Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Say It Ain't So, Rupert!

So the rumor is that the sudden foreshortening of broadly acclaimed (and just damned funny) FOX sit-com, Arrested Development, from 22 episodes to eighteen signals its imminent cancellation after two season.

Not that it matters much in the larger scheme of things, but this show is damned funny, and the buzz around it has increased rather than diminished since it's demise. I figure there's an awfully good chance this is going to go the way of Family Guy -- going into heavy cable and DVD rotation, building up an audience, until suddenly FOX is begging for a piece of the action.

This is doubly ironic since the show slated to stand in for AD once its 18th episode passes is "American Dad," from the people who brought you -- wait for it, wait for it -- "Family Guy."

Media execs are choking the life out of all broadcast media in the search for instant gratification. It's a shame.


Blogger jason said...

I've only seen that show twice and both times it was hilarious. What a shame.

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