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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.

Talking to Mitch Hurwitz About 'Arrested Development' and Why It's Okay If Comedy Is Confusing

It would be nearly impossible to overstate the influence of Arrested Development on today's TV comedy landscape. While the original three seasons of the Fox show inspired hundreds of imitators full of quick cuts and layered running jokes, the show's fourth season on Netflix completely altered the sitcom format by introducing a slow-building, novel-esque narrative arc culminating in a classic whodunit.

It's all down to the genius of the show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz. While in Montreal recently to collect his Just For Laughs Comedy Writer of the Year Award, he sat down with Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix for a conversation about AD, Running Wilde, and the [...]

The Upcoming 'Arrested Development' Soundtrack Will Include the Full Version of "Getaway" and More

There's plenty of music in the new season of Arrested Development, from "Getaway" to the score of Tobias's Fantastic Four musical. And soon you'll be able to listen to the full versions of those songs without any pesky hilarious dialogue playing over them, as there's an official Arrested Development soundtrack in the works by AD composer David Schwartz. It'll include both original songs as well as the score to the show, which seems like it'd be kind of weird to listen to on its own. But hey, I'm not here to judge.

Schwartz says a medley of songs from the Fantastic Four knockoff musical will likely be [...]

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 [...]

Mitch Hurwitz Says the 'Arrested Development' Movie Is Next, Then Another Season of the Show

Mitch Hurwitz has big plans for the future of Arrested Development. The creator of the beloved series tells Rolling Stone he wants to do a movie next and another season of the show after that. Here's a quote from Hurwitz:

I'm working on the movie right now. I can't get into much more detail because I don't want to scare anybody off. I don't want to be presumptuous about it. I don't own the property outright – it's a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie …

A TV season is a six-month commitment, but I think it would [...]

Talking to Henry Winkler About 'Childrens Hospital,' 'Arrested Development,' and 'Parks and Rec'

Living showbiz legend Henry Winkler finds himself in an enviable position in 2013: he's playing supporting roles in three critically-acclaimed TV comedies. Early this summer, Winkler returned as incompetent Bluth family attorney Barry Zuckerkorn for the Netflix revival of Arrested Development, and Childrens Hospital, Rob Corddry's bizarre, Emmy-winning Adult Swim comedy on which Winkler is a series regular, is back for a fifth season as of last week. On top of that, it was just announced that he'll be playing the father of Ben Schwartz's scene-stealing douchebag Jean-Ralphio on the upcoming season of NBC's Parks and Recreation.

I recently had the chance to chat with Winkler about moving [...]

Someone in Georgia Has an 'Arrested Development'-Inspired "Anustart" License Plate

It's been less than a month since Arrested Development's fourth season debuted on Netflix, but somebody already hopped on it and became the first known person to get a license plate inspired by the one on Tobias Fünke's car, "ANUSTART." Here's a photo of a Virginia license plate that reads "ANU STRT" (damn that 7-character limit). The car was spotted in Helen, Georgia, so keep an eye out for it if you happen to be one of our three readers who lives there.

Check out the full-size image below:

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.

Mitch Hurwitz Says Peter Serafinowicz and Franklin the Puppet Will Appear in Future 'Arrested Development'

During an appearance on The Empire Film Podcast today, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz talked a little about the future of the show. When discussing how he was originally going to include Peter Serafinowicz in the fourth season, but that he has future Arrested Development plans for the British actor. "I kind of have saved his part for the movie," explains Hurwitz. The AD mastermind and Will Arnett previously worked with Serafinowicz on their failed 2009 Fox show Running Wilde. "He's just so funny," Hurwitz adds. "We've got to make him a giant star where we are. His music videos are hilarious."

Hurwitz discussed another character who was [...]

Netflix in Talks to Pick Up Another Season of 'Arrested Development'

It looks like another Netflix season of Arrested Development may be in the future. Brian Grazer, Arrested Development producer and season 4 cameo-maker, revealed to Bloomberg Television in an interview yesterday that there have been talks with Netflix to make a fifth season. "We're in conversations with them to do another season," Grazer said. "They are interested in doing that. Mitch is ready to do it and so are the actors, so we're very excited about it.” News of Netflix officially being in talks for another season comes after the company's CEO Reed Hastings told CNBC in May that he was happy with the results of season 4 and [...]