According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime unveiled four new series at the Television Critics Assn.'s winter press tour Thursday -- but Arrested Development wasn't one of them.

Showtime president of entertainment Robert Greenblatt confirmed recent reports that Showtime was in negotiations with 20th Century Fox Television to pick up the Fox comedy but warned that no deal has been reached. "I always thought it was a better fit for a cable network than a broadcast network," Greenblatt said of Arrested. "It really does fit in with a lot of things that we're doing."

While Greenblatt declined to get into the specifics of the negotiations, he noted that one crucial deal point hinged on the involvement of Mitch Hurwitz, creator and executive producer of Arrested. Hurwitz has not decided whether he wants to continue working on the show given, as Greenblatt put it, the "emotional roller coaster" the series has been during its three-year run.

Brian B.