Last April, FOX aired promos that conceded that the network was sorry for cancelling Arrested Development. And, as a result, they were presenting a new series from Mitch Hurwitz, Sit Down, Shut Up.
Sit Down, Shut Up revolves around the dysfunctional faculty and staff at a high school in a small fishing town in Florida. The animated show features the voice talents of Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Tom Kenny, Nick Kroll, Kristin Chenoweth, Cheri Oteri, Kenan Thompson, and Henry Winkler.
Though there were big expectations, few people felt like it measured up and not many watched the animated show. It was pulled after four weeks on the air.
Now, FOX has made plans to bring the series back, at least for a little while anyway. They’ll be airing at midnight on Saturday nights beginning September 12th. Repeats of Talkshow with Spike Feresten will precede the animated episodes.
Both cancelled programs (details here and here) are expected to run until October 31st. The following week, FOX’s new Saturday night talk series, The Wanda Sykes Show, is scheduled to take over the hour.
At that point in time, if all goes as scheduled, FOX will have run eight of the nine unaired episodes. Will the last episode air at some point in the future? It doesn’t look likely — and don’t expect the network to apologize for it this time.
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