‘Arrested Development’ is probably coming back…? Steve Holt!


I wasn’t even going to talk about this because I didn’t even want to let love in and hope against hope. According to Mitch Hurwitz, Arrested Development is coming back. Hurwitz is the creator of the show, and he’s teased this sh-t before, and nothing has ever come of it. But Hurwitz and the stars of AD did a panel discussion at the New York Film Festival, and it sounds like… this might be happening?

The idea is that they’ll film a mini-series, like, a half-season of 10 to 12 episodes where we find out what’s happened to all of the characters since the end of the show. Then, that miniseries will become the platform for an actual movie. It sounds too good to be true. It sounds like a dream. I can’t… I won’t… I’ll believe it when I see it. Read more at Entertainment Weekly. It really sounds too good to be true. Here’s the video from the NYFF:

Chicken dance!

I’ve written about my love of AD before – that show was so awesome, so funny, so well-written and developed and acted that I still have residual feelings of warmth for every single person who ever appeared on it. Except maybe David Cross, but even then, I don’t hate him. Sigh… I’m going to find my DVDs and have an AD marathon this week. STEVE HOLT!





Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Samigirl says:

    “These are my awards, Mother. From Army.”
    “I’m afraid I just blue myself.”
    “You’re my third least-favorite child.”

    How could anyone NOT like this show? I cannot WAIT. I really REALLY cannot wait!

  2. rentho says:

    i hope this is true i loved this show

  3. AcornPaste says:

    AD is such an excellent show. Pity it only lasted three seasons while inferior shows such as Gossip Girl and HIMYM are now into their 12th season.


    Also that Jason Bateman picture is hilarious!

  4. taylor says:

    I’m so excited! I really, really hope this is true. And with the lead-in mini-series thing, it’s even better than “just” a movie!

  5. Chereth Cutestory says:

    I just blue myself.

  6. Boo says:

    I need the one-armed man to help me teach George Michael a lesson.

    You can’t–he’s dead. You killed him when you left the door open with the air conditioner on.

  7. Erinn says:

    There ARE a lot of worse television shows on @acornpaste… but I do enjoy HIMYM. You have to take into account that just because you don’t like something, it doesn’t make it terrible.

    I can’t stand a lot of tv shows, but I don’t say that they’re terrible, just that I don’t like them.

    I am SOOO excited for AD. I’m really hoping they’ll get a move on this… hopefully everyone’s schedules will allow it.

  8. irishserra says:

    That is some really awesome news…

  9. aloe juice says:

    How can you not adore David Cross, he was one of the best characters!!

  10. tiredofrumers says:

    i’m only looking forward to this because if it happens, people will finally shut up about this overrated show.

  11. nothingbutflowers says:

    Exciting news. Now if they would just bring back Firefly… Am cautiously optimistic after the 5 year hiatus but will, of course, have to watch!

    “Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?”

  12. konspiracytheory says:

    You’re going to get hop-ons.

  13. Heather M (Heather) says:

    LOVE Arrested Development! Such a brilliant show–even more so than most people realize. I watched with a friend of mine who is incredibly well versed in television history and trivia, and he caught little “inside” jokes that were obviously meant for people like him. I thought it was amazing prior to watching with him, but I now realize it is pure brilliance!!!

    Can’t wait for more!!!

  14. layla says:

    Best. Show . Ever . !

    *Heeeeye Hermano…..

    *Has ANYONE in this family ever seen a chicken before!?

    *Not tricks, Michael, illusions. A trick is something a wh*re does for money … Or cocaine!

  15. mln76 says:

    This is one of my all time fav TV shows buy I got to say IMO its OK that it was cancelled I prefer 2 perfect seasons and one really good one then an additional 5 years of dreck.
    Any tv/movie exec who doesn’t gee light this deserves the chicken dance.

  16. lolas says:

    “I am white/and I am brown/there’s so much pressure to be bright/I’ve got kids all over town…” hilariously inappropriate Franklin Comes Alive.

  17. lucy2 says:

    Baby, you got a stew going!

    I’m so happy I want to hang banner and drive a stair car through it. I’ll be sure to wear my dress eyebrows to watch each episode.

