Arrested Development to Return for 17 Episodes on Netflix, Says Brian Grazer

April 7, 2015 8:21 PM

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Arrested Development’s 15 new episodes on Netflix in 2013 felt like a minor miracle for comedy fans, the return of a fiercely beloved cult show years after it had been canceled. So will 17 new episodes, recently promised by producer Brian Grazer though not yet confirmed by Netflix, be met with the same hosannas? Or is this just yet another exhausting addition to a world in which literally nothing seems capable of dying without being rebooted a decade later.

A little bit of both, we imagine. Arrested Development remains a enormous cultural touchstone of the last decade, reigniting the careers of Jason Bateman and Jeffrey Tambor, introducing us to jokes still repeated everywhere, and proving, even in its brief three seasons, that TV comedy could take a s...

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