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Creator Teases About Arnett's 'Arrested Development' Movie Role

March 30th, 2009 8:43am EDT
Arrested Development
Days after Will Arnett publicly begged his Arrested Development writer/director Mitch Hurwitz for mercy, we got Hurwitz to respond exclusively. It looks like Arnett can expect things to get worse for Gob in the "Arrested Development" movie.

"We're probably going to find new and exotic ways of humiliating Will Arnett, and coincidentally Gob, but mostly Will Arnett," Hurwitz said at the premiere of his new show, "Sit Down, Shut Up." "Maybe we'll paint him blue for a change. I don't know, we'll pick him up somewhere. We'll pick him up in some horribly sad state and then go through a journ...
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Will Arnett Begs For Arrested Development Relief

March 27th, 2009 9:55am EDT
Will Arnett
Fans of Arrested Development can rejoice that the long-rumored movie is actually going to happen. The actors from the show can rejoice too, though they don't know what's in store yet. Will Arnett, who played the family's aspiring magician Gob, almost dreads finding out where Gob will be years later.

"Boy, who knows?" Arnett speculated. "I'm going to have to beg Mitch [Hurwitz] for mercy on that one. I'm sure he'll have me in some kind of compromising position, but I'm not entirely sure. I don't know if Mitch is really sure yet either but it'll be really fun to get back into that world....
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'Arrested Development' Cast: Where Are They Now?

March 7th, 2009 11:35am EST
Arrested Development
The family that chicken dances together, stays together. With the February 24 announcement that Michael Cera - the lone holdout - had finally signed on for the long-rumored Arrested Development movie, message boards went bonkers for Bluth bananas.

Cera is easily the most successful and visible post-Bluth. With SuperBad, Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Sundance darling Paper Heart, this kid has perfected the tentatively awkward comedic timing that made you root for the love story of George Michael and his cousin Maeby.

Where have the Bluths been since we last laughed a...
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Spotlight On Comedic Couples

November 10th, 2008 11:32am EST
Amy Poehler & Will Arnett
Who digs funny couples? Not the awkward, laughing-at-you kind that might be clueless or socially weird but the legitimately engaging, entertaining and hilarious ying and yang of Mr. & Mrs. Whomever. Rarely will the life of the party date the other life of the party - at times there's not enough attention to go around. But sometimes it happens, and if we're lucky they'll go into showbiz.

Take a look at some memorable comedic couples and the neat little niches they have filled:

The Animated Couple

Marge & Homer "The Simpsons"

There was a time when identification of a "Simpso...
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'30 Rock' Returns Tonight, Catch Up Here!

October 30th, 2008 9:30am EDT
30 Rock
It's been quite a year for Tina Fey. First, she revived a sinking Saturday Night Live. Then she completed the second season of 30 Rock in the face of the fallout that many scripted shows were unable to overcome. She not only overcame but thrived, showing NBC and the world that in the face of waning writing and the incestuous reality TV genre, a well-written show would garner viewers. If only Arrested Development had survived.

Next she starred in Baby Mama, which renewed Hollywood's hopes in a tandem of comediennes being able to carry a box office weekend. It seemed Tina Fey could do n...
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Must See (Or At Least Must TiVo) New Comedies This Fall Season

August 25th, 2008 9:01am EDT
Kath & Kim
With the new fall season just around the corner (where did the summer go?), there are a slew of new comedies on the horizon that network marketing execs want you to believe are the most revolutionary things since the invention of color television.

Due to the recent writers' strike, a good chunk of these programs got pushed through to series without networks even seeing a pilot episode. So how can viewers weed through them to find the deep belly laughs amid piles of mere canned chuckles? That's where we come in. Here we break it down night by night and highlight what is worth a try ...
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Unimaginable Strength, Unbelievable Speed & Uncomfortable Spandex

July 1st, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Superhero Movie
Stripping the spandex trade down to its skivvies, Superhero Movie exposes the hilarity of the comic book genre when an Extended Version of the film arrives on DVD on July 8th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

Following the uproarious misadventures of a high school student after he's been bitten by a mutated dragonfly, Superhero Movie spoofs, satirizes and skewers the conventions of fanboy cinema, taking time along the way to poke fun at some of the juggernauts of the genre - from the X-Men and Batman to Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four.

