I recently was able to get in contact with David Anthony Higgins who plays Craig on Malcolm in the Middle! We exchanged a few words via Twitter. David replied to me when asked “what are your thoughts are on a Malcolm in the Middle revival?” David said “I would love to take part in a revival!”
Who knows, with more cast members showing interest the possibility of a MITM revival is even higher! We at MITMVC have been very excited these past few weeks to bring this news, which is the strongest signs we have ever had for a revival. Lets hope for even more news in the coming days and months!
As many of you may have heard there’s a possibility a Malcolm in the Middle Revival on its way!
Many exciting things have been going on, including Frankie Muniz (Malcolm) expressing interest by posting to twitter“How fun would ‘Malcolm in the Mid-Life Crisis’ be! I wonder what Malcolm and his family are up to now!”
Apparently Frankie isn’t the only one interested, Bryan Cranston (Hal) also seems very enthusiastic during a ET Canada interview Bryan says, “It’s been 10 years since Malcolm in the Middle went off the air. It would be nice to be in that guys (Hals) clothes again!”
So far nobody from FOX/any production company has expressed public interest, but let’s all hope for the best and maybe we could see a revival of some sort be it a movie, episode or even a full season!
During the summer of 2000, Fox Television, sponsored by Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and Corn Pops, ran a Where’s Dewey? campaign, to capitalize on the Season 1 finale cliffhanger, which showed Dewey getting lost in some strange town after chasing a red balloon out in the streets.
There was an official Fox teaser website with this theme before the start of Season 2 at the now defunct site www.wheresdewey.com.
Thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, the introductory Flash animation of this site survives, and we have revived it here as a video:
When we last saw the little guy in May’s season finale, he was chasing a paper bag down a random street after his babysitter, guest star Bea Arthur, suffered a heart attack. (Interestingly, Arthur’s character was originally going to kidnap him, but when Fox became skittish about promoting the story line, the producers changed it to Dewey wandering off. ”Even for us, it’s probably not in the best taste to make light of child kidnapping,” notes [series creator Linwood] Boomer, ”so we killed Bea Arthur instead, for the good of America.”) All summer, the net pumped a ”Where’s Dewey?” campaign, which revealed snippets of the sweet tyke wandering all over the country. Alas, trying to glean any hints from the cast as to his whereabouts was about as easy as persuading Survivor contestants to reveal the million-dollar winner. Witness our chat with boy wonder himself, 9-year-old actor Erik Per Sullivan.
EW: So, how many times have your friends asked you, ‘Where’s Dewey?’
Erik: [Sighs] Quite a few. How many times have I given the answer? Zero. They’re like, ‘Where’s Dewey?!?! We’ve got to find this out!!!’ and I’m like, ‘Can’t tell ya, bud. Tough luck.’
Will you tell me if I give you a really yummy candy bar?
[Leans back in chair, smirking] Nope.
Here’s a little ‘flashback’ treat for you, especially the owners of the French and German DVD sets that are being released right now.
Apparently, French journalist Alain Carrazé, who we know from the S2 DVD release, wasn’t the only one to interview the main Malcolm cast (minus Jane) on camera at the 2001 NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives) Market & Conference in Las Vegas.
BreakTV.com, “Your Video Streaming Entertainment Magazine”, was also on hand for a brief chat.
Listen how Bryan Cranston calls NATPE “The National Association of Transsexuals and Perversion Exhibitors”, and what they have to say about meeting Bob Dylan and Tom Cruise!
We just found some great, longish old radio interviews with Justin Berfield and Bryan Cranston from 2000, and one with Chris Masterson and a brief one with Bryan Cranston, both from 2001.
They are with host Mark Snyder of PMP Network, based in Randolph, Massachusetts – that’s why you get some references to Erik Per Sullivan coming from the area and such.
They offer some great insights into the early casting procedures, the initial reception of the show, and other productions the actors were involved in at the time. Because they are RealAudio streams, we converted them to mp3, reduced some rumble, increased the volume and compressed the signal here and there, because the interviewees on the other end of the line were often a bit more muffled.
Bryan Cranston interviewed in early 2000:
Justin Berfield interviewed in early 2000:
Bryan Cranston, 2001:
Chris Masterson, 2001:
Turbine Media Group will finally be releasing the German version of Malcolm in the Middle (Malcolm Mittendrin) on DVD on October 24, 2014.
A Collector’s Box with Seasons 1-3 will contain all 63 episodes on 10 DVDs, but each season can also be bought separately. All episodes come with the original English audio and a German-dubbed track. Unlike the French releases, however, the episodes have not been subtitled in either German or English.
The image transfers will be identical to the French versions. A unique feature of these releases is that while all episodes are presented in the original 16:9 widescreen-format, there is also a menu option to reduce them to the 4:3 format in which they were first aired on TV.
The special features for all seasons will correspond to the French releases, so include the original American bonuses for S1 and the French additions for subsequent seasons. These features are all in English with optional German subtitles.
Depending on sales for the first 3 seasons, the following seasons will hopefully come out in early 2015.
Just to make sure, here’s a list of all special features:
Pilot episode in extended director’s cut + commentary track
Bryan Cranston explains the widescreen version
Alternative cold opens
US TV commercials
45-minute-special documentary about “Malcolm“’s origins (A Stroke of Genius)
3 team-Audio commentaries (160 minutes)
Short documentary on Erik Per Sullivan (Dewey) (Dewey’s Day Job)
Tour of the Malcolm-house by the boys
Behind the scenes with the Malcolm-crew
Episode ‘Company Picnic’ in extended director’s cut
German-speaking fans can join a special Facebook page on the series created by Turbine, which will publish various screenshots and fun facts, but also a generous selection of publicity images frequently taken from our site:
At the Emmy Awards 2014, Bryan won his fourth Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’ for his role as Walter White in Breaking Bad. Emmy win and acceptance speech can be viewed here.
Breaking Bad also won an Emmy in the category ‘Outstanding Drama Series’. Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn won an Emmy in the categories ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor’ and ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress’ for their roles in Breaking Bad.
During the announcement for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series’ Bryan had a little surprise in store for Julia Louis Dreyfus who said she couldn’t remember him being on Seinfeld… click here to see the video
“With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting ‘Breaking Bad,’ ” Bryan Cranston said in the press release announcing his upcoming memoir. The as-yet-untitled book will be published by Scribner in 2015.
Cranston won three best actor Emmy Awards portraying Walter White, the cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who turns to making methamphetamine to support his family. In the show’s five seasons, White — who in a desperate moment came up with the pseudonym Heisenberg — went from everyman to drug kingpin.
The role has become iconic — Heisenberg T-shirts are available just about everywhere, including Wal-Mart. But Cranston, 58, has had a long career as an actor whose skills allowed him to play all kinds of roles.
He was the father in the goofy TV comedy “Malcolm in the Middle,” quietly appeared in the Oscar-winning drama “Argo” and is currently portraying Lyndon Johnson on Broadway.
Sadly due to various real world commitments I can’t find enough time to keep this site updated with news/content.
We have had many awesome people contribute their time to this site over its many years, without these people we would be nothing.
This site isn’t going anywhere, It’s not going to be a fan site that dies away, however it would be great to have new content added on a regular basis.
We are looking for someone who can commit to posting on a regular basis, with news/interesting content. Ideally someone with good basic English and obviously good knowledge of MITM and the actors and their projects.
This role would also lead on to that person becoming a site Administrator if they wished for a bigger commitment.
Please send me a messageexplaining in a few sentences why you would be good for the role. Prior involvement in our site makes for a strong candidate, but we welcome new members of our community also.
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