A.V. Club Most Read

News Newswire Great Job, Internet!
TV Club All Reviews What's On Tonight
Video All Video A.V. Undercover A.V. Cocktail Club Film Club
Reviews All Reviews Film TV Music Books
Features All Features Spoiler Space TV Club
Sections Film Tv Music Food Comedy Books Games Aux
Our Company About Us Contact Advertise Privacy Policy Careers RSS
Onion Inc. Sites The Onion The A.V. Club ClickHole Onion Studios

Read This: Mitch Hurwitz details the rise, fall, and rise of Arrested Development for Rolling Stone

The storied struggle and resurrection of one of TV's most cult-ish comedies could itself work as some kind of tragiccomic series. Arrested Development found massive acclaim when it first hit the airwaves but struggled to find a big enough audience to make Fox happy. Now a whole new season is headed to Netflix after its creator Mitch Hurwitz used every ounce of muscle he had to bring it back to life.

Rolling Stone's Andy Greene sat down with Hurwitz in the middle of a busy-sounding 18-hour workday prepping the new episodes for their debut this Sunday. Hurwitz laid out the skinny on the frustrations he experienced trying to keep the show afloat without weakening his original vision ("Not getting an audience meant there was a lot of struggle to change the show in fundamental ways") and Fox executives' itchy trigger finger despite the show's dogged and determined three-season run. ("They also had no Emmy campaign because the last thing they wanted in that third season was to win another Emmy.") 

Submit your Great Job, Internet tips here.