In a different era, it is unlikely that Fox‘s “Arrested Development” or “Family Guy” would have returned to the air with new episodes after once being canceled. Fan petitions would be confined to desktops of TV executives before being tossed away unheeded. This has changed with the birth of the internet, and shows are no longer cancelled merely because of low ratings, nor is it a foregone conclusion that a show will die with cancellation. Read more
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Updated with infographic. Netflix, the streaming giant that’s about to release a new season of Arrested Development just launched a genius marketing and PR campaign that hilariously explains the binge-watching internet culture they’ve defined and invigorated. New York Magazine’s The Cut coined the term “Netflix Adultery,” the act of binge-watching TV episodes ahead of your significant other when you promised them you’d watch together. Have you been a victim of this horrendous crime? According to Netflix’s survey of 2000 American adults, “12 percent confessed to watching ahead on TV shows they were supposed to save to watch with their partners. ” Also, “ten percent admitted to being the victim of Netflix adultery, which means either 2 percent are blissfully unaware of their partners’ indiscretions, or the cheaters are hitting multiple victims.” Read more
We’re currently at the Arrested Development panel at the Samsung GALAXY Experience at SXSW. Jeffrey Tamboor, creator Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett are currently paneling and answering questions about the highly anticipated Netflix season. We decided to Google “Will Arnett on Twitter” right before it started and found out the actor had returned to Twitter twenty hours ago (@arnettwill). We asked him to confirm that he started and explain why in this exclusive video (currently has 421 followers). Read more