Whether you loved or hated it, Arrested Development‘s fourth season was a departure for the show, telling its story out of sequence as each episode focused on a single character’s perspective. Sometimes it worked (i.e., Maeby’s episode) and sometimes it didn’t (some of George Sr. or Lindsay’s episodes), but it appears fans will now have a chance to watch the show in a brand-new way.
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After creating some of TV’s most memorable supporting characters (including Arrested Development‘s double-trouble twins George and Oscar Bluth), 70-year-old Jeffrey Tambor digs his heels (literally) into the role of his career: a transgender head of household who transitions from Mort to Maura on Amazon’s groundbreaking, critically lauded series Transparent. Tambor chatted with EW about the makings of “Moppa.”
EW: Congrats on the show. I burned through it in a single afternoon.
Jeffrey Tambor: You’re all done? Wow. Someone tweeted that they were on their second time around. When I was a kid, we got up, we walked a number of paces to a television, turned it on, and changed channels. So this is a brave new world. There was one television in the living room, and we all sat around on Sundays and watched Ed Sullivan. READ FULL STORY
He blew up the world and now apparently it’s time to rebuild it: IFC has picked up a six-episode third season of David Cross’ The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, EW has learned exclusively. READ FULL STORY
The Bluths just can’t do anything themselves, can they?
Arrested Development is calling on fans to design the DVD cover for season four, which doesn’t have a release date yet. In a note that appears on the show’s fan-art website, showrunner Mitch Hurwitz writes that his original plan was to just steal fan art for the cover, but 20th Century Fox didn’t approve. “They have come around to my second suggestion, ‘Let’s have a contest for best fan art! And then steal it!'” READ FULL STORY
There may not be any new Arrested Development news to report right now, but its creator has decided to stay put at Netflix. The streaming service confirmed Tuesday that Mitchell Hurwitz has signed a multi-year deal to create, develop, and produce original series. READ FULL STORY
You may do a quick chicken dance: A father and son from Arrested Development will be reunited onscreen.
Jeffrey Tambor has signed on to guest-star on Will Arnett’s sitcom The Millers, CBS announced today. Tambor will play the owner of the TV station where Nathan (Arnett) and Ray (J.B. Smoove) work, and the pair try to sell him on a Saturday morning kids program that comes from the imagination of Tom (Beau Bridges). READ FULL STORY
There’s going to be an interesting Development on Sean Saves the World: Portia de Rossi has signed on to guest-star in three episodes of Sean Hayes’ NBC comedy, EW has learned. The Arrested Development star will play Sean’s smart, high-powered ex-wife who re-enters his life.
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What’s the latest on the Arrested Development front? Is the movie finally happening? What about more episodes on Netflix? WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? WE NEED TO KNOW! Well, we asked the show’s humble narrator/producer/actor Ron Howard when he stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studios today for the latest update, and there is both good news and bad news. READ FULL STORY
The Arrested Development cast is about to get locked up with Warden Stefan Gentles: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and creator Mitch Hurwitz will sit down with James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, premiering Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
The Actors Studio host memorably appeared on the show as Warden Gentles, and Hurwitz reveals in the episode that he always had him in mind. “As I was in the pilot phase, I was already thinking about interesting casting, and it was Liza Minnelli and you,” he said to Lipton, also referencing Minnelli’s role as Lucille 2.
Lipton, for his part, is getting ready for the big premiere with his very own AD-worthy chicken dance:
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Netflix has plans to bring more of the Bluth clan to your computer screens, according to Reuters.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said there’s “no question” that Arrested Development would return. At a conference held by The Wrap, Sarandos said “It is just a matter of when and what form it takes.” We could potentially see more AD in the form of new episodes or a film.
But since scheduling is still an issue with the cast, “It’s still speculative,” Sarandos said. READ FULL STORY
'Arrested Development,' 'Elementary,' 'Da Vinci's Demons,' and more: The making of this year's Emmy-nominated music
The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys celebrated behind-the-scenes artists on Sunday — including composers recognized for their work on shows like Elementary, House of Cards, and The Borgias. The characters in the series they work on play more than a small role in shaping the shows’ sounds, as EW learned in talking to the nominees in the music score categories on the carpet ahead of the ceremony, which will air on FXX this Saturday.
Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons won the award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, while Downton Abbey won for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, and ReelzChannel’s World Without End snagged the award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special.
Read on to learn more about the making of the music for five shows.
Will Veep stand for victory on Emmy night? Not only are Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky and the HBO political comedy itself up for trophies, Arrested Development veteran Tony Hale is an Supporting Actor nominee for his scene-stealing role as Gary, adoring personal aide to the Vice President (Louis-Dreyfus). Although the ceremony doesn’t take place until Sept. 22, Hale shares the 10 ways that he has already started prepping for the Emmys. READ FULL STORY
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