Mitch Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development, dropped in on Reddit yesterday to participate in an Ask Me Anything session. Unsurprisingly, that show — and its recently unleashed fourth season — was the primary topic of conversation, with Hurwitz shedding light on his favorite characters, his writing process, where the show goes from here, and the symbolic importance of the ostrich. We’ve sifted through the questions and comments to dig out Hurwitz’s most intriguing nuggets. … Read More
Still in the market for a borderline offensive Father’s Day card for good ol’ dad? We’ve got you covered. Last month, we insulted our lovely moms with a batch of Arrested Development Mother’s Day cards, and now it’s high Hallmark time to pay special tribute to the other person who brought us into this world. Click through to find cards for your father, the father of your children, your uncle-father, your pop-pop, or your Mrs. Featherbottom. (And if that last one actually applies to you, please elaborate in the comments.) … Read More
As I watched the new season of Arrested Development, I was immediately stricken by Terry Crews’ bizarre politician Herbert Love,… Read More
Paul F. Tompkins’s “Speakeasy” video series is quickly becoming one of the more enjoyable sources of in-depth interviews… Read More
There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, we’re compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, we’ve narrowed down an entire season of Arrested Development to just two high points, plus checked in on the SCDP(CGC?) crew. … Read More
One of the many aspects of Arrested Development that makes it so friendly to super-fandom is Mitch Hurwitz’s penchant for saturating the show with internal references, rewarding dedicated viewers with jokes so dense that multiple re-watches are almost a necessity. In anticipation of Season 4, unleashed upon the world just five days ago, NPR even compiled a… Read More
Derive utter pleasure (and giggles) from this collection of Arrested Development Season 4 GIFs. Geek out — and freak out — about some of movie history’s real-life character inspirations. Who wouldn’t want to see Jamie Lannister as a Miami Vice character? Illustrator Mike Wrobel makes all your unknown dreams come true… Read More
I was a bit late to the new season of Arrested Development — I spent Memorial Day on the beach rather than on my laptop watching Netflix — but it didn’t take long to hear people who did watch the new episodes complain about Portia de Rossi’s face. While it’s been seven years since the original run ended on Fox and everyone has gotten older, it’s de Rossi’s appearance that has sparked the most buzz online.
Here’s a quick round-up of the kind of talk Portia de Rossi has incited in the last few days: … Read More
Flavorwire is celebrating Memorial Day with The Year in TV, a series of features on the 2012-13 TV season, which ends this month.
Last summer, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told the assembled press at the Television Critics Association’s press tour that, in the coming season, they could expect a shift in the network’s approach to comedy programming — a move away from the likes of Community, Parks and Recreation, and The Office. “Those Thursday comedies, which the critics love, and we love,” Greenblatt carefully noted, “tend to be a bit more narrow than we’d ultimately like going forward… Those are great shows. But it’s a challenge in comedy to broaden… I hope these new shows we’ve got for the fall and the spring are also clever and also smart, but can also broaden the size of the audience.” Well, here we are a year later, and NBC renewed exactly two of their sitcoms for next season: Community and Parks and Rec. So much for broadening, eh? … Read More