Monday, November 14, 2005

"Arrested" Arrested?

I should know better than to become attached to low-rated shows, but I still can't shake my funk over the news that Fox's Arrested Development, the funniest comedy currently on TV (that includes you, my newly beloved My Name Is Earl) may have been cancelled.

Whether or not it's gone for good is still a mystery, as explained by the San Francisco Chronicle's Tim Goodman. What's for sure is that Fox has cut back this season's order of episodes to 13 (instead of the usual 22) and it won't be on at all this November, during "sweeps" (and isn't that an outdated concept, what with year-round show starts?).

Please, people, when it comes back on December 5, give it a look. It's the funniest show on TV (not counting the Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Scott McLellan's daily press briefings). Maybe it can be saved. Maybe Showtime will pick it up. (As Goodman mentions, it would go well with that network's Weeds.) But at least take a look before it becomes a memory available only on DVD.


Blogger Rebecca said...

Actually, I believe this show was cancelled once before -- with another network before Fox picked it up. For some reason, not everyone gets the quirky humor? It needs to be on HBO, like Curb Your Enthusiasm!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

Unfortunately, according to the Goodman article, HBO says it won't take any other network's "sloppy seconds." Hey, HBO--there's nothing sloppy about Arrested!

4:24 PM  

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