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Watch, Pass, TiVo, or Rent: Sit Down, Shut Up

When I sat down with Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett at WonderCon a couple months back to talk about their new animated series Sit Down, Shut Up — which premieres tonight on Fox — I wanted to get some information about the show. But mostly, I just ended up trying to slip a question or two in between all their jokes. For example, when I tried to ask about the show's unique style of using animation against a live-action backdrop, Arnett ended up on some tangent about starting with clay and firing it in a backyard kiln (Hurwitz: "If I may say, you're always so tan. So I wonder if it's the kiln"). It was tough to stay on topic, but there were a lot of laughs along the way.

That's probably as it should be for a show with this kind of comedic talent behind it: The show, about a group of immature high school teachers and staffers, has a number of Arrested Development folks on board (Jason Bateman in addition to Hurwitz and Arnett), plus comedian Nick Kroll, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

The show starts tonight at 8:30 p.m. EDT and PDT, and I'm wondering how you're feeling about it. Will you be sitting down to watch this one live? Passing on it completely? TiVoing it for later viewing? Or will you hold off till it's on DVD?

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cordata cordata 8 years
I saw 10 minutes of it ... didn't really like it
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
I TiVO'd...interested to see if I like it. Lots of negative buzz!!
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 8 years
I don't ever watch anything live so, TiVO for sure. I just can't stand commercials.
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't do animated comedies, although this one sounds more appealing to me than most, since I'm a teacher. I'm sure my husband will be watching it, but I'll pass.
noodlemaine noodlemaine 8 years
ArDev alumni are definitely a draw, but Sunday nights of Animation Domination (is FOX even still using this campaign?) are difficult to catch, as a college student scrambling to finish her homework. Animated shows in themselves, unlike most dramas, don't necessitate real-time viewing either. So I'll be checking this one out online!
Buddha-saved-me Buddha-saved-me 8 years
i like it!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
no. i already too many shows to watch.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Now that I know who's behind it, I might catch the first few episodes on hulu.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I will watch it bc I love Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Kristen Chenoweth
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