Masters of comedy Craig M...
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Supporting Superhero: A Look At The Stand-Out Film Roles Of Jason Bateman

July 1st, 2008 10:11am EDT
Jason Bateman
In the early part of his career, Jason Bateman was known as the cute sandy haired boy from the wholesome TV family. Beginning with Little House on the Prairie and taking it through "Silver Spoons" (where as the best friend he became part of the extended family) and "Valerie," he wore that role like it was his own skin. Only as he aged (like with 2001's "Some Of My Best Friends" and later with the critically acclaimed "Arrested Development") did he start to include sarcasm into his portrayals, opening up a world of possibilities for him to steal scenes in a number of feature films.

In ...
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Famous June Brides: Happily Ever After?

June 3rd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Historically, some married in the month of June to honor Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Others did it to time conception so births wouldn't interfere with harvest work. Brides in the 15th century chose to marry in June because it coincided with their "annual bath" - you read right - thus ensuring a relatively sweet-smelling honeymoon.

Centuries later, June has remained the most popular month to wed. In MGM's 1954 Academy Award-winning musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the song "June Bride" trills: "Oh, they say when you marry in June, you're a bride all your life."

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Most Underrated & Overrated HBO Shows

May 23rd, 2008 10:17am EDT
Big Love
For the last two decades, HBO has been considered the gold standard for television quality. The network routinely receives more Emmy nominations than any of its competitors, despite fielding a drastically smaller roster of programming.

HBO practically reinvented what could be done on the small screen. Each episode now had the same production values as a feature film, and the way the pay network could deal with risqué content led to a wide array of groundbreaking programming.

A quick glance at the roster of original shows produced by HBO over its first 25 years is almost like look...
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Check Out CW's '90210' Promo

May 19th, 2008 2:29pm EDT
90210
A fresh interpretation of the iconic 1990's drama "Beverly Hills, 90210," the spin-off, "90210," features a dynamic cast of up-and-coming stars, familiar faces such as Lori Loughlin ("Summerland") and Jessica Walter ("Arrested Development"), and guest star Jennie Garth, who will reprise her role from the original series.

"90210" promises to deliver all the drama and excitement of the original series. Are you excited about it? Do you think it will be as good as the original? Make a comment!
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Fox 2008-09 Schedule Is Solid, Surprisingly Straightforward

May 16th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Eliza Dushku stars in Dollhouse
Usually this is the time of year when people are left scratching their heads, futilely trying to comprehend the four or five schedules that Fox has just unveiled for the upcoming season. This year, however, the folks at Fox have left the confusion of a year-round schedule to NBC, instead choosing to go with a much more conventional (and less headache inducing) Fall/Spring plan.

Fox has been doing fairly well recently, and it is safe to say that "American Idol" is no longer the only show keeping the network afloat (although it doesn't hurt, declining ratings and all). Therefore, it is...
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CW Announces Schedule For 2008-09 Season

May 14th, 2008 8:42am EDT
Smallville
The CW Network announced a fall launch date of September 1 and unveiled the schedule for its 2008-2009 season at a presentation and party for advertisers, affiliates and national media in the Tent at Lincoln Center.

On Monday, the network will continue the successful combination of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill. "Gossip Girl" was the most buzz-worthy show of last season and had the highest concentration of female teens of any series on broadcast television. "Gossip Girl" will return to its 8:00-9:00 p.m. slot, followed by "One Tree Hill" from 9:00-10:00 p.m. "One Tree Hill's" loyal fa...
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2008 Tribeca Film Fest Week One: Five Films to Watch

April 28th, 2008 4:01pm EDT
Tribeca
As the first week of the Tribeca Film Festival draws to a close, I must say that I feel like I've been treated to the Four Seasons of movie-going. Every film I have screened has been at the very least good, but most have fallen on the side of the fence that is exceptional.

For those of you who have been journeying the various corners of the lower-East side looking to rush one of the many gems this year's festival has to offer, and even for those of you who are not in New York but would like a short list of goodies to add to your Netflix or Blockbuster queues, here is a quick rundown of f...
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What's The Best Show On TV Right Now? Starpulse Writers Weigh In

April 21st, 2008 8:33am EDT
Best TV Show?
What makes a TV show great? Is it the number of viewers or awards it has received? Not necessarily. In its last season, less than 3 million people tuned in to an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but it is unarguably one of the best sci-fi/fantasy shows of all time. In seven seasons, the show won just one Emmy - in 1998 for outstanding makeup. Guess what other fan favorite won just one Emmy (also for outstanding makeup)? Gilmore Girls.

Despite both series' original and witty screenwriting, they never received the props they deserved. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lauren Graham bo...
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'Bubble' TV Shows That Should Be Saved (& Safe Shows That Should Be Killed)

April 9th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
With the distant memory that was the writers' strike slowly fading from the minds of TV viewers, everyone is preparing for the return of their favorite shows. Well, you better take the time to enjoy them because they might not all be coming back in the fall.

