I missed seeing the last episode of Arrested Development that aired – the one in which the Bluth’s fire the lawyer formerly known as Fonzie and replace him with the one and only Scott Baio. Since then, AD’s time slot has been filled by some piece of crap family sitcom. The rumours are now rampant that the show is being cancelled after the network pulled it from the line-up. Somebody’s got a petition going and another group is running a Save Our Bluths campaign. The show’s official website promises the show will return December 5.
I am not filled with confidence that American TV executives will stand behind a show that attracts a small but dedicated audience with its abstract humour and Happy Days in-jokes. Perhaps it will pull a Buffy?