No More 'Development' for Hurwitz
Fans had been holding out hope that another network --
"I've given everything I can to the show in order to try to live up to [fan] expectations," Hurwitz tells the paper. "I finally reached a point where I felt I couldn't continue to deliver that on a weekly basis."
Robert Greenblatt, head of Showtime Entertainment, has said he wouldn't want to air the series unless Hurwitz remained on board. Hurwitz was deeply involved in the show, whose deeply detailed production included scores of visual jokes and references to past incidents in the life of the dysfunctional Bluth family.
Despite an adoring cult of fans and six Emmys, including one for outstanding comedy series in 2004, "Arrested" never drew a wide audience for FOX. This season it drew only about 4.2 million viewers per week, and the final episodes last month were shunted off to air opposite the Winter
In the Variety interview, Hurwitz hints that he could revisit the Bluth family in a feature film. The paper also reports that he was offered the chance to stay on as a consultant should the show be revived. "I said I'd be happy to do that, but that as showrunner, I've gone as far as I can go," he says.
Reached by the San Francisco Chronicle, series star
"I'm so proud of it and so like it as a TV fan," he says, "that I'm happy we're not going to get a chance to screw it up."