Although television will see more returning favorites than usual come September, there are a few shows in jeopardy. Following are the top five shows with uncertain futures and the already safe shows they should replace:

Save Jericho (CBS)

With a fanbase that literally sent peanuts to save this show, CBS gave it a second cha...
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Despite Good Actors, 'Miss Guided' Is Ultimately Misguided

April 9th, 2008 12:32pm EDT
Miss Guided
If you can't beat 'em, just rip 'em off. "Miss Guided," ABC's new sitcom about a high school guidance counselor, takes elements from several successful sitcoms currently on the air and attempts to string them all together with incredibly uneven results.

The series' premise holds great potential: a formerly geeky student, Becky Freeley (Judy Greer) returns to her alma mater as a guidance counselor with newly great looks and confidence. Upon her return, she is subjected to the politics of high school faculty, which are not much different from those of students.

Episodes find Freele...
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Where Are They Now: The Cast Of 'Family Ties'

April 8th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Family Ties
Family Ties, a wildly popular 80's show about an Ohio family, originally premiered on NBC Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. in 1982. Steve and Elyse Keaton (Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter-Birney) were products of the 60's love and peace hippie movement. They were smart and professional; Elyse was an architect and Steve was in public television. Their politics were liberal.

Oddly enough, their offspring included the ultra-conservative Alex (Michael J. Fox), who was into all things Wall Street and Republican, and Mallory (Justine Bateman), who was an airhead into designer jeans and boys who were ...
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A Very Special Rose Ceremony: 5 Undesirable TV Bachelors

March 26th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Entourage crew
There is something just giggle worthy about kicking contestants off a reality show by denying them a rose, the very object that our society has deemed a symbol of love. Ultimately it makes them feel unworthy, regardless of how undesirable the man on the other end of the stem may actually turn out to be. So in honor of the newest season of The Bachelor, which debuted on ABC last week, it seems only fitting that we should hold a very special rose ceremony of our own.

Ross Gellar

The first rose must go to one-half of pop culture's so-called perfect couple (but clearly not everyone agre...
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What Killed 'Jezebel James': The Timeslot, Laughtrack & Parker Posey

March 26th, 2008 9:24am EDT
Jezebel James
I suppose Jezebel James only wanted to stay for a short return. After a mere three episodes, and ratings that made "Arrested Development" look like "American Idol," FOX dropped the ax on what was once its hotly-anticipated sitcom "Jezebel James."

At the network up fronts back in May 2007, "James" was highly lauded and seen by FOX as a potential tent-pole sitcom around which an entire evening of programming could be built. It seemed like a surefire hit when the series received a full 13-episode order right off the bat and was slated to debut in the coveted timeslot following "American ...
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'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium,' Where Toys Come To Life, On DVD Today

March 4th, 2008 1:25pm EST
Mr. Magorium
Enter a world of enchantment when Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium opens its doors on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) March 4, 2008 from Fox Home Entertainment. Written and directed by Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction), the fantastical tale features an all-star cast including Academy Award®-winner Dustin Hoffman (Meet The Fockers) and Golden Globe®-winners Natalie Portman (Closer) and Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development") in an engaging and unusual story about the strangest, yet most wonderful toy store.

For centuries the eccentric 243-year-old Edward Magorium (Hoffman) has owned and opera...
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2007 TV Year In Review: The Worst

December 29th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Cavemen
Compounded by the writers strike, TV suffered this year. Shows that should have been pulled weren't, and not one new series became a breakout hit.

The Worst:

"Sportscenter" - What was once one of the funniest and hippest half-hours on television has now become the most exhausting hour (and sometimes 90-minutes) you'll spend in front of the tube. Somewhere along the line, somebody at ESPN got the idea that viewers cared more about watching the anchors and analysts than they did about seeing highlights and scores.

This has led to the self-aggrandizing spectacle currently be...
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2007 TV Year In Review: Top 5 Comedies

December 27th, 2007 12:00pm EST
How I Met Your Mother
Long gone are the days of NBC's "Must See TV," which consisted of classics such as The Cosby Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, and Friends. Although today's comedic offerings aren't as legendary as those in the past, there are still a few gems that shone slightly brighter in '07.

