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Link: “Arrested Development” Not Going Quietly

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Even in the best of times, “Arrested Development” is incredibly self-referential and metatextual (metatelevisual?), so no one who watches the show–and dammit, that really should be each and every one of you–should be surprised by the heights of self-parody the show’s reaching for in what are likely its last few episodes on FOX:

Michael Bluth, played by Jason Bateman, then announced: “If we want a chance of keeping this family going past the next few weeks, we’re going to have to pull out all the stops.” The episode — the ninth of the season — at various points pretended to be 3-D, trotted out celebrities including Andy Richter, Ben Stiller and Zach Braff, and turned into a pseudo-live broadcast.

The best news from the article: both Showtime and ABC are interested in continuing to document the lives of the Bluth family. Personally, I think NBC should pick it up and slap it on Thursday nights with “My Name Is Earl,” “The Office” and “Scrubs”–that would be the first truly “Must See TV” night of programming they’d have had in years.

Written by Allen

January 4th, 2006 at 1:42 pm

Posted in Pop Culture,TV

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