Finally! ‘Arrested Development’ Will Officially Return to TV in 2013


We’ve been hearing rumors about the return of cult favorite Arrested Development, which was cancelled in 2006, for years now, and while they’ve been getting more and more believable in recent months, we’ve sort of had our doubts the whole time. Well, now it’s official. According to Variety, 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television have struck a deal with Netflix to license new episodes of Arrested Development to starting in “early 2013.” As Jason Batemen tweeted, “Netflix is gassing up the staircar! I don’t think I’ve ever been happier to wear a pair of khakis.”Don’t get too excited yet, though: while all of the stars have expressed interest in returning to the show, no deals have been cemented. As producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer stated, “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.” Our question is, will this do anything to heal the huge gap between Netflix and its embittered users (and ex-users)? Let us know what you think in the comments.

[via Variety]