Will Arnett and Jason Bateman
Two weeks after he locked the final cut of Netflix's Arrested Development revival, show creator Mitch Hurwitz is catching up on TV, traveling to New York and checking social media to gauge the reaction to the fruits of two years of labor. "Right now my hope is that the people who are interested in the Bluth family give the show a try," he says of the new episodes, which each focus on a different character yet are intertwined.
The 15 Arrested episodes were released simultaneously on May 26. Fan reaction has been decent, but critics were mixed, with some of those negative reviews reportedly hurting Netflix's stock price (although anticipation for the show previously helped boost the streaming service's stock).
Hurwitz tweeted on May 28 that critics were "resisting change." But in a lengthy chat last week with TV Guide Magazine, he clarified what he meant, and also discussed his future plans for the show. Hurwitz even addressed Internet chatter about star Portia de Rossi's appearance. An edited transcript follows.
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John Krasinski and Jimmy Fallon
Our top moments of the week:
13. Best Honesty, Part I: When Zoe Saldana stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she isn't afraid to reveal why she's talking more slowly than usual — because she's really hungover! Saldana explains that she drank eight or nine glasses of wine with her Star Trek cast after the film's Mexico premiere and ate huevos rancheros at 4:30 a.m. before (almost) vomiting at the airport. "I don't know what time it is right now," she says. "Literally, I don't." Um, it is...
Andy Samberg, Zach Galifianakis
This week, Jimmy Fallon scored the first (and probably only) interview with Kentucky Derby winner Orb, and also conducted a "lip sync-off" with John Krasinski. James Franco stopped by Zach Galifianakis' Funny or Die show "Between Two Ferns," while Nicole Richie and David Cross launched their own web series. And Charles Ramsey, the eloquent and unsuspecting Cleveland resident who discovered that his neighbor was keeping three women against their will in his home, became a true American hero. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski
Bob Odenkirk as Michael Scott? An African-American Pam Beesly? A spinoff starring Ed Helms as suburban dad Andy Bernard?
The Office Cast
Fans came from Salt Lake City. They came from Portland (both Maine and Oregon). They came from just a few blocks away. They came to Scranton, Pennsylvania — thousands of them — to pay tribute to the show that made the city a household name: The Office.
Most of the cast of the NBC comedy was on hand for the May 4 all-day event (dubbed The Office Wrap Party), and creator Greg Daniels and some of his crew dished at a behind-the scenes panel held at the University of Scranton.
Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski
Love never fails.
It took those three little words to calm The Office's fan base after months of stress, and even anger, over the recent marital troubles of the show's central couple, Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer). After almost a whole season of secrets, fighting, crying and even — eek! — couples counseling, the end of last week's episode flashed back to a beautiful moment from "Jam's" Season 6 nuptials and then flashed back to present day and a passionate kiss.
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There is life after The Office for John Krasinski.
The fan-favorite actor from the departing NBC comedy will appear in the forthcoming Arrested Development 15-episode series, debuting on Netflix next month, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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It's hard to believe, but it's less than a month until America's favorite paper company closes its doors for the last time. Not caught up on the current season of The Office? No problem! Since there is a full week to go before the final four episodes kick off next Thursday, April 25 at 9/8c, now is the perfect time for old fans to catch up on all the latest happenings in Scranton so that they can properly enjoy the show's highly anticipated conclusion. Here is what every fan needs to squeeze in before the end (that's what she said)...