Will the Arrested Development
movie ever see the light of day? That's a question that only time will tell as producers Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard are still trying to close deals for their much-awaited project. But there's a way to catch Arrested Development
actors Jason Bateman
, Will Arnett
and Henry Winkler all together on the small screen in yet another Hurwitz's creation as FOX heads back to school with the series Sit Down, Shut Up.
Premiering on April 19 on FOX, Sit Down, Shut Up
marks the latest animated comedy joining the network's Sunday Animation Domination lineup. The show revolves around the dysfunctional faculty and staff at a high school in a small Florida fishing town who care more about their own insecurities and agendas than about the needs of their students. The series is also based on the hit live-action Australian series with animation set against a live-action backdrop, and attempts to satirize modern society and most formative authority figures: teachers.
Sit Down, Shut Up
will mark Bateman's comeback to primetime TV following a string of movies, which includes The Break-Up, Smokin' Aces, Juno
and Forgetting Sarah Marshall
. Arnett, on the other hand, has been busy with shows like Freak Show
and 30 Rock
and films like Blades of Glory, The Brothers Solomon,
following his portrayal of unsuccessful professional magician George Oscar "G.O.B." Bluth on Arrested Development.
As for Winkler, he has come along way from his auto mechanic-greaser role as “The Fonz” on Happy Days
. Known as the phlegmatic attorney Barry Zuckerkorn on Arrested Development
, Winkler has landed roles on the series Out of Practice
and has been cast in films like The King of Central Park
, among others.
Aside from the veterans from Arrested Development
, Sit Down, Shut Up
's voice talent also includes Kristin Chenoweth
), Will Forte (Saturday Night Live
), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants
), Nick Kroll (The Life and Times of Tim
), Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live
), and Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live, All That, Kenan & Kell
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of FOX)