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David Cross on Arrested Development: ‘Netflix Gets It’

Six years after being cancelled by FOX, the brilliantly black TV series Arrested Development is getting a fourth season, set to air on Netflix in Spring of 2013. Netflix is now officially forgiven for hiking those membership fees! And as cast member David Cross tells Rolling Stone, the online media subscription service is proving easier to work with than your average television network:

Netflix is great. They don’t meddle at all. They know what they want. They’re happy to have it. The idea of Fox and NBC and being kind of studio- or network-loyal is absurd. People don’t give a shit. What is it? It’s on the plane. It’s on Netflix. It’s on Hulu. It’s on YouTube. It’s on the Internet. That’s how people watch TV.

Cross contends that if TV executives had figured out sooner “what everybody else already knew, which is that people aren’t watching the show the night it airs,” Arrested Development wouldn’t have been cancelled back in 2006.

Cross also shared some good news for fans: the new Arrested Development season may be increased from 10 episodes to 13. “There’s too much story,” he explained.

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The ‘Arrested Development’ Movie Exists…in Theory

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We caught this picture of Tony Hale in the media room at the second annual Streamy Awards. When we looked up his name on IMDB, we found the page for the Arrested Development feature length film release date 2011. Now David Cross may say its a no go, but screenwriter Jim Vallely told us it was happening…a while ago.

Anyway, the film and its credits are on the Internets. That means something, right?

New York To Launch Events Series, Publish Mini Mag

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Brand extension alert: New York magazine is launching an events series, New York by New York, beginning with an “indie rock karaoke” party in Williamsburg hosted by Of Montreal — a band, fittingly, from Athens, Georgia — and Brooklyn-based Michael Showalter, who appears to be overtaking David Cross as go-to ubiquitous host for indie-leaning events.

The magazine plans five other events, including a “bad art” auction and “secret” dinner party in which “a New York celebrity chef hosts a dinner party with musical talent at a location to be revealed on the day of the event.”

New York is also cobbling together “an easy-to-carry metropolitan survival guide for young people.” Each ticket buyer receives a one-year subscription to New York magazine.

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  • Showalter Meets Cross: New York Comedians Argue Over Distance Between Park Slope and Boerum Hill

    Lower East Sider David Cross appeared on Michael Showalter‘s CollegeHumor.com show, and both, it would seem, had a lot to talk about. Cross, who rose to fame via Mr. Show — an cultishly-followed HBO skit comedy show that was indebted to Showalter’s cultishly-followed MTV skit comedy show, The State — has been part of about as many cancelled comedy shows as Showalter. Both have a love for Brooklyn and deadpan improv. And both are probably bigger among College Humor’s audience than, say, Chris Rock.

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