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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Arrested Development To Return With More Episodes, Confirm The Power Of Prayer

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? This news implies some sort of supernatural intervention to me, by a force that surrounds us and penetrates us and binds the galaxy together but most importantly penetrates us. While on the show's panel at The New Yorker Festival this weekend with the cast, show creator Mitch Hurtwitz apparently revealed plans to give Arrested Development a new 9 or 10 episode run before going forward with the upcoming Arrested Development movie. 20th Century Fox is allegedly in talks with both Netflix and Showtime to potentially air the limited series, which will "have each installment focus on a different member of the Bluth clan."

"It's true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early '13. VERY excited!," Jason Bateman tweeted yesterday. This is ancient astronaut-level shit for real.

  • Crackerjacker

    So very happy at this. 2013 seems so very far away, is my only complaint.

  • http://twitter.com/joshung Joshua Ungerleider

    All it took was the cast calling FOX a chicken while doing their impressions.

  • http://www.shutupshelley.net/ Shelley

    Crazy exciting news, but I can't help but be a little apprehensive. I've seen enough of those horror movies where someone really beloved dies a painfully premature death. And then there's a miracle solution that will resurrect them with the promise of everything being exactly the same as before. Except something always goes wrong, and things are never the same as they once were.

    Basically what I'm saying is either this TV/Movie combo will be the greatest thing to happen in the history of ever, or it will murder us all.

  • Nick S

    Hopefully they'll be as good as Running Wilde!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Worcester/818292220 Ben Worcester

    For whatever reason, I have this hunch that they will all get together and just not miss a beat, getting right back into it. Perhaps I am being naive, but I think Mitch Hurwitz wouldn't want to do it if he didn't think it could live up to the old stuff.