Fox Continues Dysfunctional Relationship With 'Arrested Development'

Oh, yeah, lost among the chaos of this morning's NBC official schedule announcement and more Lohan-related news than we could cut with a credit card, was this announcement that Fox picked up Arrested Development for another season. The press release:

FOX DOES MORE TIME WITH “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” ORDERING A FULL THIRD SEASON

FOX gets ARRESTED again. The network has ordered a third full season of the Emmy Award-winning comedy
series ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, it was announced today by Peter Liguori, President, Entertainment for Fox
Broadcasting Company.

“ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT is one of the best comedies on television. The decision to order another season
becomes easy when you consider its amazing cast, creative brilliance, critical acclaim and advertiser appeal," said Liguori. "It's my first official pick-up since taking the job, and I think it's a great way to start."

Even though we'd heard a rumor that the show was dead and buried a couple of weeks ago, we're happy to hear that the network is keeping the AD squad around for another season. But like all good "fucking or fighting" relationships, Fox will probably throw AD's clothes in the yard and call some Cops the first time they get an "accidental" black eye in the ratings. They didn't mean to hurt ya, baby.