The Bluths Are Back! New Season and Movie

It’s the talk of the interwebs right now. The Bluth family is back in business!

I know we were all sad when ‘Arrested Development’ finally got canned due to low ratings on Fox. Rumors had it that the creators wanted to make a movie, but nothing seemed to come of it for a long time. Well, according to the Inside TV Blog on (along with a slew of other entertainment sites out there), ‘Arrested Development’ will indeed be coming back for a movie. But, get this! We’re also getting a short “nine to ten episode season” to update us on the characters before the planned movie.

I knew that the movie was a go as soon as I heard Jason Bateman solidly confirm it when he was a guest on NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me’. However, I had no idea that show runner Mitchell Hurwitz was planning to do another season of any kind. This is absolutely great news to a fan like me.

According to, Hurwitz and company are in talks with Showtime and Netflix to air the shortened season before the movie caps everything off. All of this was confirmed when Hurwitz announced his plans to fans at the New Yorker Festival.

What do you think? There’s no way this could be bad news at all, as far as I’m concerned. ‘Arrested Development’ was one of the best shows of the past two or three decades. It was too bad that in a land where shows like ‘Two and a Half Men’ reign supreme, this one had an increasingly difficult time finding a large audience. Still, the show carved out one of the most rabid niche fan bases out there. It’s because of that loyalty that this is happening now. The show wouldn’t be brought back unless people really loved it.

I can’t wait!


    • I agree, but this is definitely the most solid bit of news to appear since 2006 considering it comes from Hurwitz.

      What concerns me is the phrase “in talks with.” Showtime and Netflix should realize that there is always money in the banana stand.

  1. EM

    On the one hand, I’m excited for the return of Arrested Development; but on the other, sometimes the magic is not recaptured. Still, I’ll follow further “developments” with cautious optimism.

    (Note: there is an improperly closed em element near the end of Aaron’s second paragraph that, in at least one browser, is causing italics to spill over most of the rest of the page.)

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