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'Orange Is the New Black' meets 'Arrested Development' in new promo -- VIDEO

Netflix, marry me.

The streaming service put out a promo for Orange Is the New Black on Wednesday in the style of Arrested Development‘s memorable opening credits — the Bluths are swapped with “wealthy girl” Piper Chapman; the women of Litchfield stand in for Michael Bluth; Ron Howard’s narration is as smooth as ever. In a word, it’s perfect.

Orange Is the New Black‘s second season premieres June 6 on Netflix. Watch the promo below: READ FULL STORY

'Wet Hot American Summer' prequel may be coming to Netflix

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If you’re looking to revive your cult classic, Netflix appears to be the place to make it happen.

Following the success of Arrested Development‘s Netflix resurrection, David Wain and Michael Showalter are in talks with the streaming service to reboot their summer camp comedy Wet Hot American Summer. The 10-episode series would be a prequel to the film and include much of the original cast, according to Variety.

The retro farce featured an impressive roster of stars, many of whom were still up-and-coming when the film debuted in 2001, including: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Joe Lo Truglio. The prequel would focus on the characters as high-schoolers, despite the fact that many of the cast members are now in their 40s. READ FULL STORY

Tony Hale stars in incredibly depressing 'Where's Waldo' update

Oh there’s Waldo! And, wouldn’t you know it, he looks a lot like a sad-sack Tony Hale character.

That’s because the Veep star is playing the stripe-clad sneak in a new photo essay published Monday in The Occasional, the Funny or Die offshoot that began as a humor magazine app and has morphed into a McSweeney’s-esque website. And needless to say, “Where’s Waldo Today?” with Tony Hale doesn’t exactly paint a rosy future for Martin Handford’s famous creation. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Award shows galore, 'Parks and Recreation,' the 'Best Man Holiday,' and more

What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? Let’s start off with a double-dose of award shows tonight: One features an overexposed pop star and the other features Benedict Cumberbatch. Your choice. Then we take a scary sojourn with Sleepy Hollow and American Horror Story: Coven. The Voice live eliminations air between those two, which is fitting because watching dreams get crushed is also a kind of horror. Speaking of eliminations, Park and Rec‘s Leslie Knope faces a recall election arrives on Thursday. You can then cap off the week with an early Best Man’s Holiday and a Revenge stand-off in the Hamptons.

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'Arrested Development' cast does 'Inside the Actors Studio': 10 things we learned

Okay, a moment of Bluth: Last night’s Inside the Actors Studio, which featured much of Arrested Development‘s cast and the show’s creator, wasn’t exactly essential viewing.

For starters, several key players were missing — including David Cross, Michael Cera, and Tony Hale. (A Bluth reunion with no Buster?! Sacrilege!) And secondly, even though the group was pared down, there were still so many talented people onstage that an hour was hardly long enough to give any of them a worthy spotlight — no matter how quickly the show’s editors cut from answer to answer. I almost wish the Studio had instead welcomed only a few of AD‘s stars, especially if the entire cast wasn’t going to be around anyway; at least that way, we could have gone a little bit deeper.

Still, the episode was an entertaining hour of television — and it had a fair share of illuminating moments. Here are the top few, plus a couple extra tidbits gleaned from the additional video clips posted on Bravo’s website:

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PopWatch Planner: 'The Simpsons' honors Marcia Wallace, 'Thor,' and MTV's European Music Awards

What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? We begin with a tribute to a beloved Simpsons character, a rock star documentary, a post-Halloween scare, and an Arrested Development reunion. Then a Norse god makes his return to the big screen on Friday. And depending on your Miley Mania levels, you may or may not want to stay clear of social media next Sunday night/early Monday morning …

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EWwys voting is on! Races are close -- like 10 votes close

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Yes, it’s the weekend, which means you should have plenty of time to scroll through the nominees for the 6th Annual EWwy Awards, which honor the Emmy-snubbed, and vote for your favorites. As I’m typing this, 10 votes separate first and second place in one category; 46 votes in another, and 194 votes in a third. You could be the difference between someone having to explain why they have a tiny statue of a black gold sheep on their mantle and someone not having that pleasure.  Vote now!
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Kanye West 'Yeezus' lyric or Lucille Bluth quote? Take our quiz!

Kanye West loves comparing himself to great talents — Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, even Jesus H. Christ. But if you really listen to Yeezus‘s endlessly quotable “I Am a God” — subtle, ‘Ye — you’ll realize that West’s true kindred spirit is none other than Lucille Bluth.

Think about it. If Arrested Development‘s matriarch ever deigned to write a rap song, don’t you think she, too, would spend the duration commanding a subordinate to “hurry up with my damn massage” and “in a French-ass restaurant/hurry up with my damn croissants”? Like Kanye, she’s a wealthy narcissist well-versed in the language of Swaghili; like Lucille, Kanye probably thinks a single banana costs $10.

And the similarities go beyond “I Am a God.” Look deeper into the wilds of Yeezus, and you’ll find even more lines that could have come straight from Lucille’s patrician mouth. Try to guess which of these 14 sentences are Kanye lyrics, and which are quotes from Arrested Development — figuring out the answers may be trickier than you think.
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Ron Howard narrates mundane tweets, instantly Bluthalizing them -- VIDEO

Admit it: As much as you love watching them scheme, plot, and chicken dance in Arrested Development, you wouldn’t really want to be a member of the Bluth family. Even the best of them end up warped, corrupted, and pretty darn miserable; see, for example, how pathetic Michael has become by the beginning of season 4.

That said, it would be pretty cool to have your life narrated by Ron Howard, Bluth family-style — and thanks to Netflix, a group of lucky Twitter users has had the chance to experience just that. One week ago, the streaming service began posting a series of videos featuring Howard reading tweets tagged with #ADNarrates; yesterday, it posted a compilation of those shorter videos.

The fun thing here is that Howard doesn’t always read the tweets verbatim. In several cases, he uses them as a jumping-off point for a riff that wouldn’t sound out of place on the show itself. Example: User Camille Nanavati writes, “I wish I had a #burger #ADNarrates.” Howard says,  “Out of all the things Camille could have had an Oscar-winning director narrate, she chose lunch.”

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The case against binge-watching

The best TV is as addictive as a tub of ice cream, but as Jenny Craig and the new Arrested Development episodes remind us, moderation is wise.

How strange that it already feels too late to talk about the return of Arrested Development. After all, fans waited, and lobbied, and agitated for seven years -before the arrival of a treasure trove of 15 fresh episodes of the cult comedy, and as I write this, it’s been only two weeks since Netflix unveiled them in its signature open-all-your-Christmas-presents-at-once style. But it turns out that even a binge viewer’s paradise has a dark side: If supersizing your TV portions is so great, why does Arrested Development feel so…over? And why didn’t people have more fun with something they wanted so badly and were so happy to get? READ FULL STORY

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