I'm not willing to call it its "final" season just yet...maybe I am being overly optomistic, but it hasn't been officially cancelled yet... and COULD get picked up by someone else...

Rain at November 14, 2005 12:25 PM

HBO HBO HBO HBO HBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chuck at November 14, 2005 12:58 PM

(sung to the tune of "Attica")?

GeekBoy at November 14, 2005 01:16 PM

I heard some rumblings about the possibility of Showtime picking it up:

"Q: What are the chances someone else will pick up the series and save it?

A: Not good. "Arrested Development" would be a lovely addition to HBO, but the pay cable channel has said it will take no one's "sloppy seconds." Given the poor ratings and expensive per-episode price tag, no network or basic cable channel is likely to make a play for it. However, there is an intriguing rumor of a suitor: Showtime.

This idea actually makes sense. Showtime has been making great strides in its programming department, but the audience is still lacking. A name series that might prompt die-hard fans (are there any other kind left for "AD"?) to subscribe would be an enticing option. The idea is that "AD" might pair well with "Weeds." And no matter how you get it -- by developing it yourself or snatching it fully built off the discard pile -- a great series is a great series, period."

Full article.

Just when I was considering dumping the Showtime bundle on my cable system.

gina at November 14, 2005 04:55 PM

Oops, my html skills are not what I think they are. Here's the URL for the article:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/14/DDG4NFMUAI1.DTL

gina at November 14, 2005 04:56 PM

I think the HTML gets stripped out - you didn't do anything wrong.

I don't want to have to order Showtime. But I will. Hoping someone else picks it up instead. What about Comedy Central? Although they're not really known for their big budgets, huh.

freakgirl at November 14, 2005 04:58 PM

And after all that, freakgirl, I just realized that you referenced the very same article in your post. All I can say is, it's Monday.

I think Comedy Central would be a great fit, and they were willing to shell out $50 million to Dave Chapelle (is that his name - I always confuse him with that "La Chappelle" guy) so...

gina at November 14, 2005 05:09 PM

Nooooooooooooo! This is one of my favorite shows. Why are people at Fox so stupid? Then again, maybe if it is cancelled, it will go the way that Family Guy did, and come back thanks to HUGE DVD sales. Hmmm...

Tobie at November 16, 2005 01:49 PM

Okay. Two cool things as of Dec 8:

"Mallory" is going to guest star with Brother Jason! Or whatever her real name is.

And "Brian Grazer told CNN last week that he is working feverishly to move the sitcom to another home.

"I think we'll get picked up by some other network, possibly," he said. "You never know.

"I can't tell you anything other than I'm hoping it works out in the way that we want it to. But I'm optimistic."

He's "Optimistic". Yay!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/eo/20051208/en_tv_eo/17931

luscious loulou at December 9, 2005 03:30 PM
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