Considering the run of good fortune NBC is having this week -- giving full-season orders to both 'Revolution' and its new hit comedies, 'Go On' and 'The New Normal' -- and winning premiere week in the ratings for the first time in nine years, the Peacock is definitely in the mood to capitalize. And what better way to capitalize than to get in business with beloved 'Arrested Development' star Jason Bateman? The likeable everyman star will produce a new single-camera period comedy for the network called 'Then Came Elvis,' so what's it all about?
Making comedy about a man whose credit line is ruined and is about to go to court for debt because of identity theft seems difficult. It's a nightmare scenario for anyone who's suffered it before. Hopefully Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are enough to make 'Identity Thief' entertaining, and now we've got a trailer for the film.
Salvation, thy name is Bluth. It's been a tremendously long road to getting 'Arrested Development' the reunion it deserves following the miserable 2003 cancellation, and with miles to go, but every glimpse we get seems like banana from heaven. The first set and character pictures have emerged from the fourth season, set to debut on Netflix in 2013, and who do you think is looking for his Gangee?
Jason Bateman is a journeyman, having tasted success in the 1980's as a regular on 'Valerie's Family,' and star of the misconceived 'Teen Wolf Too,' only to reinvent himself in the 21st century as one of the premiere straight men on 'Arrested Development' and in movies like 'Horrible Bosses.' And now he's looking to direct.
While we still all patiently await the debut (or even filming) of Netflix's eventual 'Arrested Development' revival, we'll take any chance we have to see our favorite stars of the Bluth family back together. Now we won't even have to wait until Morgan Spurlock's upcoming documentary 'Mansome' to reunite 'Arrested Development' stars Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, all thanks to two new series from 'Call of Duty!'
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has been on a tear as of late, researching the location of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden, exploring the omnipotence of product placement in pop culture, and embracing the geek community that convenes on San Diego for Comic-Con each year. But his latest film asks one of the most difficult questions our society has yet to answer: What makes a man?