'Arrested Development': The afterlife

95226__ad_lIt’s good news overall. Arrested Development‘s reruns have found a home. Three homes, in fact. And those three homes are… MSN, HDNet, and G4.

I know: Sounds like I’m speaking math or something. But it’s really very simple, if oddly boring: MSN will rebroadcast the subversive comedy online. (You know what’s really subversive? It’s already online. Ssssshhhh! Don’t tell MSN!) G4, heretofore known as "that videogame channel" (but hereafter heralded as "that videogame channel that also has that one show I want to see") will handle the conventional cable syndication. And HDNet will provide the high-definition broadcast, in case you want to see the running jokes creator Mitchell Hurwitz nestled in Michael Bluth’s pores. Holographic rights are still up for grabs.

It’s truly a post-Family Guy world: Network cult castoffs are the bread-and-butter of lower-tier media platforms. And nothing jibes with GOB like a Ghost Recon commercial, right? No, I’m not going to be bitter. Air is air. I will fight through the dry-as-dust corporate abbreviations and muster the energy for a final, celebratory chicken dance.

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  • EP Sato

    AHEM. G4 also boasts that cool Trek 2.0 show, where the coolest guys on Earth (please note hint of sarcasm) post comments related to Original Trek episodes as they air. Nothing says “hip” like commenting on a show while it’s on the air…
    AD will be tops to watch again from the beginning, and I’ve got a feeling that a new life in syndication will bring this gem back. If it doesn’t, I’ll yell COME ON until a change is made.

  • Maria

    I hope the people who watch AD on one of its three new homes choke with bitter regret that they didn’t watch it while it was on Fox and therefore are responsible for cancelling the most spectacularly funny show ever to grace the television airwaves. Go ahead, taste my angry!

  • Jess B.

    There could be hope! I mean, if Family Guy can come back, then maybe Arrested Development will come. And Arrested Development is WAY funnier and innovative than Family Guy.
    I better make sure G4 is part of my cable package now!

  • jon

    YEAH!
    I have to run and put a comment in Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog!

  • Tiparama

    Cast members have gone their seperate ways and are working on other projects, but maybe somehow, someway we will see another day. Until then, I’ll enjoy watching on HDNET.
    Michael Bluth: Why are you squeezing me with your body?
    Lucille Bluth: It’s a hug, Michael. I’m hugging you.

  • mike

    Here’s hoping QVC2 and askjeeves.com goes ahead with plans to buy the rights to Everwood.

  • drew

    Bob Loblaw lobs law bomb!…..classic

  • Candace

    So if it’s truly a post-Family Guy world and network cult castoffs are the bread-and-butter of lower-tier media platforms, then I say there should be a movement to get Sons and Duaghters back on the air. That was a great show and will be referenceable in my houshold forever! Who’s with me??

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