'Arrested Development': The afterlife
It’s good news overall. Arrested Development‘s reruns have found a home. Three homes, in fact. And those three homes are… MSN, HDNet, and G4.
I know: Sounds like I’m speaking math or something. But it’s really very simple, if oddly boring: MSN will rebroadcast the subversive comedy online. (You know what’s really subversive? It’s <a href=”http://youtube.com/watch?v=_y8e5WvXmFU&search=arrested development
“>already online. Ssssshhhh! Don’t tell MSN!) G4, heretofore known as “that videogame channel” (but hereafter heralded as “that videogame channel that also has that one show I want to see”) will handle the conventional cable syndication. And HDNet will provide the high-definition broadcast, in case you want to see the running jokes creator Mitchell Hurwitz nestled in Michael Bluth’s pores. Holographic rights are still up for grabs.
It’s truly a post-Family Guy world: Network cult castoffs are the bread-and-butter of lower-tier media platforms. And nothing jibes with GOB like a Ghost Recon commercial, right? No, I’m not going to be bitter. Air is air. I will fight through the dry-as-dust corporate abbreviations and muster the energy for a final, celebratory chicken dance.