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Arrested Development Gets Official Netflix Premiere Date and an Extra Episode
How does that crow taste, Arrested Development 2.0 naysayers?
Creator Mitch Hurwitz and several Bluth faves (including Will Arnett and Jeffrey Tambor) took the stage Tuesday at a Netflix-sponsored event, and revealed exciting new details about the second coming of the erstwhile comedy.
First up, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos confirmed that Arrested‘s upcoming fourth season — which goes into production this summer and consists of 10 new episodes — will be released in its entirety on the pay-streaming site sometime in 2013.
Other fun takeaways from the Netflix event (courtesy of Vulture):
• The new season will no longer be in anthology form, focusing on one Bluth or extended family member per episode (as was previously reported). Rather, Hurwitz said the reboot “is now evolving into becoming more like the old show again.”
• Bob Loblaw lives! When asked about the possibility of Scott Baio reprising his role as the Bluth’s attorney, Hurwitz confirmed, “We will bring him back… It’s kind of a one-joke thing. But if you guys don’t mind bringing it back, we’ll give it to you.”
• Hurwitz isn’t ruling out a fifth season. “We would love this to be the first first of many visits,” he shared.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• Fox’s new dating show, Take Me Out, premieres Thursday, June 7 at 8/7c, and we’ve got your exclusive first look at the fast-paced, high-energy series.
• Michael Weston (House) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of White Collar playing a criminal who has eluded Peter since the start of his career, per The Hollywood Reporter.
• The fifth and final season of Damages premieres Wednesday, July 11 at 9 pm on DirecTV Audience Network.
• One Life to Live alum Trevor St. John (ex-Todd/Victor) is set to appear in the May 13 episode of The Client List, ABC Soaps In Depth reports. He’ll play — what else — a customer of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s “masseuse” Riley.
• Nurse Jackie co-creators Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius are exiting the Showtime series, which recently wrapped production on its fourth season. Per Deadline, the pay cabler is currently looking for a replacement showrunner — which makes a Season 5 pickup a safe bet.
• VH1 has given the green light to Big Ang, a Mob Wives spinoff (set to bow this summer) starring standout Angela Raiola. This spin-off news was first reported by HollywoodLife.com.
• TLC has ordered a second season of its outrageous docu-series My Crazy Obsession, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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