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Arrested Development is back but shouldn't we just let cancelled shows die?

14 October 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

What's behind the clamour for more Veronica Mars and Entourage? Could it be their newly unemployed makers suddenly having time to tweet?

Soon after Arrested Development went off the air in 2006, the show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, announced tentative plans to make a movie following the exploits of the Bluth family. Over the next five years, Hurwitz would remain optimistic about the progress of the feature but reticent too. Many believed it would never happen, but then earlier this month Hurwitz made public his intentions not only to release the film in 2013 but to produce a new miniseries which would lead up to it. Now that it looms on the horizon, though, the question has to be asked: do we really need an Arrested Development movie?

Don't get me wrong: the sheer tonnage of gags, its rich seam of characterisation, and ability to flip from the absurd and profane to the »

- Jonathan Bernstein

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Arrested Development is back but shouldn't we just let cancelled shows die?

14 October 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

What's behind the clamour for more Veronica Mars and Entourage? Could it be their newly unemployed makers suddenly having time to tweet?

Soon after Arrested Development went off the air in 2006, the show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, announced tentative plans to make a movie following the exploits of the Bluth family. Over the next five years, Hurwitz would remain optimistic about the progress of the feature but reticent too. Many believed it would never happen, but then earlier this month Hurwitz made public his intentions not only to release the film in 2013 but to produce a new miniseries which would lead up to it. Now that it looms on the horizon, though, the question has to be asked: do we really need an Arrested Development movie?

Don't get me wrong: the sheer tonnage of gags, its rich seam of characterisation, and ability to flip from the absurd and profane to the »

- Jonathan Bernstein

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'SNL' Alum Will Forte Books TV, Film Gigs

14 March 2011 6:22 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Will Forte has booked his first full-time TV gig since leaving Saturday Night Live last summer, joining Fox's upcoming animated series Allen Gregory as a regular voice cast member. On the show, about an accomplished 7-year-old boy embarking on elementary school, Forte will voice characters alongside co-creator/executive producer Jonah Hill and French Stewart. Forte has had a frequent presence on Fox's animated comedy block. He has voiced recurring characters on American Dad! and The Cleveland Show and was a regular on Sit Down Shut Up. On the feature side, Forte has signed on to star in Run and Jump. The indie, from Samson Films (Once), was written by Ailbhe Keogan and Steph Green, with Green directing. It was developed by the Irish Film Board and the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, with Tamara Anghie producing. Maxine Peake, Brian F. O'Byrne and Sharon Horgan have also been cast in the movie, which »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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'Arrested Development' Creator Mitchell Hurwitz To Remake Lars Von Trier's 'The Boss Of It All'

23 February 2011 6:31 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Playlist Favorite Emma Forrest Will Pen Script Mitch Hurwitz hasn't been able to catch a break in the last few years. The creator of the much-missed sitcom classic "Arrested Development" has had a string of pilots that never made it past the pilot stage (including Us-set remakes of "The Thick Of It" and "Absolutely Fabulous"), while his two shows that did make it to air, the animation "Sit Down Shut Up" and the Will Arnett vehicle "Running Wilde," were swiftly cancelled (principally, it should be said, because neither was much good). Meanwhile, the rumor mill on a potential "Arrested Development"… »

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