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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.

"It is incredibly inspiring to get to produce for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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:

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 [...]

11 Shows That Went Head-to-Head With 'SNL' and Lost

Saturday Night Live is an institution that has been considered overrated and underrated since its debut in 1975, always provoking debate, always somewhere on the minds of everyone in the comedy world, and subsequently and most importantly of all, always watched and analyzed every single week. And it seems that from the very beginning, everybody that wasn't NBC knew that they were screwed, and have continually opted to not counter with their own original programming. Fox seems to be the one network that refuses to admit defeat, throwing up their own comedy shows on Saturday nights since 1989, and returning to the weekend late night original programming game with [...]

'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, [...]

Mitch Hurwitz, Tim & Eric to Guest Star on 'Community'

The upcoming season of Community is already set to have plenty of cast changes, and now the show has announced even more big name stars will be seen in the fifth season. Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz, as well as Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, will guest star on the new season, which debuts in January. According to The Wrap, Hurwitz's character, Preston Koogler, is "Greendale’s ultimate party animal. Women want him, and guys want to be him. But, woe to the administrator who tries to stand between Koogler and good times." Hurwitz's casting by returning show runner Dan Harmon is particularly appropriate, as Harmon had a small cameo [...]

'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 [...]

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 [...]