The New Yorker Festival announced a late addition to the lineup yesterday, a family reunion to end all family reunions: a panel reuniting the cast of the prematurely canceled cult comedyArrested Developmentwith series creator Mitchell Hurwitz. Screw the forever-circulating rumors of a movie, this is for real happening; maybe the best surprise in a week full of surprise announcements (apologies to Radiohead and The Shins). Moderator and New Yorker television critic Nancy Franklin will navigate the "exclusive" family get-togehter set to feature all the Bluths — Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Alia Shawkat and dear sweet Tony Hale — on Sunday, October 2 at Acura at SIR Stage37. Tickets go on sale here noon tomorrow. NOON TOMORROW. I'm already panicked.
And about that movie. The last I heard was that after years of rumors and scheduling difficulties with cast members, they nixed the idea, but apparently (hopefully) I was wrong. Film blog Screen Rant reported on a rumored plot just last month, one that sees the family filming a movie about themselves in contention with one that narrator Ron Howard is making with A-list actors. Perfect.
As for more comedy whose jokes are better than the hipster digs of 2 Broke Girls, Conan O'Brien tweets that he'll be taking his rightful return to the stage in NYC, taping a handful of shows at The Beacon Theatre over October 31 to November 3. Want to be part of the live audience? Find instructions on how to score tickets here.