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The money is no longer in the banana stand. Jessica Walter, who capped off a long and distinguished stage, screen and television career with roles on cutting edge 21st century comedies Arrested Development and the animated FX series Archer passed away Wednesday at home in her native New York. She was 80. She earned her

Bob Einstein was one original character. That character was “Super” Dave Osborne, a parody of ’70s daredevil Evel Knievel. The real life stunt artist nearly killed himself leaping across school buses and the Snake River Canyon. The fake daredevil made an equally impossible leap — from Los Angeles to Toronto, where he spun Super Dave

Many years ago, when I lived in LA while working for TV Guide Canada, I was always heading down to Venice Beach. It was its own little circus, a great place to people watch. There was this guy there in the late-’80s who would cruise up and down the boardwalk on roller skates, wearing a billow-y,

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted my take on Netflix’s big breakthrough at the Emmy Awards. Their drama House of Cards drew nine nominations, including Best Original Drama and Best Acting nominations for both Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.Netflix also scored Emmy noms for Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove. What’s more, their latest original series,

I honestly thought I’d be among the first to jump all over the new, resurrected, fourth season of Arrested Development, which premiered in the wee hours Sunday on Netflix. Haven’t gotten to it yet, and not just because my money’s in the banana stand.This time of year, TV critics get bombarded with screeners. Most are

Arrested: Tambor, Arnett, Walters, Bateman, Shawkat. S. Volland/Netflix The one event I most wish I was at at this winter’s TCA press tour was yesterday’s reunion appearance of the cast of Arrested Development. Executive producer and creator Mitch Hurwitz, along with Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett and Jeffrey