    And that’s why you always leave a note…

    My favorite comedy EVER, and you used my favorite Buster photo! This is the best news and I’m so excited. I was planning on doing another rewatch soon anyway, but now can’t wait!

  18. Brittney says:

    I’ve watched an episode or two at least once a week since the show was cancelled, and I’ve been warily excited every time they’ve teased us with a movie. I never even dreamed that a return to TV would be possible, though, and somehow this time the news feels pretty real. The return of the Bluths?!?! I’ve been pinching myself all morning.

    Also, when I read the story early this morning, I hoped you’d cover it, what with all the sly in-jokes you put in some of your articles (“Her?”)… your affinity for the show is one of my favorite things about you. I’m cautiously exuberant right along with you. They’d better not be stringing us along.

  19. Launicaangelina says:

    Yay! Yay! Yay!!!

  20. MissyA says:

    “Make love in your own hand, mother!”

    This is the best news I’ve heard all week! Spread the word that Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution is back! “Teamocil!”

  21. Kasey says:

    I hope this is true! Although I’m a bit cautious and wary that the mini-series and movie deliver. I’ve made quite a bit of comments on this site that refer to this show (the article where that girl from 30 Rock got voted hottest woman or something) so I think this is SOOOOO Awesome!

  22. lucy2 says:

    “Loose seal! Loose seal!”
    “I don’t care about Lucille anymore!”
    “And that’s when the seal bit Buster’s hand off.”

    “They’re not real cops, they’re just strippers! Can’t you see how hot they are?”

    Apparently everyone has pretty much confirmed this is a GO!
    Tonight I’m going to seek out the full video of the panel, but here’s a clip – CHICKEN DANCE REUNION!!! Gob’s is still my fave.

  23. Cleo says:

    Disney World should replace their Sci Fi drive in movie theme restaurant to an AD theme. It’d be less torture on the wait staff who have to watch the same 20 minute loop of B movie clips during an 8 hour shift and any newbie can walk in on any scene of AD and be entertained. It never gets old.

  24. Stubbylove says:

    “They’re illusions Michael, tricks are for whores”. -Gob

  25. murmur says:


    “Whenever she’d change clothes, she made me wait on the balcony until zip up–yet anything goes at bath time.”

    “Say good bye to these!”

  26. lucy2 says:

    “We are not the only ones who kill trees. What about beavers? You call yourself an acitivist? Why don’t you go out and club some beavers?”

  27. bigchili says:

    I loved this show & then when it came back for the unexpected third seasoon and they had to figure out how to make all of the things from the second season finale work. Awesome. This just made my day.

  28. lucy2 says:

    I feel the urge to pick up a whole jar of candy beans on my way home…

  29. Jen D says:

    Half the fun of this show coming back are all the out-of-context quotes;) Oh, the memories! My favorite was always: “NO TOUCHING!”


    “Buster, who hadn’t had this much alcohol since being breastfed….”

  30. Mandi says:

    Trying not to get my hopes up, but this would be great! Loved the show!

  31. layla says:

    @Jen D (#29):
    The beauty about AD quotes is that even IN context were brilliantly OUT (or sideways) of context! – haha!

  32. Jen D says:


    I was going to talk about how Tobias is the world’s first “analrapist,” but thought that might be too much;)

  33. aang says:

    should i be ashamed to admit that this is my kid’s (10 + 13) favorite show? it is too funny not to let them watch it.

  34. Jen D says:


    No way! It just shows that your kids are cool.

  35. Incredulous says:

    They finally added a potato and a carrot, baby.

    Also, STEVE HOLT!

  36. Rosie says:


  37. AcornPaste says:

    No Aang – it just shows your kids have taste 🙂

  38. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Oh please let it be true!

  39. Jules says:

    “There’s always money in the banana stand”

    “Yeah Micheal, we ARE going to South America, to Portugal”

  40. tracy vaiuso says:

    this is great news – I thought the movie would never happen

  41. lucy2 says:

    I’m playing the pilot on Netflix right now.
    “Everything they do is so dramatic and flamboyant…it makes me want to set myself on fire!”