Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Arrested Developments

Well, there's good news and bad news in Bluthland.

First, the bad news:

By now, we all know that creator/exec producer/genius mastermind Mitch Hurwitz has called it quits, effectively doing what the FOX network could never do on its own - killing Arrested Development. As disappointed as I am, I have to respect Hurwitz' choice and just be thankful that he gave us 53 magical half-hours of television. And hey, at least now I don't have to shell out for that Showtime subscription!

More good news:

Tonight, everyone's favorite kissing cousins George Michael (no, not that one) and Maeby - Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat - both guest star on UPN's Veronica Mars! In a fun bit of Tommy Westphallian incest, you may recall that on one of Arrested Development's final episodes (the more incestuous than usual - thanks to the Bateman siblings - "Family Ties"), "George Michael asks Maeby if she wants to watch a DVD, but the name of the DVD is bleeped. Subtitles reveal that under the bleeping was a 'reference to off-network high school private eye drama censored by FOX.'" Ah, cross-network pollination. Is there anything more beautiful?

Finally, some good news/bad news:

Apparently, Tony Hale (Buster Bluth) appears in the new "movie" Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. While it's nice to see the brilliantly talented Hale getting work (besides those Citibank ads), I can't help but wonder what Hale's TV adopted-brother-in-law (and Larry the Cable Guy arch nemesis) David Cross thinks. Or what his Doppelgänger thinks. Hopefully this won't cause a rift in the highly functional Bluth family.

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