Top 5 Comedies:

5. "The Simpsons" - It's still one of the best shows on TV after all this time, and it managed to avoid the lull suffered by "South Park" following the release of its first film. This year Homer was allowed to be a bit smarter than in seasons past, and it returned to more of the satirical humor tha...
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Despite The Strike, TV's Mid-Season Offerings Are Promising

December 19th, 2007 10:13am EST
American Idol
With DVR "To Do" lists rapidly shrinking as most shows head into reruns and no new episodes in sight, it might seem like there's nothing to watch.

For the next couple of weeks that may be true, but the broadcast networks have rolled out new, strike-edited winter schedules for our viewing pleasure. A multitude of reality shows provide cheap and easy ways to fill in scheduling holes.

Before you groan or let hours of your life disappear while you watch "The Baby Borrowers," take a look at some of the new and returning scripted offerings coming to your television as early as January...
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Comedy Central's 'Daily Show' To Air Reports From Iraq By Its War Correspondent, Rob Riggle

August 17th, 2007 9:52pm EDT
The Daily Show
NEW YORK (AP) - ''The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,'' whose phony news coverage has long included phony ''remotes'' from war-torn Iraq, will be reporting from Iraq for real next week.

Giving its green screen a temporary rest, the Comedy Central series will air ''Operation Silent Thunder: 'The Daily Show' in Iraq,'' several onsite dispatches filed by Senior War Correspondent Rob Riggle.

Riggle will provide what the network calls ''in-depth coverage and insights from the front lines.'' Scheduled to be back in New York this weekend, he begins his reports as soon as Monday. (''The Dail...
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'Blades Of Glory' Kicks Some Ice With Free Skates And Flamboyant Costumes For Avatars On 'Second Life'

August 13th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Blades Of Glory
HOLLYWOOD—Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is giving visitors to the virtual world of Second Life a chance to go for the gold in celebration of the August 28 debut of the $100+ million smash hit comedy Blades Of Glory on DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD.

On August 24, PHE will kick off a week-long celebration with a DVD release party that will take place simultaneously in 12 skating rinks within Second Life. Visitors to the party will be able to don free virtual replicas of the outrageous costumes seen in the film, as well as ice skates that will allow avatars to perform signature Blades Of ...
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Movie Review: 'The Ex' Is A Flat, Desperate Comedy

May 10th, 2007 3:04pm EDT
The Ex
The Ex isn't so much a movie with a plot as it is a filmed series of situations in which Zach Braff a) injures himself, b) humiliates himself, or c) both.

Borrowing early and often from Meet the Parents and You, Me & Dupree, this desperate comedy finds Braff starring as bumbling straight man Tom (sorta like his role on Scrubs), who always manages to say and do the most painfully awkward things around his wacky in-laws and co-workers, people with whom he's never in sync.

Most of these moments involve Chip (Jason Bateman), the chipper high school boyfriend of his wife, Sofia (Amand...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 18

April 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Maria Bello
Happy Birthday To "Arrested Development" actress Alia Shawkat (1989), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (1976), "A History of Violence" actress Maria Bello (1967), late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien (1963), "Will & Grace" actor Eric McCormack (1963), "Frasier" actress Jane Leeves (1961), "Less Than Perfect" star Eric Roberts (1956), "Strange Brew" actor Rick Moranis (1956), prolific actor James Woods (1947), bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and "Fantasia" conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882; d. 1977).
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TV Land Awards to Salute Lucille Ball, 'The Brady Bunch,' 'Taxi' & More

April 5th, 2007 1:48pm EDT
Kelly Ripa
TV Land announced today that it will salute Lucille Ball, Roots, The Brady Bunch, Taxi and Hee Haw among others at the Fifth Annual TV Land Awards hosted by Kelly Ripa on Saturday, April 14. The gala premieres on TV Land on Sunday, April 22nd at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will be rebroadcast on TV Land's sister network, Nick at Nite that same night beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

All of this year's honorees are pop culture icons representing a cross-section of classic television that Boomers continue to love. Legendary comedienne Carol Burnett will bestow the Legacy of Laughter Award on Lucie Arnaz...
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Stuffmagazine.com's 'Songs That Remind Us of Movies'

February 16th, 2007 12:31pm EST
Pulp Fiction
For us, certain songs will always be linked to the movies in which they appeared. In some cases that's a good thing - you will never be able to hear Misirlou by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones without thinking of Pulp Fiction again, will you? In others, the memory isn't so good: I Say a Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick was featured in My Best Friend's Wedding. Unfortunately it was sung by the cast. Here are Stuffmagazine.com's songs that will always be connected to a film, for better or worse:

Song: (I've Had) The Time of My Life, by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Movie: Dirty Dancing

Pa...
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