24 May 2013 11:24 AM, PDT
"Arrested Development's" Season 4 premiere is right around the corner, and in anticipation of the final countdown to its debut, Netflix has rolled out five clips from the upcoming 15 episodes. Hidden in a new interactive poster, the scenes offer up spoiler-free looks at the Bluth family's latest (mis)adventures.
Though we won't reveal where the new scenes are hidden in the poster, we have saved you the trouble of having to find them. Check out the sneak peeks at Season 4 below, and tune in to Zap2it's "Arrested Development" Rewatch to get caught up on the series by May 26.
Lucille needs her own house arrest security cameras:
Buster helps Lucille with her smoking problem:
Maeby couldn't even own a cat as a child:
Gob has apparently become a "gentleman honey farmer":
Lindsay considers photographs of her daughter to be "material things":
"Arrested Development" Season 4 premieres on Netflix on May 26 at 12:01 a. »
TV ratings: 'Rookie Blue' premiere solid; 'Save Me' not so much
24 May 2013 9:53 AM, PDT
Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 23, 2013
Summer programming has begun, which means ratings are a little quieter than normal. "Rookie Blue" premiered for its fourth season on ABC to the best ratings it has seen since its Season 3 premiere. Its lead-in, "Motive," premiered in its regular timeslot with a loss of about a million viewers from its preview episode on Monday. The "Save Me" premiere on NBC earned a modest 3 million viewers.
CBS' reruns won the night with 6.6 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households. ABC was next at 5.3 million, 3.5/6, followed by Fox at 4.3 million, 2.6/4, NBC at 2.6 million, 1.8/3 and the CW at 799,000 and 0.6/1.
The 18-49 demo went to Fox's reality shows, however, with a 1.7, followed by CBS at 1.4, ABC at 1.2, NBC at 0.8 and the CW at 0.2.
Thursday hour by hour:
CBS: "Big Bang Theory" rerun (8.8 million viewers, 5.6/10 households)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (7.6 million, 4.9/8)
Fox: "Hell's Kitchen" (5.5 million, »
'Arrested Development': Jason Bateman says Season 4 is about rehabilitating the Bluths
24 May 2013 8:45 AM, PDT
Michael Bluth is at the center of "Arrested Development," and so too is the man who plays him, Jason Bateman. That much at least won't be changing when the fan-favorite comedy returns on May 26 with its fourth season.
"[Michael] is still the moral center, but the curve has dropped quite a bit," Bateman confirms to Zap2it in a recent interview. "They -- the rest of his family -- are in even deeper dire straits, but he is still slightly elevated from them in his despair. But he's pretty banged up and he's trying to get it back together and get them propped up a little bit too."
He elaborates, "There's nothing really funny about a family that's all okay, so these episodes are a process to kind of rehabilitate and carry on and tell the rest of the story."
Seven years have passed since development on the show was once »
2013 Memorial Day marathons: 'Arrested Development,' 'Veronica Mars' and more
24 May 2013 7:00 AM, PDT
If you don't have travel plans for Memorial Day weekend, get cozy on the couch (and set your DVR) because there are plenty of fun marathons happening.
Need to catch up on Season 1 of "Longmire" before the Season 2 premiere Monday, May 27? Want to re-live "Veronica Mars" Season 1? How about watching the entire series of "Arrested Development" (and reading our re-watch posts) before the new season is out on Netflix?
Here is all your Memorial Day weekend programming, all times Eastern.
Friday, May 24
A&E: "Storage Wars" marathon, 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day
Animal: "Finding Bigfoot" marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., "Invasion" premiere and new episode, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Chiller: "The Twilight Zone" marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Discovery: "Sons of Guns" marathon, »
'The Simpsons' come to Florida: Universal Studios is building Springfield
23 May 2013 10:53 PM, PDT
Universal Studios has announced that it will recreate the "Simpsons" hometown of Springfield in its Orlando theme park. And everything from Krusty burgers to Duff beer will be available to fans of the long-running animated series.
Finally confirming rumors that Universal was planning this project, the Studios announced on Thursday (May 23) that the area around the Simpsons ride in Orlando would be rebuilt to mimic the streets of Springfield. Landmarks of the real-life town will include Moe's Tavern, a Lard Lad donut shop and a Krusty Burger. As for attractions, Universal plans a new one with a Kang & Kodos theme.
