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Jason Bateman to develop TV series

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 16th 2008 10:23AM

Jason BatemanJason Bateman is keeping himself busy. Hot off his pilot directing debut with Do Not Disturb, he has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox for a first-look at the new series. Obviously, he doesn't hold a grudge from the network's shoddy treatment of Arrested Development.

The new series will be developed under the banner of Bateman's company, F+A Productions. Do Not Disturb stars Jerry O'Connell and it was the only live-action comedy pilot Fox picked up as a new series for next season.

"He did an excellent job on the pilot visually, brought great energy and enthusiasm to it and, as an actor, he really understands how to talk to and motivate actors," said Gary Newman, 20th TV co-chairman. Bateman is also scheduled to lend his voice to the Fox animated series Sit Down, Shut Up which is scheduled to begin in the fall.

Jason Bateman has come a long way since Silver Spoons. I'm still eagerly waiting for the new season of It's Your Move.

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The girls love 'im. Young or old, it doesnt matter, in the dark.

June 16 2008 at 4:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I just want my kids back

June 16 2008 at 1:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I didnt know FOX had any Hiring Firing power

June 16 2008 at 11:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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No, I fired him. As a result, I'm no longer welcome in the office.

June 16 2008 at 12:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great to see them working, but we really need to see the Arrested Development crew back together at some point, for the love of comedy!

June 16 2008 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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