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Hurwitz and Arnett hoping third time is the charm for new comedy

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 13th 2009 11:06AM
Will Arnett & Amy PoehlerArrested Development was a critical darling that managed three seasons of low ratings before FOX pulled the plug. Creator Mitch Hurwitz reunited with AD star Will Arnett for this past season's animated disaster Sit Down, Shut Up.

Now, they're reuniting with AD co-executive producer Jim Vallely for a third shot. This one's a live-action single camera comedy on FOX starring Arnett as a jackass. It's off to a good start; Arnett plays jackass very well.

The premise: Arnett is rich Beverly Hills stock and falls in love with a tree-hugger who hates him and every shallow thing he stands for. Just for being live-action, I think this one has potential. Arnett is waiting for the right vehicle to make him a star, and we already know what Hurwitz is capable of. Could this be their pot of ratings gold?

A lot of the success is going to depend on the casting for his hippy amor. I'd hate to typecast, but I think Laura Prepon (That '70s Show) could work very well off of Arnett's typical jackassery. So could his wife Amy Poehler, but she's wrapped up with her own show.

Who would you cast opposite Arnett?

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Alanis Morrisette could do hippy

August 14 2009 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
izikavazo

WHY FOX!?!?
Surely Mitch Hurwitz is a smart guy, he made the funniest show ever. So why is he foolish enough to go back to FOX? It's ridiculous.
Also, what the Deuce are you talking about Freak Mojo?

August 13 2009 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Lisa

Joss Whedon did it too with Dollhouse after Fox cancelled Firefly after 1 season.

August 13 2009 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mike

Maybe becuase 'fox is the only network that is willing to take a change with a show like this

August 14 2009 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Freak Mojo

Wait... this sounds familiar.... oh yeah:

Dharma and Greg... now with more jackass.

August 13 2009 at 12:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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