During an appearance on the Today Show on Thursday to promote his role in Michael Bay's shell-shocking new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film (which comes out this weekend), Will Arnett confirmed one of Hollywood's worst-kept secrets: The Bluth family will return to Netflix at some point in the undisclosed future. "We are going to do more Arrested Development," he told Today's social media correspondent (LOL) Carson Daly. "Ted Sarandos and Netflix kind of let the cat out of the bag on that one. It's something we all want to do, so we're excited."

Arnett is referring to comments that Sarandos, a.k.a. Netflix's chief content officer made to USA Today earlier in the week; he told the paper he was "positive" another season would happen, and that "it's just a matter of when." 

You can watch the Today clip below in case you still feel like this news is an illusion (a trick is something a whore does for money).


As you're probably well aware, Netflix resurrected the comedy in 2013, seven years after Fox canceled it after three seasons. Season 4 was not as well received as those that preceded it, and even made our list of the 10 Biggest Disappointments of 2013 after it failed to live up to admittedly very high expectations. 

One reason that Season 4 didn't quite hit was that its non-chronological structure often made it feel disjointed... and one reason for the non-chronological structure was that the cast members' busy schedules prevented them from filming together as an ensemble. Unfortunately, it sounds like the same thing could possibly happen again, especially with Arnett starring on CBS's The Millers, Tony Hale starring on Veep, Jeffrey Tambor starring on Amazon's upcoming Transparent, Jason Bateman doing movies, and so on.

Which brings me to this very important question: Do you still want more Arrested Development, or should we accept that what we had in the early 2000s was special and move on?

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AIRED ON 5/26/2013

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They're worst episode is still better than most of the crap called comedy on tv these days. Can't wait.
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I want more Arrested Development now! Season 4 was definitely different than previous seasons and it sucked not having the cast together as much, but on the whole it was a lot of fun and made for good binge-watching.
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I have yet to watch season 4. Meh.
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I'll give this an "it depends", and by that I mean it depends on if they can break the bad habits of the writing of the Netflix season, which got lost in bad ideas and dumb jokes they fell in love with and tried to use as foundations, and longwinded storylines that demanded we keep watching to see why they'd be funny once you got the joke 10 hours later only to find out they weren't funny at all.

I don't mind another season where the cast is fractured most of the time so long as the writing is good.
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my bro-in-law has a gf named anne, so the wife and i call her egg and no one else knows what the hell we're talking about. hah
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5 seasons and a movie!
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The idea of just making a couple of really clever movies appeals to me more than a season.
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And I bet it'll be easier to round up the cast for a two hour movie then for thirteen+ episodes.
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I would love this news if they return to the original format of the show, rather than the one character perspective of S4. (As a few other people have said below).
That seems to be the general consensus, hope they're listening!
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"Season 4 was not as well received as those that preceded it, and even made our list of the 10 Biggest Disappointments of 2013 after it failed to live up to admittedly very high expectations."

Come on, season 4 was really good and in any case highways ahead any other comedy on TV, except maybe Community, Archer and Rick & Morty which are the only shows even in the same league.
I think the problem lies in unrealistically high expectations after 7(!) years of clamoring for more AD, and also people who wanted more of the exact same were put off just because it was different.
That being said, I don't know if they'll be able to pull off another season with the same structure that would feel as organic as s4, if they had to do it again because of the cast's other engagements.

"a trick is something a whore does for money"

Or candy!
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AD season 4 was in my eyes better than season 3, (and I loved season 3, just not as much as 1 or 2) and I liked the way it was structured a lot, it was amazing that they managed to pull off jokes told from different perspectives in the "same" scene.

That said, I don't really want something too similar to the fourth season, doing it again would just cheapen it. I hope they manage to make an eventual fifth season more similar to the old seasons.

Oh, and why isn't the fourth season on blu ray? I want to own it, but not in SD.
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I will take Season 4 of Arrested Development over most any show on tv today. It wasn't the same as seasons 1-3 but I still really enjoyed it. I'm always up for more - but I'd be willing to wait if it meant a return to the normal episode structure of seasons 1-3.
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What you said.
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I think if they want do it, do it with the intentions of making something much better than last season.
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Guys do it properly or don't do it all. None of the actors' other jobs are anywhere near as good as AD. If you're committed to the show then be committed to the show for realzies.
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Eh, Jason Bateman and Alia Shawkat have a ton of movies lined up. Like 4-5 upcoming for each. Jessica Walter - Archer, which can rival AD in terms of quality.
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Archer does nothing for me and I've yet to see any of the AD actors carry a movie well.
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I loved the 4th season of Arrested Development, and thought the way they worked around the actor's schedule was actually very well done. That being said, I was hoping that they would try to find a way to get the characters back together more if they made a 5th season. Though, I'll gladly take more Arrested Development I can get it.
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The choice to EVER let these guys go their separate ways instead of big contracts for several more seasons:

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If the show can actually get the cast together and become and ensemble show again, that where it's strength lies. These episodes that focus on a specific character weren't very good, or all that funny. No offense to Mitch Hurwitz, but the strength isn't just in the writing, it's in the actors and how they interact and riff with each other. For example, Gob's chicken dance was invented by Will Arnett, not the writers.
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