For those of you who've been monitoring the "Arrested Development" Deathwatch and hoping for a stay of execution, here's the latest news: Showtime is officially in negotiations to pick up the show, but hasn't yet made an offer.
I'm sure Showtime realizes that the dysfunctional cast of "Arrested Development" is a perfect fit for their channel. Showtime is already the home to pot-dealing suburbanites and hot terrorist action, so a show which features an uncle scoring weed for his 15-year-old nephew and a father building homes for Saddam Hussein should be right up their alley. I'm sure they're worried that the show's all-star cast might be too expensive for them, but I hope they're smart enough to take the risk.
Come on, Showtime. Don't be chicken.