TVLine Items: Liza Minnelli Gets Arrested Again, New Middle Teaser, Once Recap Show and More

Arrested Development Liza MinnelliVertigo, schmertigo — Lucille Austero is back!

Liza Minnelli will reprise her role as Buster Bluth’s gal pal in Netflix’s upcoming Arrested Development revival, TV Guide Magazine has confirmed.

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The Queen of Broadway will appear with the long-cancelled comedy’s original cast — as well as Henry Winkler and newbie John Slattery — in the show’s Season 4, which bows in spring 2013 with the release of all 10 (or maybe more!) new episodes at once.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• The Middle is invading the state fair in its special, one-hour Season 4 premiere (airing Sept 26, 8/7c), and we’ve got your first look at the disaster of a fun-filled day in the promo below.

• ABC has scheduled a Once Upon a Time Season 1 recap special, narrated by Giancarlo Esposito (aka Sydney/Magic Mirror), to air Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7/6c, leading into the Season 2 opener.

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• NBC has landed Vanishing Point, a pilot starring Angela Basset, Deadline reports. From Source Code scribe Ben Ripley, the character-driven project is described as a legal franchise revolving around two women — one of whom is played by Basset.

• Shonda Rhimes is developing a new drama series for NBC. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the project, titled Under the Gun, centers on a female FBI agent struggling to come to terms with a terrible event in her past.

• Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Anonymous, a CIA drama from Jason Katims (Parenthood) and Simon Kinberg (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), per Deadline.

• MTV has renewed its viral video-centric reality show Ridiculousness for a 20-episode third season.

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  1. Dennis says:

    LOVE the Middle, more people should watch this show

  2. Craig says:

    There’s also a Revenge recap special Wed 9/26 at 10p. Revenge:The First Chapter

  3. Joel says:

    Does Shonda not have an ABC commitment. Or does that mean that they passed on it.

  4. Jo says:

    Liza? Oh how grand!

  5. leah says:

    I will never watch a Shonda rhimes school. But I am really excited about new episodes of arrested development!!!!

  6. Kelly says:

    Cool to the once upon a time recap. Dislike Mtv’s Ridiculousnes it’s just not funny to me.

  7. Sammy83 says:

    Liza!!!!! Were they even thinking about doing A. Development wothout her?

  8. Jacob says:

    Any season of Arrested without Lucille 2 would have been a wasteful endeavor. Glad to see it’s official.

  9. mia says:

    I’m still hoping they’ll pull Guilded Lillies, that dead Shonda Rhimes pilot. Was really looking forward to that

  10. Brian says:

    Buster, what a grand gesture!

  11. John says:

    The brown-ish area with points returns!

  12. The Squatch says:

    Ridiculousness? Why?? I mean, they play amusing internet videos of people doing stupid things. We get it. But the guy who hosts it, Rob Dyrdek? Horrible. I know Tosh.0 isn’t exactly breaking new ground either, playing funny videos, but at least he is funny and interesting himself. The Dyrdek guy was okay on his other shows on MTV, but he just ins’t host material. He always seems like he is either stoned or half asleep. I tried to watch this show a few times because I like the videos, but I never made it through an entire episode.