- 15 April 2003
This show is brilliant. It's the best American comedy since Seinfeld and on par with Curb Your Enthusiasm. Really good, absurd, embarassing fun. I highly reccomend you buy the Season 1 DVD (or torrent it, whatever).
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4431576.stmFox TV drops Development sitcom
Cult comedy Arrested Development has been pulled from the schedules of US TV network Fox after low ratings.
The show, which airs in the UK on BBC Two, won an Emmy for best comedy last summer, but has struggled for viewers.
Fox's move takes place during the "sweeps", when networks go all out to boost ratings to determine how much they can sell advertising time for.
The show's third series has been cut from 22 to 13 episodes. A Fox spokesman said its future had not been decided.
He added the show would return in December. It has been replaced by repeats of popular drama Prison Break.
The series, made by 20th Century Fox, stars Jason Batemen as a widower struggling to deal with his dysfunctional family after his father, played by Jeffrey Tabor, is sent to prison.
But despite its critical success, its US ratings have averaged only 4.2 million viewers this series.
A 20th Century Fox spokesman said: "There was a very loyal and passionate audience that unfortunately never did grow."
Damn Straight, tis sad to see this go, no doubt they need space for some american version of X Factor or other dubious hideous complete and utter tripe. I bet if they characters had been little animated yellow people (that is not a jibe at the Simpsons, rather a jibe at the yankee audience)Amercian's would of loved this show. Tis such a shameMart said:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4431576.stm
Some people don't deserve good comedy.
Showtime are being touted. It would be a great coup for any. Fuck it, I just hope it's picked. Shit like this is always happening to great shows. Titus and Freaks & Geeks to name two. Entourage has been keeping me busy lately, however, and thankfully it's praised by critics AND (I assume) is doing well.EatonTJ said:Really hope some other network picks this up, good rumors so far, but nothing concrete.
STR said:Showtime are being touted. It would be a great coup for any. Fuck it, I just hope it's picked. Shit like this is always happening to great shows. Titus and Freaks & Geeks to name two. Entourage has been keeping me busy lately, however, and thankfully it's praised by critics AND (I assume) is doing well.
Off-topic, but does anyone else find Zack Braff chronically unfunny? Garden State was good and Scrubs has been excellent and he plays his character rather well, but in person he seems about as funny as Robin Williams.