'Arrested Development' is returning on Netflix
November 21st, 2011
11:17 AM ET

'Arrested Development' is returning on Netflix

Those promising words uttered by "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz in October are coming true: The short-lived series has found new life, and it'll be on Netflix.

The movie delivery and online streaming service announced on Friday via Twitter, "Starting in 2013, all new episodes of 'Arrested Development' will be available exclusively to U.S. Netflix Members to watch instantly!"

The New York Times reports that Netflix hammered out a deal for the new episodes with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television.

Imagine Television's founders Ron Howard and Brian Grazer said in a statement, "Bringing a series back from cancellation almost never happens, but then, 'Arrested' always was about as unconventional as they get, so it seems totally appropriate that this show that broke the mold is smashing it to pieces once again."

Howard, one of the show's producers who also served as "Arrested Development's" narrator, previously tried to temper the excitement that the series was getting new episodes in addition to a potential film by noting that there was "much to be worked out."

But he posted Friday's good news to his Twitter account, adding, "Gotta warm up my throat and start practicing....'it's Arrested....Development...Many thanks to you ever-so-vocal 'Arrested Development' supporters. Wouldn't have gotten here without you."

This is also a momentous occasion for star Jason Bateman, who tweeted, "I don't think I've ever been happier to wear a pair of khakis."

The NYT reports that it's unknown if Bateman's fellow original co-stars, like Will Arnett, will be returning with the Netflix deal, and that it's also unclear how many new episodes will be crafted for the online streaming service.

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  1. foyclbgy

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    December 10, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. AMT

    SUCH GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Funniest show to date!

    November 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Terry S

    Now all Netflix has to do is put back on streaming Sherlock Holmes by Jeremy Brett! http://bit.ly/v3SrkZ

    November 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SKY


    November 22, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Guest

    But will Netflix still be there in 2013?

    Even if they are,Im just gonna find this for free online anyways.

    Im not paying for that guys gay hottub parties

    November 22, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. jb2817

    And there was much rejoicing

    November 22, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jessica

    Best news I heard all year! It was one of the best shows on television so glad it's coming back.

    November 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. smooth deuce

    I don't know who any of these losers are, but do you remember Justine Bateman from Family Ties? that chick was SUPER fine. Like Jennifer Connolly style. Never ages a day in decades. Just always looking elegant and amazing. Kind of like a middle-aged Red Foxx, or Earl Hines. Just pristine skin flawless face and delicate beauty.

    November 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Anomic Office Drone

    You're gonna tell the guy in the $6300 suit that his comeback is on Netflix?! COME ON!

    November 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Red Pison

    This is definitely white people humor.

    November 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Its just not Idiot humor

      Just to tell,If you think humor and other aspects of a person can be reduced to a simple race,you are an Idiot.

      Does race even matter to anyone but Idiots anymore?

      November 22, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. MBluth

    This Blows me (away). I forgot to say away.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pilot5t6

    Never Nude for LIFE!!!

    November 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bluth II

      Theres nothing wrong with that....There are dozens of us... DOZENS!!

      November 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Buster Bluth II

    This seriously just made my year. I shall neither be seen or heard.

    November 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. m0use2

    Yippeee...one of the smartest, funniest and just all around good show to come along in a long, long while......yipppeeeeee

    November 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |

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