Slip into your Hot Cop costumes, dust off your Franklin dolls and start doing the Chicken Dance! It’s all really happening!
This is one story in which I actually think I haven’t used enough exclamation points: Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz confirmed Oct. 2 that the show will be coming back to TV for an abbreviated season — there will be one episode focusing on where each member of the Bluth family is today — which will lead up to the series’ highly anticipated leap to the big screen.
The six-time Emmy Award-winning FOX sitcom — I’d call it a hit-com, but I hate that word — aired from Nov. 2003 to Feb. 2006, and was tragically canceled due to low ratings. Most of its popularity was generated post-cancelation, with TIME magazine even naming it one of “The 100 Best TV Shows of all-TIME.” (See what they did there? Clever, TIME magazine. Very clever.)
Unsurprisingly, the stars of the show share our excitement. Here’s what they tweeted:
Will Arnett: I’m peeing with @batemanjason at the moment..and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie
Jason Bateman: 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!
Tony Hale: Fun hanging out with the Arrested Development crew today. Even funner hearing more episodes and a movie is on the way!
Assuming the Arrested Development team is able to recapture the magic that made the short-lived series so incredible — which they will, because I trust them with all my heart and soul — the world is in for a wonderful gift.
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