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March 28, 2006

Arrested Development gets its death sentence

Filed under: TV — Tom @ 10:06 am

Show creator Mitch Hurwitz has officiall announced that he’s done with Arrested Development. I think it’s sad that he’s giving up this easily when he’s probably got the best opportunity to take the show to new heights with Showtime, but I can’t be too surprised – when the only news for two months is that Showtime wants the show badly and Hurwitz is mulling over the deal, it can’t be good.

They went out nearly on top, however, as the final four episodes were the best of the stunted third season. It’s unfortunate that this season worked out the way it did – had they known that they’d only have 13 episodes to work with, they might not have worried about trying to desperately appeal to a wider audience that wouldn’t have them. As it is, season 3 was rough – a frantic, jumbled mess of storylines that struggled to weave themselves together as quickly as possible for some kind of neat ending. As it is, the final five episodes, all written after Fox truncated the season, were back to the quality we fans had come to expect, and the two-hour, four-episode finale was a very satisifying send off.

I just wish it didn’t have to be over. Taste the sad. Can you taste it? I can.


1 Comment »

  1. *cries*

    Comment by Bekah — March 30, 2006 @ 10:01 am | Reply

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