The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Netflix goes all in, Bravo renews your favorite show, and Showtime has a new project.
Netflix announced today that the new Arrested Development episodes it has everyone in a panty-twist about will all premiere at the same time. Yup, all ten episodes will be dumped on the site on the same day, sometime next year. This initially seems like an odd choice — Why wouldn't Netflix and everyone on the crew want to mete the show out one by one, drawing out the joy and anticipation? But then we think about it and it's like, eh, why not just unload them all at once? That's how people watch TV on Netflix anyway. Plus it gets rid of all the annoying recap and live-Tweet culture that absolutely would have existed had the rollout been slower. So we say good on you, Netflix. Why not just throw everything out there and let people immediately judge the whole. Obviously this makes us a little concerned that the episodes are bad and Netflix hopes you won't notice when they're just all in a pile like that, but we'll choose to ignore that fear. [Entertainment Weekly]
Oh, goodie, some more wonderful television news. Bravo has decided to renew their reality show (ha, "their reality show," as if they only have one, would that were true) Shahs of Sunset, about rich, oblivious Persians running wild in Los Angeles, for a second season. So that's great! We'll get a whole 'nother season of Whiny girl and Other girl and Hair dude and Gay guy. You know, all your favorite characters from Shahs of... Wait, sorry, we forgot the title. What is this show? All we remember is that Eugene Levy from Father of the Bride Part II is in it. Congrats, Eugene. [Deadline]