David Cross.....in 30 seconds, tell us why "Arrested Development" was cancelled:
Too bad that theory is wrong. Some shows are just too good; they will never get a mass audience like that "2 1/2 Men" garbage. Look at "30 Rock". In its second season, in which it won about every award it could win, it was not even in the top 100 rated shows. Yes, you read that correctly. It wasn't in the top 100.
It's not Fox's fault that "Arrested Development" didn't get ratings. It's the audience's. It brings to mind a great quotation from my hero, H. L. Mencken: "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."