Arrested Development, the beloved sitcom about a wealthy dysfunctional family, is being given a 17-episode order, executive producer Brian Grazer told The B.S. Report.
"I love Arrested Development, but it [was] never a huge thing," Grazer said. "But people are loyal to it, and we're going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for Arrested Development."
The show, which stars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter, originally aired on Fox for three seasons from 2003 to 2006. Six years after it was canceled, Netflix revived the show and on May 26, 2013, released a 15-episode fourth season. In August 2014, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told USA Today he was "positive" there would be a fifth season of the show. Netflix had no comment for BuzzFeed News when asked about the new episodes.
Reps for Grazer and Imagine Entertainment, the show's production company, did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.
As Lucille (Jessica Walter) would say:
Watch Grazer talk about Arrested Development at the 24:28 minute mark:
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