Amy Ryan
December 14, 2005 AT 07:05 PM EST

Cross your fingers, Arrested Development fans. I know, you’re as sick as I am of hearing rumors of the show’s rescue go nowhere. But Variety is reporting that both ABC and Showtime are serious about picking up the show should Fox abandon it. No one’s talking on the record yet, and there are a lot of obstacles to a deal with either outlet. Still, ABC is flush with success on the drama front and needs only a good half-hour sitcom to complete its comeback, while Showtime is also bullish these days on quirky comedies, having decided just yesterday to order a second season of multiple Golden Globe nominee Weeds.

So don’t start dancing to ”Mr. Roboto” just yet, but if you feel euphoric enough to turn up Styx on the car radio, be my guest.

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