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NETFLIX EXEC: NETFLIX COULD SAVE SERIALIZED SERIES

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, says that the television networks may be producing more serialized dramas because they know they can sell them to Netflix, even when those shows prove to be disappointments when they air. “There is still a life for that programming on Netflix … we become the last bit of revenue […]

TV REVIEWS: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Arrested Development may have been kicked off the air in 2006 after three seasons because of low ratings, but its online resurrection via Netflix Sunday night may have given the streaming service its most-watched hit yet. Procera, a company that measures online usage, indicated that many ISPs were nearly overloaded by Arrested Development fans, 10 […]

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT STARS IN UNIQUE PAYMENT SCHEME

May 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A unique payment system was devised to cover the performances of the stars of Arrested Development, which is returning after an absence of seven years via Netflix, the Hollywood Reporter reported on Thursday. Each of the actors, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi and Michael Cera, is being guaranteed at least one starring episode […]

COMING SOON (MAYBE): ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: THE MOVIE

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the fact that producer Mitchell Hurwitz has been able to revive Arrested Development as a 15-episode TV series for Netflix, he’s still aiming for a movie version. Today’s (Thursday) Los Angeles Times is reporting that Hurwitz designed the Netflix episodes as the first act of a three-act story that will conclude with Arrested Development: […]

SOAPS GO DOWN THE DRAIN

November 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the skepticism that greeted the announcement that Prospect Park producers Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank planned to keep two beloved-but-canceled soap operas alive by moving them online proved to be justified. The pair announced today that they were “suspending our aspirations to revive One Life to Live and All My Children via […]

NETFLIX RESCUES ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT; WHO’LL RESCUE NETFLIX?

November 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Netflix, which has been sharply criticized by some analysts for taking on content deals that threaten to break its back financially, is taking on another one. This time it’s the revival of the long-ago-canceled comedy series Arrested Development. Netflix said over the weekend that it plans to make an unspecified number of new episodes available […]