Netflix may be raising its prices, but if the streaming service continues to offer original programming, the higher cost may be worth it. It's hard to imagine, for example, many millennials being angered about paying an extra dollar or two in exchange for a new Mitch Hurwitz show.
Previously, Hurwitz worked with Netflix on the fourth season of Arrested Development, and Deadline announced late yesterday that Hurwitz has signed a multi-year deal with the streaming service to create another original series. He'll also serve as a "non-writing executive producer" and a company adviser for the development of other Netflix comedy series.
Hurwitz said that working with Netflix was "the best professional experience" of his life and that he is excited to take on a greater role with the company. "It is incredibly inspiring to get to produce for Netflix, a company that not only doesn't resist change but is leaps and bounds ahead of everyone in forging it," he said. Meanwhile, Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, called Arrested Development "one of the top TV comedies of this generation" and said that the company was "fortunate to have him" on the team.
There's no word yet on the specifics of the show, but airing the series exclusively online may provide it with a better fate than Hurwitz's sitcom Running Wilde, which starred Arrested Development's Will Arnett and lasted only one season on Fox.
And if he wants to make a spinoff about his Community role as the Koogler, we'd be okay with that, too. --Meghan DeMaria
In 2015, 3,545 civilians were killed due to war in Afghanistan, while 7,457 were injured, the United Nations said in a report released Sunday, The Associated Press reports.
That's a 4-percent decrease in deaths, but a 9-percent increase in injuries. The majority of the violence can be attributed to civilians caught in the ongoing crossfire between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Julie Kliegman
Donald Trump is backed into a corner in South Carolina, where he has been routinely booed by the debate audience for everything from insulting Jeb Bush to insinuating 9/11 was George W. Bush's fault. Perhaps as a result, when Ted Cruz turned his criticism on Trump, Trump came back swinging with a particular vengeance.
"You are the single biggest liar, you're probably worse than Jeb Bush," Trump said — a mighty insult in his book. Trump added that Cruz is a "nasty guy."
"This guy lied about Ben Carson…and he just continues," Trump went on.
However, Trump was met with what is becoming a familiar sound this Saturday: Boos. Watch below. Jeva Lange
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Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are the only Cuban-Americans on the South Carolina Republican debate stage, and things got especially heated and personal when Cruz criticized a time Rubio went on Univision to speak in Spanish about his immigration policy.
When Rubio was given the chance to respond, he snapped, "I don't know how [Cruz] knows what I said on Univision because he doesn't speak Spanish."
Cruz countered by shouting in Spanish at Rubio. "We can do this in Spanish, if you want," he roughly said.
Some Spanish speakers took issue with Cruz's reply, however:
Spanish-speaking person here. Whatever gibberish Cruz uttered to Rubio wasn't Spanish. Gracias. #GOPDebate
— Alex Beech (@alexbeech) February 14, 2016
Anyone who heard Ted Cruz's gibberish and thought it was Spanish... Sorry you also you don't know Spanish.
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) February 14, 2016
Nevertheless, Rubio didn't take Cruz up on the challenge, continuing on in English — but it was a moment for the books. Watch below. Jeva Lange
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Jeb Bush and Donald Trump locked horns for the second time in the South Carolina Republican debate when Trump took a swing at one of his favorite subjects of ridicule — the Bush family.
"I am sick and tired of him going after my family," Bush began in response, going on to say that, "While Donald Trump was building a reality TV show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe."
Trump interrupted, pointing out that 9/11 happened while George W. Bush was in office — and was greeted with a round of angry boos.
"He had the gall to go after my mother," Bush went on. "My mom is the strongest person I know."
But Trump, never one to cede the last word, quipped, "She should be running." Jeva Lange
After Jeb Bush explained his policy for going after ISIS at the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina Saturday night, Donald Trump ripped into the former Florida governor — and was met with ferocious boos from the audience. "Jeb is so wrong, Jeb is absolutely so wrong," Trump said of Bush's call to dispose of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, only to get the audience hissing.
Trump wasn't put off. "You know who that is? That's Jeb's special interest and lobby talking," he said, drawing his second round of boos.
"I only tell the truth, lobbyists," Trump replied. Jeva Lange
The opening questions of the CBS Republican debate naturally surrounded the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, with Donald Trump being the first up to bat. Responding to the question of appointing Justice Scalia's replacement, Trump said he believed Obama would pick a successor within the remaining 11 months of his presidency— and if Trump were in the president's shoes, he would do the same.
Nevertheless, Trump had some advice to those interested in protecting Scalia's legacy of conservatism: "Delay, delay, delay." Watch below. Jeva Lange
Trump on Scalia replacement: "Delay, delay, delay" pic.twitter.com/QYL34Uluu9
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) February 14, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at the age of 79, had a way with words. In court, those words weren't so much spoken as thundered. And in his memorable dissents or important majority decisions, those words could often be described as biting.
The Catholic, Italian-American justice, the longest-serving on the court, was passionate about his belief in the Constitution and his faith.
"He was a hysteric in cases he cared about most," legal scholar Cass Sunstein told NPR. The cases that fired him up ranged from same-sex marriage and prayer in public school, to the death penalty and ObamaCare.
Scalia so intensely disagreed with the court's 2015 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act ruling that he voiced his colorful dissent aloud from the bench, with phrases like "jiggery-pokery," "quite absurd," "feeble arguments," and "pure applesauce."
Words were important to Scalia, both in his reading of the Constitution ("The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring.") and in his "carefully crafted" opinions, which will live on long after his death.