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New Episodes of 'Arrested Development' Will Debut on Netflix Instant, Creators Say

Will Arnett plays G.O.B. in Arrested Development's pilot episode. Screengrab.
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The creators of "Arrested Development" announced that they have teamed up with Netflix to teach you a lesson about canceling your instant subscription. The fourth season of "Arrested Development" — six years in the works — will debut on Netflix instant in 2013, the creators said on Friday.

"Bringing a series back from cancellation almost never happens, but then, ‘Arrested’ always was about as unconventional as they get, so it seems totally appropriate that this show that broke the mold is smashing it to pieces once again," the founders of Imagine, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, said in a statement.

Earlier the creators of Arrested Development said that they were bringing the series back for a 9 or 10 episode arc before bringing the show to the big screen. The entire cast is expected to return, a person close to the project told the Los Angeles Times. It is not clear how many episodes Netflix ordered from Twentieth Century Fox Television.