Tuesday, March 28, 2006

R.I.P. A.D.

Well it's official: Mitch Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development will not be involved as a showrunner with any efforts to bring the show back for a fourth season ; and, since Showtime's offer was contingent on Hurwitz being showrunner (and since most of the other people working on the show seem to feel the same way), Arrested Development is as good as dead in the water. Which is kind of sad, but as so many people have pointed out (including our own Zinger Stoneheart), the show was able to tie up pretty much all of its loose ends in the Fox finale, so there's not the frustration of unreseolved cliff hangers like on so many other causalties (John Doe, Now and Again, Threshold, Firefly). Here's hoping that all of the cast and crew will be able to find another series that's as consistently smart, funny, and edgy as A.D.; and here's hoping that, when they do, it runs a long long time.