Let no one say Arrested Development doesn’t treat their rabid fans well. Or as it’s known in my family as AD (don’t call it that).
Co-creator and executive producer Mitch Hurwitz announced at the New Yorker Festival that the Arrested Development movie is in fact happening. And it’s not just back for the movie but back for 10 MORE EPISODES. HUGEBOLDCAPSOFEXCITEMENT.
Hearing the news and then seeing the tweet where Will Arnett and Jason Bateman both confirmed this fact, I giggled a little and then peed my pants some.
Before this joyous news, Arrested Development was a bittersweet disbelief I held in my heart. I’d have to content myself by frying up some cornballs and weeping in the shower whenever I’d think about the cancellation. Keeping Up with the Kardashians exists but Arrested Development doesn’t?
Yes, it was mind-boggling.
I would count on the random tastes of Arrested Development pairings elsewhere. The what would possibly be. The shows that tossed in self-referential tongue-in-cheeks AD references and/or connections. The short-lived FOX cartoon “Sit Down Shut Up” with Jason Bateman and Will Arnett; “Archer” where Jessica Walter/Lucille Bluth voices Malory Archer and is paired with JudyGreer/Kitty and Jeffrey Tambor, even David Cross in the most recent eps; Will Arnett & David Cross on FOX’s “Running Wilde”. Many new shows star our favorite cast, but none compare to AD.
Except “Archer”. I love that show mightily.
There were days when I’d pop in a DVD from Season Three, lamenting over the fact that it’s the last disc, of the last season. Now, I have hope. I can raise my fist like Scarlett O’Hara, while gripping the DVD jacket and think, There’s still more. By god, there will be more!
Like my ex-boyfriend I don’t want to be premature, but I feel I must take a moment to bask in this revelation. After all, this is what this blog post is for. To do our happy dance of joy, to maybe spit on FOX a little bit for canceling our beloved series and replacing it with Dancing with the Celebrities or Skating with the Stars or whatever show constituted a mindless waste of entertainment, and to commend Mitch Hurwitz and our AD cast for coming back to us.
I mean, if you think about it, it’s kind of astounding really. How often does a second chance like this happen? And I know it’s a TV show but it’s still pretty special. After six years, Arrested Development is back from the dead. I mean, HOLY SHIT.
To the cable, broadcast or pay-channel that snaps up AD, please note that I will give you props. Major props. I will become your faithful viewer and reward you with many bangers in the mouth.
Tell your friends. Get them hooked. And I hope that whenever the first episode airs, the ratings knock it out of the park.
And when the movie comes out, you can bet I’ll be there in my best SLUT tank top.
How about you?