Back into Production!!!

Talk about the finale of Christmas Presents!

Big, big news for Arrested Development fans.
The show is coming back with all new episodes in 2013, exclusively to Netflix.

For the first time in their histories, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Imagine Television will produce original first-run entertainment content for Netflix, reports USA TODAY's Gary Levin. They are bringing back the acclaimed series to production with new episodes, five years after it was canceled.
Said Imagine Entertainment co-founders Ron Howard and Brian Grazer in the announcement: "Of all the projects we've been involved with over the years, we probably get more questions about Mitch Hurtwitz's brilliant Arrested Development than any other. Everyone, ourselves included, seems to feel like the Bluths left the party a bit too soon."

They added, "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."

I don't think we'll see a Family Guy type of story here, where the show comes back and continues to crank out seasons well after its original cancellation.  There are potential scheduling conflicts, with Will Arnett (Gob), currently on the modest hit NBC show Up All Night, which may get a second season, and Portia De Rossi (Lindsay), who doesn't have anything on her IMDB page blocking a return, but that's another cast member who is in doubt.

Still, you have to think where there's a will, there's a way.  Jason Bateman, who became a go-to comedy star after the show's release, has said that they are looking for a summer 2012 production schedule.  And we may still see a movie, yet.  This is incredible news for Arrested Development fans.  Here's hoping 2013 will be full of new Arrested content.

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