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Photos: Jason Bateman On Set of "Arrested Development"

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For those clamoring "pics or it didn't happen!" in regards to word that Tuesday marked the official start of shooting for the new season of "Arrested Development," well, we've got you covered.

Actor Jason Bateman, just one member of the full original cast slated to come back for the fourth season of the resurrected comedy--this time for Netflix and not Fox--was spotted studying up on his lines on the set.

Of course, there are some doubters, citing Bateman's past Tweets of photos about the reunion. The AV Club says a pic Bateman sent our from the set (or the purported "set") "is a mixture of sort-of convincing detail (Bateman says, "First day" and there are cameras shooting something!) and a complete absence of anything concretely related to Arrested Development," adding this is just another part of the "increasingly complex web of lies Bateman and Co. are spinning."

Their theory? It's all a ploy to get you to tune in to "Workaholics." Hmmm. What do you think? (We think the AV Club is just having fun being a little leery of getting stung by the pains of rumors; they've balked before at Bateman's photo Tweets.)

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If you're still a believer in the "Arrested Development" reborn series, keep hanging on to your dream: Netflix will air all of the 10 episodes of the new season next year, which was cancelled on broadcast TV in 2006, but a date for the show's debut has not been set.

It's Happening! Photos From the Writers' Room of "Arrested Development"