its not actually a real contingent in the contract, however they did voice that they wanted to have him. also, if the contract was officially declined or taken off the table because they "knew" it was over, they would have to make an announcement about it. so although mitch has said he wont be back, the contract doesnt stipulate that he has to be there, it was really just a statement made by the showtime president saying that he wanted mitch if he would have AD but its not manditory, who knows. like i say a lot, it obviously looks bad, but if anything was 100% official, we would find out not through an "e" interview or any other interview, it would be an official staement by either showtime, 20th century fox or imagine saying that the deal has been taken off the table or it has been declined. none of that has happened yet, only people saying that mitch is off, none saying what showtime and the others have done yet
Tobias: "Oh, now you're mocking me you selfish cunt- try music loving lady"
Bender: "Oh! I see how it is! A bunch of stuff gets bent, so it must be the robot designed for bending!"