14 November 2005

An early death for 'Arrested Development' ?

So, it seems that Fox has pulled Arrested Development in favour of the craptacular Prison Break to pump up its ratings for the November sweeps. Yeah, whatever, Fox. Not feeling the love.

National Save Arrested Development Day is set for this Wednesday, and op-eds are overflowing with praise for the show and theories of why it has been abandoned (in a marketing sense), why it has failed to gain a larger viewership, and what will happen next: will it finish its run? go straight to DVD? or be picked up by another network?

In the end, I think Tim Goodman summed it up best, though, in his piece for SFGate.com:

"Give me 13 episodes of 'Arrested Development' over five years of soul-sucking lameness like 'According to Jim' any day."

Ain't that the truth!!

1 comment:

the sightspeed guy said...

I totally agree. This is the only show I've ever been obsessed with. Check out my bit to save the Bluths here: http://sightspeed.blogspot.com/2005/11/save-arrested-development.html and of course, the grandaddy website, http://www.myspace.com/arresteddevelopment.