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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SUCH GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Funniest show to date!
Now all Netflix has to do is put back on streaming Sherlock Holmes by Jeremy Brett! http://bit.ly/v3SrkZ
FACT: EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A ACTOR OR ACTRESS
BUT NOBODY WANTS TO WORK. (9-5 JOB)
But will Netflix still be there in 2013?
Even if they are,Im just gonna find this for free online anyways.
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And there was much rejoicing
Best news I heard all year! It was one of the best shows on television so glad it's coming back.
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.
You're gonna tell the guy in the $6300 suit that his comeback is on Netflix?! COME ON!
This is definitely white people humor.
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?
This Blows me (away). I forgot to say away.
Never Nude for LIFE!!!
Theres nothing wrong with that....There are dozens of us... DOZENS!!
This seriously just made my year. I shall neither be seen or heard.
Yippeee...one of the smartest, funniest and just all around good show to come along in a long, long while......yipppeeeeee