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This Is My Last Headline as Splitsider's Associate Editor and It's Too Long

Starting soon after the posting of this post, I will be departing as your Associate Editor, my dear Splitsider reader. It has been a pure joy to be the vessel from which you got your Arrested Development news.  Thank you for being nice and indulging my 50%+ pretentious musings, ham/hamm puns, and general silliness. (Also thanks for indulging my use of the word "silly.") I leave you in the very able hands of Adam and Bradford Evans, who you might know from all over this site. I'll be popping my head in every once and a while, so calm down people who've already started rioting [...]

Chelsea Peretti Officially Leaving 'Parks & Recreation'

Also in today's Parks & Recreation walkthrough, Michael Schur was asked about Parks writer Chelsea Peretti: "Chelsea’s leaving our show, sadly. She wants to focus on her stand-up career, and ideally, I think, develop a show for herself." Chelsea had alluded to her leaving during some podcast appearances but now it's official. I guess the question is: Does Joe Mande + Megan Amram = Chelsea Peretti?

'30 Rock' and 'Parenthood' Officially Renewed, 'Office' Regulars Returning – Woo and Hoo

It has been speculated for a week or so but it still feels nice to get an official word. As we reported, 30 Rock will be given an abbreviated final season. It's sad news for a show arguably still at the height of its powers but it’s a hell of a lot better than it just getting taken off without a finale. In a time rife with cancellation speculation (band name?), it’s nice for a show like 30 Rock to be able to write itself a proper ending; it's what Tina Fey always wanted. No word on Community and Parks & Recreation but things still look solid, [...]

This is the Last '7 Minutes in Heaven' Ever!!! :(!!!

NOOOOOO!!! The New Yorker was on the "set" for this and captured Mike O'Brien frenzied as he shot what he said would be the last episode of one of the Internet's absolute funniest web series. The piece also runs through just how many bits get cut out of each shooting, which means the series is just begging for a DVD packed with bonus footage. If this actually is the end of 7 Minutes in Heaven, you know what's left, Mike. (Everyone, kiss your monitor.)

Many Ricky Gervais Projects Are Ending So He Can Focus on 'Derek'

Ricky Gervais took to the Huffington Post to do a FAQ of sorts. Apparently, the most frequent of his frequently asked questions is "Ricky, what's happening with your TV projects?" Here are his answers one show at a time:

The Ricky Gervais Show: Done for good. Probably.

An Idiot Abroad: They're filming two specials and then it's done.

Life Too Short: Finale special is written and will film after Christmas. Afterward, it's done.

Derek: Shooting another six episodes this fall because he's "never been so in love with a project or character."

Other: He is filming audiobooks, which I guess makes them videobooks (which I guess makes them [...]

Matt Groening Ending 'Life in Hell' After 32 Years

So, apparently Groening is able to end very long running things he's involved with – who knew? The 1669th and last Life in Hell ran last Friday, June 15th and for the next four weeks, editors will run strips from the archives, but then on July 13. it's done. Groening commented, "I’ve had great fun, in a Sisyphean kind of way, but the time has come to let Binky and Sheba and Bongo and Akbar and Jeff take some time off.” Other than being at one time an incredibly popular comic strip, peaking at a 379-paper syndication, it is also directly responsible for The Simpsons. James L. Brooks [...]

'Weeds' Is Officially Entering Its Last Season

The upcoming eighth season of Weeds will be the show's last. Weeds really pioneered Showtime's definitive brand of protagonist driven pseudo-comedies. There had been some speculation of it ending previously but the move seemed especially likely when Justin Kirk signed on to star in the much sillier NBC sitcom Animal Hospital. Though, an animal hospital would be a perfect front for a weed dealer. Watch out for that that – old habits die hard.