Misery loves famous company: Marc Maron has recruited a slew of funny folks to appear in the second season of his IFC comedy series, Maron, which has been given a debut date of May 8 at 10 p.m. READ FULL STORY
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”Arrested Development is another in a long line of shows that came before it that were slightly ahead of their time. Maybe six, seven years from now, it will get its second coming.” –David Cross to EW in November 2005
Crosstradamus proved to be pretty darned prophetic. That ambitious, weird little family comedy may have been too whipsmart for its own good in the mid-aughts, but more people discovered it in its afterlife, and on May 26 (3 a.m. ET/midnight PT), Netflix will officially raise the show from the dead by releasing 15 new episodes. “I’m not a spiritual or religious person, but it is a blessing. It is a rare opportunity we’ve been given,” says current-day Cross, who is reprising his role as misguided thespian-in-training Dr. Tobias Fünke, “husband” of the self-serving socialite Lindsay Bluth Fünke (Portia de Rossi). Echoes de Rossi: “To take all that time off and to go back to something that was really special and unique to begin with, and for it still to be special and unique now is incredibly cool…. I just never thought I would get to hang with those people again and to say those amazing, funny lines again.” After reading our story about the show’s much-anticipated return here, check out these bonus quotes from Cross and de Rossi to avoid numbness of the extremities, short-term memory loss, decreased libido and/or complete shutdown of the pituitary gland. READ FULL STORY
Bringing back a show from the dead is no easy task. Especially when that show is Arrested Development. The highly revered cult comedy returns with 15 new episodes that will be released simultaneously on May 26 on Netflix, and it’s fair to say that a lot of care and thought (and more thought) went into them. Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz and his writers did not structure the episodes like typical Arrested installments: In telling the tale of what has happened to the splintered family over the last seven years, each episode will focus on one of the nine main characters, with a few other Bluths making an appearance. The episodes are crafted to work as a whole — the first act of a larger saga that is designed to play out on the big-screen — and certain jokes and stories that are planted in one show bloom in another. “There’s never been a half-hour comedy with the level of complexity here,” says Troy Miller, who directed the episodes with Hurwitz. “The idea of how characters interrelate and the episodic arcs in A, B, C, D, and E story lines — it’s this crazy wormhole he’s created.” Several people in the Arrested family colorfully described their first visit to the writers’ room, but our favorite may come courtesy of David Cross. READ FULL STORY
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