'Arrested Development' crew working on new episodes
January 31st, 2012
02:06 PM ET

'Arrested Development' crew working on new episodes

The idea of new "Arrested Development" episodes may have felt a little too good to be true, but producer Dean Lorey has helpfully provided those anxiously awaiting the show's return with an update.

On his blog, he assures fans that the project is in full swing - with creator Mitch Hurwitz and writer Jim Vallely joining him at the writers table to crank out a new season.

In November of last year, Netflix announced that the new episodes of "Arrested Development" would be available for U.S. Netflix subscribers to stream instantly at some point in 2013.

Better yet, "the original cast is back," Lorey revealed. "There are offices and parking spaces. We're shooting this year."

Although he couldn't give more details (including the show's shooting schedule), Lorey reassures that "it's happening, and it's great to be back with my pals from the show."

Hopefully the often-talked about potential movie isn't too far behind.

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  1. Bertiev Ibukiq

    What's up everybody, I know YouTube video carries less bytes of memory due to that its quality is awful, but this YouTube video has fantastic picture quality.

    August 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Warlock

    I prefer to watch Two and a Half Men because it uses a laugh track to tell me what's funny, so I don't have to think about it.

    February 1, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Denim Dan

    Still, where did the LIGHTER FLUID come from?

    February 1, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. cat

    yahoo! awesome! happy to hear it! no it has no animated creatures or worm holes to other realms! just a good funny show! is Micheal Cera coming back? really?

    February 1, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. ?mylove

    I love this show. Glad its coming back!

    February 1, 2012 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ryan


    February 1, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. Eric

    Awesome news!!!! The funniest show since Seinfeld, so excited for the new episodes!!!

    February 1, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sokman

    Your only comments are on the comments of others & I'm the troll? What's dumber than a troll? A troll that doesn't even know he's a troll.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sokman

    Um... I got nothing for this one. I've seen one episode & thought it was ok, but not great. Famiky Guy isn't bad though

    January 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • KingHippo

      I gotta give these trolls credit for their complete stupidity and unoriginality, but this guy takes the cake. Commenting just for the sake of commenting? Really? So does he just comment on every single article he reads, even if he doesn't have anything to say? He even admitted he had nothing on this one! Please CNN, get off your a$$ and start screening your comment sections. Sorry, but screw the First Amendment on this one. Freedom of speech applies to humans only, not trolls.

      January 31, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Margeaux

    This is a truly funny show. One of the best. Having said that, the last season looked like it was struggling a bit and so had the marriage business that just didn't work. Every character stands out. Bring it on!

    January 31, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dylan

      I think S3 struggled to be as good because Fox cut it down to 13 episodes and they were rushed to tie up loose threads.

      February 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sukieyakie

    The talking dog is the smartest one in the family,and everybody has their hangups.two and a half men is funny back inthe days tv shows were performed in front of a live audience. laughter was real.applaud signs were used too,so people would know when to shut up.

    January 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Paulo Roberto

    Well, I've never seen that TV Show, but it appears to be very funny! Here in Brazil, we have good humorous telecasts, like "The Scare is us” and ”Total Hullabaloo”. In my childhood I used to stay many hours watching tv... I liked a lot!

    January 31, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Suzanne

    One of the best shows on TV and am very happy the cast and show is coming back. Can't wait!!!

    January 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. MBiggenson

    Arrested Development is why most sitcoms just aren't funny, but it's a real easy formula. Just take brilliant writers, have them write hilarious scripts that don't telegraph every joke or require a laugh track (for stupid people), give those scripts to brilliant comedic actors and have them filmed by a brilliant talented director. Unfortunately a show like AD only comes around once every 50 years. If you detest shows like Big Bang and Two and a Half Man, just go out and buy the 3 seasons on DVD of AD and watch them from beginning to end. You're welcome.

    January 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yea...

      Seriously. Laugh tracks are used so the morons watching can recognize the jokes and make themselves laugh along with the studio audience like good little thoughtless lemmings. Laugh tracks aren't necessary when the show is actually funny.

      January 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jim

    Hope episodes will be available via iTunes. F Nteflicks!

    January 31, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sly Sadie

    I have to admit I've never seen the show, but after reading all your posts, it sounds like a hoot! lol. You people are funnier than crap. Now, that's what I call entertaining reading.

    January 31, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. alison

    Arent they the same show? Plus there are no such thing as trolls. Or frankenstiens or vampires. Sorry to burst your burbble.

    January 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  18. deb

    Uh, hello! I feel like I'm on another planet reading these posts..........how is Arrested Development remotely close to The Family Guy? I

    January 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Superhiro

    Great news. Can't wait.

    January 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  20. @cookie

    i feel your pain. you know its the same person when they all post the same amount of time apart, plus if you're like me and have an IP revealer app it makes it easy too. super lame.

    January 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Cookie

    @Guest- yes, i know what they are talking about. do you? To understand the troll, you must know the troll, live with the troll, learn its habits. Some trolls are better than others, most though (examples above) are not. I miss the days when these boards were funny. People actually made fun of the posts and postee. Now its just random sillyness.

    Oh youth where have you gone?

    January 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. alison

    Me too. I like the little talking dog. And that baby that smokes cigars? He is a hoot ! I think this is the best show on tv.

    January 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |


    January 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Guest

    Do any of you d1psh1ts even have a clue what they are talking about?

    January 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Martin Scorseize

    AH, you mean Chester the talking dog. He is the brainchild of a thinktank made up of us important Hollywood moguls. I agree. Chester makes the show SNAP.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  26. LEE LEE

    I like the talking dog. He is cute.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  27. emily

    This show is nothing but a cheap ripoff of the great series called Stargate. The special effects are just terrible though. Thoroughly unwatchable rubbish for fans of PBS and Dr. WHO.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Cookie

    Miracles do happen.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Nate Gordon

    This is the dumbest show on TV. Most of us are getting tired of these cheaply made animated series. Plus Stewie and the talking dog are dumb.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Wrong show d1psh1ts

      January 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • CE123

      Are people reading the same story

      January 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      Can you read? Do you see real people or cartoon characters in the photo? If you still see cartoon characters, contact a therapist immediately.

      January 31, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ugh to the Dumb...


      You are retarded.

      This guy.

      January 31, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Obvious troll is obvious!

      January 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • ?

      What are you guys talking about? Nates obviously got some insight here that you can all don't. Are you sure the web site is displaying properly on your computer because Nate's right.

      February 1, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason McCann

      Go watch American Idol.

      February 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |

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