Fox is apparently at it again, this time in a move that leaves little doubt that Arrested Development’s head is on the chopping block.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Fox Broadcasting Co. plans to shuffle its Sunday comedy lineup in May to make room for the addition of new cartoon “American Dad” on May 1.
As part of the schedule change, the network has opted to reduce the episode order on the Emmy-winning ratings laggard “Arrested Development,” but the specifics still are being worked out.
As of May 1, “American Dad” will slide into “Arrested’s” 8:30 p.m. slot behind “The Simpsons.” For the first three weeks of the month, “Dad” will be followed at 9 p.m. by another original “Simpsons” episode.
Seasons don’t just get shortened – it is almost always the death knell for a series. What can you do to save the best show on TV? Here are some options:
Sign the petition. Anyone know if these things even work? Probably a long shot, but it’s worth a try.
Better yet, send some words . . .
Fox Broadcasting Entertainment President
10201 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles CA
Gail Berman, President
P.O. Box 900
Beverly Hills, California
Fox’s Viewer Comment Hotline: 1-800-369-6848
Even better: how about getting everyone you know to watch the show?
UPDATED TO ADD:
I emailed the link above and received this reply:
Dear Arrested Development Fans:
Thank you for your e-mail and your passionate support of Arrested Development. While the show has finished production for its second season, contrary to the rumors you may have heard or read on the internet, it is NOT cancelled.
We at FOX love Arrested Development and we look forward to having the Bluth family back on FOX in the future – hopefully for many years. You can help make the show a bigger success by getting as many people as possible to start watching the show this Sunday and every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Fox Broadcasting Company
Let’s hope this is true.
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