Could the Web Save Arrested Development?

Fox’s Arrested Development is the favorite joint show for M. and I. (She hardly stops laughing.) We don’t watch the broadcast version; we watch a season later on DVD. We just finished season two.

Looks like it’s ratings aren’t good enough and it’s in peril of cancellation.

The Lost Remote blog offers some excellent ideas for bringing the show to the Web with free initial distribution. After a show has been out for a month, you begin charging for the downloads and creating DVDs for sale. And how about this for generating cash: auction off walk-on parts on eBay.

It’s good stuff and I’ll guarantee that M. and I will download faithfully or buy the DVDs. This could be an excellent experiment in new media.

via The Long Tail.


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