Though the Arrested Development reunion diehard fans most want to see would have to be the tremendously long-gestating movie, any project that reunites creator Mitch Hurwitz with Will Arnett – a k a Gob Bluth, of course – on TV in the meantime has to be good news.
According to THR, Hurwitz and Arrested Development co-executive producer Jim Vallely are close to signing a deal to create a single-camera, half-hour series for Lionsgate TV to be aired on Fox, with Arnett to be the main star. The show, in what sounds rather suspiciously (but welcomely) like the further adventures of Gob Bluth, would be about a “rich Beverly Hill jackass” who falls in love with a charitable tree-hugging woman who can’t stand his lifestyle. Come to think of it, it sounds an awful lot like Curb Your Enthusiasm too, but either way, it should be just insanely funny.
Hurwitz and Arnett have reunited on TV once before since the end of Arrested Development, but calling their very-short-lived animated series Sit Down, Shut Up a disaster would be far too courteous. Here’s hoping this new project comes together and works out a lot better, but doesn’t keep Hurwitz and Vallely away from that Arrested Development flick for too long.