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O.K., America, this is quite serious:
"Arrested Development" may have finally played its last get out of jail free card. Fox has cut back its episode order on one of TV's most critically praised shows to just 13 segs, down from 22. Skein, from 20th Century Fox TV and creator Mitch Hurwitz, has also been pulled from the schedule for the rest of the month, another sign that the network may have finally given up on trying to bring an audience to the show. [variety]
This implies that Fox tried to bring an audience to the show.

Really, they should just show the mole vs. jetpack clip over and over again until ratings improve. The funny thing is that the second season is ranked #24 on Amazon's DVD sales page [#]; so there must be some people interested in it.

At the very least, they should just finish making a full season and hope to make up the costs with third season DVD sales. It might be a brave new episodic comedy distribution model.


That is really disappointing. Frankly I thikn this season is even funnier than the first (and both 1 and 3 are funnier than 2). It seemed like, after the castration of last season's shows, the writers had regained their confidence and were as witty and irreverant as ever. I'm in love with the last couple of episodes.

And I agree that it just doesn't make sense that the DVDs could sell so well, but (apparently) no one is watching it.
yeah. it seems like this season they're really going for the big laughs instead of the more subtle stuff from season 2.

I think that some of the the George Sr./Uncle Oscar stuff from Season 2 sort of upset the balance of the series. Having this "Surrogate"/house arrest thing is not quite as good as the scenes with George Sr. in jail, but it's an improvement.