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Letterman Asks Tony Hale for an 'Arrested Development' Movie Update

On Friday, David Letterman tried to fish for an update from Veep's Tony Hale about whether or not an Arrested Development movie is happening in the most straight-talk way possible: "I'm tired of hearing about what a genius Mitch Hurwitz is. I'm just tired of it." Apparently Hale knows as much as the rest of the internet does, which is to say he has no idea but seems more than game to be part of it.

'30 Rock' and 'Arrested Development' Are Among This Year's SAG Nominees

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced this morning, and aside from the predictable love for Veep, The Big Bang Theory, and Modern Family, the actors on both 30 Rock's farewell season and Arrested Development's experimental Netflix run got recognized for their work in 2013. Winners will be announced at the live awards show on January 18th at 8:00PM on TNT and TBS; see below for the complete list of comedy-related nominees.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Jason Bateman, Arrested Development Ty Burrell, Modern Family Don Cheadle, House of Lies Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

A Look at The Cast of 'Arrested Development' On 'Inside the Actors Studio'

Tonight on Bravo, the case of Arrested Development will sit down with one of their own when they join James Lipton aka Warden Gentles on his long-running Inside the Actors Studio. Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and creator Mitch Hurwitz sat down to talk about the series, and in particular, its distinctive repetition of names. Below, a story about the show's sneaky casting techniques, its bare bones production, and a visit from GOB. 

The 'Arrested Development' Cast Is Doing 'Inside the Actor's Studio'

The Bravo network announced today that creator Mitch Hurwitz and the Arrested Development cast are doing an upcoming episode of Inside the Actor's Studio. Set to air November 7th at 8pm, the episode will feature Hurwitz and cast members Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, as guests Jessica Walter. Michael Cera and David Cross are the only actors sitting the interview out. Host James Lipton had a memorable recurring role on Arrested Development, appearing in five episodes as Warden Stefan Gentles.

Check out an Instagram video of James Lipton doing the Arrested Development chicken dance below:

The 'Arrested Development' Soundtrack Will Include Franklin

Arrested Development composer David Schwartz tweeted this picture recently, proving once and for all that the long-awaited Arrested Development soundtrack is in the works, and that it will include the dulcet tones of Franklin Delano Bluth alongside his best buddy G.O.B. A few months ago, Schwartz confirmed that the soundtrack would include the full version of season four's smash hit "Getaway," as well as original songs from the Fantastic Four musical.

Dan Harmon and Mitch Hurwitz Are Working on a Mysterious Project Together

Community creator Dan Harmon did an interview with Rolling Stone out today, and in it, he mentioned that he and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz are working on a mysterious new project together.

Here's what Harmon said, although he deliberately didn't give a lot of details:

I've begged him to come to the writers' room on Community, but he has wisely declined. I don't think he'd be able to stand being on someone else's thing. He and I have talked about doing a project together, so that every time I see him, I'm like, "We weren't just drunk, we're really gonna do that?" And he's like, "Yeah." … I don't [...]

'Arrested Development' Creator Mitch Hurwitz to Direct His First Movie, 'Guinea Pigging'

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is preparing to direct his first movie. He's attached to direct a comedy called Guinea Pigging that The State/Reno 911! duo Tom Lennon and Ben Garant are going to script, THR reports. The film is based on a 2008 New Yorker article by Carl Elliott about the community of people who work as medical test subjects, and the film, described as "a sophisticated comedy," will follow a guy who starts guinea pigging for a drug company and experiences strange side effects. This is the first movie project for Mitch Hurwitz, as well as the first movie he's directing. He started directing TV recently, [...]

This Week in Comedy: Three Rejected Sitcoms and a 'Parks and Rec' Hiatus

-Sarah Silverman released Susan 313, the pilot she made for NBC in 2012 that they didn't pick up.

-We looked at two more rejected pilots, the American version of The IT Crowd and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz's lost family sitcom.

-In more Arrested Development news, Mitch Hurwitz talked about alternate casting and future plansthe cast will be doing Inside the Actor's Studio, and the soundtrack is coming out next month.

-Parks and Rec won't return until November 14th and 21st, when it will air in back-to-back new episodes both nights before going on a second mini-hiatus and returning to its regular schedule January [...]

'Happiness Isn't Everything': Mitch Hurwitz's Lost Post-'Arrested Development' Family Sitcom

"The Script Pile" is a new biweekly column on Splitsider that examines the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

Since Arrested Development was canceled by Fox in 2006, Mitch Hurwitz has created four other shows: the short-lived Fox duo Sit Down Shut Up and Running Wilde, an American adaptation of the UK sitcom The Thick of It for ABC (which never made it to air), and the least-talked-about of the four, a rejected CBS pilot called Happiness Isn't Everything.

Considering Hurwitz is best known for creating Arrested Development, the last thing you'd ever expect him to get involved with is a mainstream [...]

Funny or Die Takes You Inside Tony Hale's Acting Process

Here's a new Funny or Die video in which Arrested Development's Tony Hale takes you deep inside his acting process — which requires more blow darts than you would expect.

How 'Family Guy' Gets the Comedic Cutaway So Wrong

By now, the cutaway has become a television comedy staple, allowing programs to reveal information, flashback, build on a joke, or direct-address the camera among other options. The cutaway, an abrupt break in continuity editing, (which as mentioned previously here is editing that allows multiple shots to appear as if they are happening continuously on the same spatial and temporal plane) is useful and oft-used in the visual comedy toolkit because it can suddenly subvert the pacing of a scene or add information for a joke or punchline without losing dramatic focus. Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy has positioned itself as the immediate point of reference when discussing the [...]

Looking Back at the 'John Larroquette Show'

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

A note: The original version of this article inaccurately and unintentionally inflated Mitch Hurwtiz's role in the creation The John Larroquette Show. Hurwitz took over [...]

The 'Arrested Development' Soundtrack Will Be Out on November 19

Finally, finally, finally. The Arrested Development soundtrack, appropriately entitled At Long Last…Music and Songs From Arrested Development, will be released on November 19. The 42 track album will include tracks from all four years of AD's run, including "Temocil" from the The Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution, GOB and Franklin's "It Ain't Easy Being White" and a full version of season 4 pop hit "Getaway" by Mark Cherry. Below, check out the track listing for the album, conveniently labeled with the episode in which each song appeared.

Mitch Hurwitz Talked Alternate Casting and 'Arrested Development' Plans

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz was the keynote speaker at the New York Television Festival last night, and as he tends to do, he dropped some tantalizing hints and secrets about the past and future of the show. As he's mentioned before, the tentative plan is to next make an Arrested Development movie with the entire cast together, probably for Netflix, and then move on to making the show's fifth season.

"I love the idea of doing let’s-call-it-a-movie on Netflix that leads into another season on Netflix," Hurwitz told The Wrap after the panel. "I would love the creative challenge of it and I love that it could be a good [...]