Goodbye to the best show on television
Why I read Tim Goodman:
For starters, here's to the Fox network for burning off the last four episodes we'll probably see of its best sitcom, "Arrested Development" -- tonight, right up against the Opening Ceremonies. Now there's a send-off. Let's see, how best to tell you what burning off four back-to-back episodes means against powerhouse competition, and on a night when the show has never aired? Hmmm. Try this: Fox is Joe Pesci in "GoodFellas" and "Arrested Development" is anyone in that movie that ever looked sideways at his character, Tommy DeVito. Translation: Four days shy of Valentine's Day, Fox stuffed its best sitcom in the trunk of car and shot and stabbed it repeatedly.