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Mitch Hurwitz to Develop a New Series for Netflix Under Multi-Year Deal

According to Deadline, Netflix has found a way to keep Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz around by signing him under a rare multi-year deal to create and produce series for the streaming network. The deal would involve Hurwitz as both a creator of new series as well as a developer for other creators' projects "as a non-writing executive producer," acting as Netflix's consulting creative for their upcoming comedies. While no firm updates on Arrested Development have been made yet, Hurwitz and Netflix have reportedly been in talks to produce another season or original movie in the near future.

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Amazon Orders a Dramedy Series by Whit Stillman Starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny

Amazon announced in a press release today that they've greenlit two new series, including a dramatic comedy written, directed, and produced by Whit Stillman. Titled The Cosmopolitans, the series follows "a group of young American expatriates in Paris searching for love and friendship in a foreign city." The pilot stars Adam Brody, Chloë Sevigny, Carrie MacLemore, Dree Hemingway, Freddy Åsblom, Shaun Evans, and Adriano Giannini and begins production in Paris this week. For more on Stillman's work, check out our complete primer here.

'High Maintenance,' 'Getting Doug with High,' and More to Air on Pluto.tv's Channel 420 This Sunday

Pluto.tv, a new and free online television platform, is celebrating 4/20 by airing 24 hours filled with a bunch of stoner-friendly comedy and other entertaining eye candy on their Channel 420. The daylong block of programming starts right at midnight on 4/20 and includes episodes of High Maintenance, Getting Doug with High, and more. Click through for the full lineup per Pluto.tv's press release:

Amazon Studios Orders 'Mozart in the Jungle' and 'Transparent' to Series

Last month, Amazon Studios added 10 new pilots to its original slate including three comedies, and Variety reports that two have officially been picked up to series following a test round with online views and feedback. Both Mozart in the Jungle (co-created by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Alex Timbers) and Transparent (written and directed by Jill Soloway) will join two drama pilots (Bosch, The After) as the online studio's newest greenlit projects. For a closer look at Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent, check out our pilot reviews from February.

Yahoo in Talks to Add New Comedy '34 and Pregnant' from 'Girls' Writer Lesley Arfin

Yahoo hasn't had a comedy hit since Erica Oyama's Burning Love, but they're currently working on an original programming push that potentially includes a new series from Lesley Arfin called 34 and Pregnant, Variety reports. Arfin — whose writing credits include Girls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine — initially developed the show for HBO's digital-only venue HBO Go. No more details on the show have been released yet, but it's part of Yahoo's search both for YouTube stars and "female-friendly comedies" to add to their developing lineup.

'Tiny Apartment' to Shoot a Normal-Sized Pilot for Comedy Central

Comedy Central has ordered a pilot for Tiny Apartment, the web series this very site called the best of 2011. (The series was also featured in a "This Week in Web Videos" column.) The show, like the web series, will be executive produced, written, and starring Jessie Cantrell, Mike O’Gorman and Pat Driscoll. One can assume the series will also feature an undersized or "tiny" apartment and the shenanigans that happen therein.