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His Brain is Completely Empty of Thought. And Brain.

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 20, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 20, 2009 |

We haven’t heard a ton about Mitch Hurwitz’s follow-up to the brilliant “Arrested Development,” a show called “Sit Down, Shut Up.” It’s animated. It’s set in a high school. And the voice work is done by three “AD” alums, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Henry Winkler, and three “SNL” veterans, Kenan Thompson, Cheri Oteri, and Will Forte.

Even with knowledge and fondness of the creator and at least half the voice cast, it’s hard to get enthused for a show you know very little about, but if this promo video is any indication of the show’s tone, then there is a reasonably likelihood that “Sit Down, Shut Up,” will have the same spirit as “Arrested Development.” So, perhaps, when the AD movie inevitably crumbles, we can at least bask in another brilliant, but sure to be cancelled too soon Hurwitz show. It debuts in April, and honestly: How many television shows that debut in April have you seen return for a second year? And of course it’s on FOX, because — like Joss Whedon — Mitch Hurwitz apparently didn’t learn from his first experience with the network.

(H/T Tariq)

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