For those who haven't yet come to terms with Arrested Development's cancellation, you may take some small comfort from this: comedian David Cross will be joining the cast of Running Wilde, a new fall sitcom from Fox, starring fellow Arrested alum Will Arnett, and created and written by Arrested's Mitch Hurwitz and Jim Vallely. Cross will appear in 7 of the 13 episodes planned for the show's first season, set to premiere this fall. Word is the comedian will replace Andrew Daly, who played Keri Russell's environmentalist partner in the pilot episode.
Here's the official synopsis: "The new romantic comedy from “Arrested Development’s” Jim Vallely, Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett. Starring Arnett (“30 Rock”) and Keri Russell (“Waitress,” “Felicity”), the comedy centers on a lovable, but immature playboy (Arnett) trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart (Russell), the über-liberal humanitarian who got away."
This won't be the first time Cross and Arnett have worked together since the end of Arrested Development in 2006: the two recently starred in the UK Comedy pilot The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, which IFC plans to air some time this fall in its six-episode entirety. Between that and Running Wilde, Arrested Development fans should be content until we hear more about the (hopefully) upcoming movie version.