While many prepare for the trials and tribulations of another year to come, we TV fans know the truth: 2013 belongs to the glorious return of 'Arrested Development' with new episodes on Netflix! All 2012 we'd been drooling with anticipation for the revival series, complete with plenty of guest stars new and old, but only a "spring 2013" release date to go on. Has Netflix finally revealed the long-awaited premiere date? Do the apparent episode titles reveal anything about the plot? New details inside!
Years though it's been, every day in the wait for new 'Arrested Development' episodes brings with it a renewed sense of anticipation to see our favorite Bluths once more. We've followed every casting development and a bit of additional content, but the latest 'Arrested Development' season 4 push might be the strangest yet. In advance of the Netflix revival in the spring, the pay-content streaming service has added all the in-universe movies and TV to its instant roster, but to what end? What secrets are hidden in the videos?
It's been a good while since we've had any real news from the long-awaited fourth season of 'Arrested Development,' but it seems the Bluth family has decided to give us an early Christmas present. Not only is the Netflix revival season still due in the sprring, all episodes to be released at once, but we've confirmed that 'Arrested Development' season 4 has grown from it's initial 10-episode order! How big will the new season be, and will it lead to the movie?
Yesterday brought the news that 'Mad Men' star John Slattery would further his career by once again directing several episodes of the AMC drama's upcoming season, but lately we've been at a criminal loss for fresh 'Arrested Development' news. We know that Slattery will take a role in the coming Netflix revival season, set to hit in its entirety spring 2013, but who might the silver fox play? What do Slattery's most recent comments reveal about his role?
The sitcom is, and always shall be, an ever-changing art. There exists no perfect formula for success between various three-camera and single-camera efforts over the years. While some may bemoan the heightened situations and laugh tracks of a three-camera outing like the modern 'Big Bang Theory,' others remember how 'Cheers' and 'Seinfeld' among others perfected the format. So according to a recent '60 Minutes' poll, what's the greatest sitcom of all time? Is it as funny as a bag of airline peanuts?
It's here, it's here! No, not Hurricane Sandy. Well, that too, but we digress. The first official photograph from Netflix's upcoming fourth season of 'Arrested Development' has hit the web courtesy of Conan O'Brien, and it's...well...let's just say we're not seeing much yet we haven't already seen. So, which Bluths do you think pop up in the first official still? And which recent guest stars are already putting in an appearance?
We don't often give dude-bro-tastic lawyer drama 'Franklin & Bash' a great deal of attention, unless it's picked up for a third season, or Mark-Paul Gosselaar attempts to take over the entirety of ABC's Tuesday night lineup. Still, it's of interest to note that the TNT series appears to have unceremoniously dropped star Garcelle Beauvais in advance of the third season. Thankfully, there are always parts in the banana stand, as the actress will next head to 'Arrested Development' season 4!
Throw some new tallies on both sides of the 'Arrested Development' season 4 board? Last night, the once and future 'Arrested Development' star Will Arnett dropped by 'Conan' in promotion of NBC's 'Up All Night,' but couldn't resist sharing a few secrets of the upcoming 'Arrested Development' reunion, particularly with two of his cast-mates sitting beside him! That's right, not only will Andy Richter return for the revival, but his late night boss Conan O'Brien will put in an appearance as well!
At this point, it would probably be best if Mitch Hurwitz and the folks behind Netflix's 2013 'Arrested Development' reunion simply put up a sign that all the original guest star will make an appearance. We've already heard of Liza Minnelli, Henry Winkler and Scott Baio, even Jeff Garlin, so it's little surprise to lean that the ever-thrifty Carl Weathers will be putting in an appearance as well. But will he have found a new source of fortune, or still have a rather lean stew going?
Sure, we love all the tidbits, photos and casting announcements that have emerged regarding Netflix's fourth season of 'Arrested Development' but it's hard to stay focused when we still have until spring 2013 to see them. That glorious day will come but in the meantime, why not reflect on what made the show so wildly successful with fans and critics alike (but not viewers) in the first place? That's exactly what two fans set out to do in 2007, and the bananas of their labor have finally arrived!