Not announced yet but hopefully a part of the project are such places as the nuclear power plant, the Burns mansion and of course the Simpsons' own house.
Universal Orlando already has one dedicated theme area: the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Considering the popularity of "The Simpsons" over so many years, »
'American Idol' stabbing: Candice versus Kree leads to blood
23 May 2013 10:02 PM, PDT
"American Idol" finalists Candice Glover and Kree Harrison are both very nice girls. So it's odd that two "Idol" fans in York, Pennsylvania used the singers as a reason to get into a knife fight that left both arrested and injured with stab wounds.
The fight erupted when Karen Elaine Harrelson and Gregory L. Stambaugh were watching the "American Idol" Season 12 finale on Wednesday (May 15). A great deal of alcohol accompanied the argument which escalated until one of them went to the kitchen to get a knife, according to the York Dispatch.
That's when events get murky. Stambaugh says Harrelson got the knife and stabbed him first. Harrelson says Stambaugh got another knife and was the first to attack. Whatever the case, both held the weapon at some point and both ended up with multiple stab wounds.
Police arrested the pair and -- after treatment for non-life-threatening injuries -- charged »
'Rookie Blue' Season 4 premiere recap: 'Surprises,' indeed
23 May 2013 9:01 PM, PDT
The rookie cops of Division 15 may have more experience now, but they still can land in a heapin' helpin' of trouble.
Thursday's (May 23) Season 4 opener of ABC's "Rookie Blue," titled "Surprises," demonstrated that amply. For starters, there was the expected front-and-center story of Officers Andy McNally and Nick Collins (Missy Peregym, Peter Mooney).
Right off the bat, they were seen immersed six months later in the undercover operation they left everything and everyone behind for -- including their respective, fellow badge-wearing loves Sam Swarek and Gail Peck (Ben Bass, Charlotte Sullivan) -- at the end of Season 3.
That case would be closed in the first hour of Season 4, but not before a new bond between Andy and Nick made itself known ("It hasn't all been bad," he said as their job was winding down, met by her warm smile). And not before each of them took some blows, quite literally. »
'Showville' premiere: Blaine is the stool capital of the world
23 May 2013 8:00 PM, PDT
AMC debuted a new reality show Thursday (May 23) called "Showville." The theme song should tell you all you need to know:
"All across America there's people who should be famous. And now they're gonna get that chance to show us, entertain us. Each week a new town we go to, a dentist, farmer, could be you."
Alec and Lisette are performance coaches who travel to small towns and find people to perform in a talent show, after being given coaching from the said performance coaches. The acts they find are ... creative, certainly.
The first episode took us to Holland, Mich. and it made us think of "America's Got Talent" meets "Waiting for Guffman." There's a man named Doug who sings about the "mime in [his] head" and married couple Randy and Darlene -- Randy works in pest control -- who play the Irish pennywhistles.
You can't make this stuff up, folks. »
'Save Me' series premiere: Never has a title been more accurate
23 May 2013 7:13 PM, PDT
There's an inherent risk in naming your show something that critics and viewers can turn into a joke, but Anne Heche's new NBC comedy went ahead and did it anyway. Several times throughout the premiere of "Save Me" on Thursday (May 23), I found myself muttering the title -- something I'd imagine Heche did more than once while filming.
There's such a weird tonal dissonance during the series' first episode, which sees Heche's Beth spared from choking to death and resolving to change her drunken, messy ways. Shortly after, she begins to hear God speak to her, though the audience never does, which allows for the show to avoid having to clarify whether Beth is insane, suffering a brain injury, or truly a prophet. It's worth noting that "God" only speaks to Beth twice in the premiere; once to tell her that her daughter is fooling around with a boy, »
CBS releases full trailer videos for 'The Crazy Ones,' 'Mom' and more fall shows
23 May 2013 6:17 PM, PDT
CBS has finally released full trailers for most of the network's new fall shows. While previously released videos relied heavily on cast interviews and making-of footage, these new trailers show only footage. These were, in fact, the videos shown to advertisers and reporters during the CBS upfront presentations.
First up, we have the comedies.
It may be the presence of Kelly Clarkson that inspires it, but everyone sings. Like everyone. Yay!
There is much more of Martindale and Bridges in this version. This is a good move on CBS' part. A less-good move would be the ever-prevalent laugh track. It's hardly necessary. Then there's the best move -- Arnett and Martindale reenacting "Dirty Dancing."
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