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Please God.

AMERICA, WTF?!!! From, via moozeekfan:

"Arrested Development." The funniest show on television is all but dead. There's no official announcement yet, but all the signs are there, and if this short-lived thing of beauty even manages to deliver half of a season, consider that a sanctioned-by-Rome miracle.

The ratings are abysmal. Fewer than 4 million viewers, which puts it in cable territory. Despite what may have been one of its funniest episodes ever in the first week, nobody watched. This past Monday, even fewer people watched. So much for Emmy power. So much for Charlize Theron as a cameo draw.

Blame? Easy. Fox moved the series from Sunday to Monday, which was: (a) stupid, (b) a planned assassination or (c) all of the above. The network barely promoted the night switch -- a killer for viewers, especially those trying to sample 30 new series -- and sure enough, "Arrested Development" drew fewer viewers than last season. Worse, once on Monday, the series got almost no push. Now, there's one more episode before Major League Baseball pre-empts the show -- and Fox will air "Prison Break" repeats in that slot for a bit after that and before, ahem, bringing back "Arrested Development."

Yeah, that'll happen. Enjoy next Monday's episode. Chances are, everything after that will be dubbed "the lost episodes" on the next DVD. Here's how things get worse for Fox: "Kitchen Confidential" is also dying on Mondays. That means Fox hasn't been able to launch a decent sitcom in some time, and, no, "The War at Home" on Sundays doesn't count. If you watch that, you deserve it.

But it's true that the audience always decides. Always. And if it doesn't want "Arrested Development" but gloms onto the asinine "War at Home," three things are in play here: (a) Nielsen families have lame taste, (b) we get the television we really deserve and (c) most damning, the theory of sophisticated urban viewers is out the window. San Francisco was the 27th-ranked market for "Arrested Development." New York, Los Angeles and Chicago all tied for 21st. And Boston was 45th. So much for savvy. Let's move to Portland, Ore., -- it was the No. 1-ranked market for "Arrested Development."
If more people are watching "The War At Home" than "Arrested Development"... they need a good cockpunching, and THEN the analrapy. Then again, more people voted for George W. Bush this second time around, so who the fuck knows anymore.

It is such the best show on television. walked 3 miles AND grocery shopped in aproximately 48 minutes in order to get home in time to watch it! Why can't I be a neilson family?!?!?!

If you were a Nielsen family, you never would have walked for exercise, and you would have made your kid go out to KFC to get you Double-Mashed Extra Crispy Family Meal (with free dessert cake), while you all watched "Wife Swap".

Sorry, anger issues.
Yeah, it was hard enough to catch the show on Sundays but last night, after getting Heather excited about the fact that the show was going to be on shortly, we still missed it because it was fricking MONDAY. We quote Arrested Development all the time, have the DVDs and yet haven't seen a single episode this season because Fox decided to sabotage a perfectly good thing. Eff them. I haven't seen a single commercial either.
This fucking sucks, but I'd like to temper the debate here by saying that we've heard all of this before and AD has survived. This does sound pretty dire though. I just don't get it. I've never watched a funnier show on television. I think Jason Bateman is bad luck or something.
Man, and I was just getting into the show. I'd be more optimistic if Fox hadn't just cancelled "Head Cases" after all of TWO episodes.
i can't take it anymore. i think i'd rather just have the show be cancelled than go through this rollarcoaster ride of couch potato uncertainty.

actually that's a lie. i just... i just can't go on like this.