Sunday’s announcement that Arrested Development would be returning
for a limited television run and a movie had virtually zero effect on the
Syracuse University student body.
that a hip hop group?” asked Eugene Hamm, a junior television-radio-film major.
Hurwitz, creator of the series, announced his plans at the New Yorker Festival for
a limited nine- to 10- episode series that would lead into the long-awaited
Development‘s poor ratings helped it from ever becoming a “mainstream”
show, resulting in its unilateral popularity among people who wear anything
ironically. The Emmy-winning comedy, which currently sits at #38 on
StuffWhitePeopleLike.com, was cancelled after its third season in 2006.
the promise of more Arrested Development
thrilled certain Tumblr and Twitter users, the news went by relatively
it’s not Jersey Shore, then I’m not
interested,” said Allie Miller, a freshman undecided in the College of Arts and
struggled to remember where they had heard the name before.
that the show with the boy who looks like a turtle from Juno?” asked Cindy Michaelson, a senior education major. “Or am I
confusing him with the kid from Zombieland?”
of the news was completely different in the Hipster Learning Community in
Lawrinson Hall, where residents were ecstatic.
is the best news of my life,” said David Rosenthal, a junior double majoring in
linguistic studies and photography. “I literally haven’t watched TV since they
cancelled it. If this doesn’t actually happen, I’m going to be so pissed.”
Although Arrested Development suffered from unpopularity during its
three-season run, members of its small but loyal fan base are struggling to
spread word of its impending return.
don’t understand why people don’t watch it,” said Rosenthal. “The Bluths always
seemed a little bit Jewish to me. Shouldn’t that automatically find a niche at