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OMG! Scoop: Keri Russell joins Fox's 'Arrested Development' reunion!

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keri-russellImage Credit: Sara De Boer/Retna Ltd.God loves me. And this next sentence proves it: Keri Russell is returning to television in a new Fox sitcom produced by Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz and starring Will Arnett!

He loves me!

Sources confirm to me semi-exclusively that my reigning BFF is in final talks to play Arnett’s love interest in Wilde Kingdom, the new single-camera romantic comedy pilot from Hurtwitz and fellow Arrested scribe James Vallely. Arnett also serves as a writer/producer.

The project centers on Steve Wilde (Arnett), a wealthy, self-centered Beverly Hills playboy who falls for a selfless humanitarian (Russell).

Despite the best efforts of network execs and producers to lure her back to the small screen, the Golden Globe-winning Russell has focused mainly on her feature career since Felicity graduated from TV in 2002. But as a source inside her camp told me last month, “If the right project came along she would consider it. It all comes down to the material.”

I haven’t read the Wilde Kingdom script, but given that Hurwitz and Arnett are involved I’m guessing the material is damn near perfect.

Please join me in welcoming Russell back home!

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