This sort of thing would never fly, as Buster would say, in Army. Although Showtime has been working toward keeping Arrested Development alive, the former Fox comedy's creator, of all people, now seems bent on killing the show himself. Daily Variety reports that Mitch Hurwitz has announced that whatever happens with the cable deal, he's quitting his job as show runner. His official reason for letting us all down and dude, you so have is creative burnout. But, he added, "Of course, if there was enough money in it, I would have happily abandoned the fans' need for quality. But as it turns out, there wasn't." Adding insult to injury, Mr. Hollywood hinted that while he doesn't want to do the series anymore, he would consider bringing it to the big screen. Thanks for nothin', man.
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