Three times the Arrested Development

By Colin Mahan

Jul 26, 2006

The Bluth family will return.

In a first-of-its-kind deal, Fox has licensed all 53 episodes of its much-loved comedy Arrested Development to MSN, HD Net, and G4. This is the first time a Web portal has grabbed rights to a recent show, and the first time a show will run simultaneously on the Web and cable.

MSN and HDNet will begin airing the show in September, and each has a three-year rights window. MSN will offer the show free to its subscribers and plans on creating a community-driven Web space around the show. HDNet will air the series in high definition.

G4 will begin running Arrested in October, also with a three-year window.

Arrested Development told the tale of the highly dysfunctional Bluth family, headed by prison-bound George (Jeffrey Tambor) and held together by long-suffering Michael (Jason Bateman). The series ran on Fox for three seasons and always attained critical acclaim, winning the Emmy for best comedy in 2004. It never received high ratings, though, and Fox pulled the plug this year.

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  • sylviabona Oct 16, 2006

    I love this show. In desperate need of new episodes.

  • TheCornBoiler Sep 27, 2006

    Here, here, every little bit helps!

  • Apollo5000 Aug 27, 2006

    They should jst make new episodes already, Why this show was cancelled with the fanbase i've witnessed is beyond me...

  • Unimaginative12 Jul 27, 2006

    Yahoo!

  • Darth-Revan45 Jul 27, 2006

    The big yellow joint is back!

  • saig0n Jul 27, 2006

    this calls for an AD marathon celebration :)

    time for a stew on!

  • bigQ Jul 27, 2006

    The Cornballler is back! But, i want new episodes...

  • Polyhymnia Jul 27, 2006

    There's always money in the bananna stand.

  • bigred741 Jul 27, 2006

    Rock on.

  • jumpy06 Jul 27, 2006

    Iam so so so so so so so happy about this

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