Twelve years ago, Michael J. Fox left ABC's Spin City in order to focus on his fight with Parkinson's disease. At the time, the actor stressed that he was not "retiring," but just looking to "relieve the strain of producing and performing a weekly network series."
Now it's back to the future for the sitcom king, who once again feels up to the task — and is returning to TV in a big way. NBC, where Fox became a superstar in the 1980s as young conservative icon Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties, has given a rare 22-episode guarantee (before a lick of film is even shot) to a new sitcom based on Fox's life.
Prepare to blue yourself: The highly anticipated Arrested Development revival is not only happening, it's starting to film in four weeks!
Series star Jason Bateman tweeted a photo with Arrested creator Mitch Hurwitz and executive producer/narrator Ron Howard:
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Question: Now that we are about at the mid-season break for shows, I have been thinking about which returning shows are having the best, most satisfying seasons. Fringe, Castle, Community and Bones are at the top of my list, but I have to single out Parks and Recreation as the best returning show. I wasn't sure Parks and Rec could sustain the consistently funny run it had last season, but it has easily lived up to the expectations of Season 3. I think what has made this season even better ...
Netflix has landed the rights to stream new episodes of Arrested Development, Variety reports.
In October, Arrested creator Mitch Hurwitz announced that the sitcom would return for one abbreviated season, focusing on...
Ron Howard says if it weren't for the fans of his series Arrested Development, there would never be hope for the upcoming movie.
"From people holding up signs saying, 'Bring Arrested Development back' and continuing to download the show and talk about it and share it ... the fans have really kept it going," he says."I had dinner with [creator] Mitchell Hurwitz and Jason Bateman last week and there are no creative roadblocks, everyone wants to do it."