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'Arrested Development' On Netflix: Jason Bateman, Ron Howard React

First Posted: 11/18/11 09:48 PM ET   Updated: 11/18/11 10:55 PM ET

With the announcement that "Arrested Development" is coming back with all new episodes on web streaming service Netflix, it was only appropriate that the show's star and producer would take to the internet to celebrate the revival.

"Netflix is gassing up the staircar! I don't think I've ever been happier to wear a pair of khakis," leading man Jason Bateman tweeted Friday night, referring to a vehicle his character, Michael Bluth, drove on the show, as well as the business casual slacks that he wore throughout the series.

Ron Howard, the series' producer and narrator, tweeted, "Gotta warm up my throat and start practicing.... 'it's Arrested.... Development' Good news," and followed up by thanking the series' hardcore fan base, writing, "Many thanks to you ever-so-vocal Arrested Development supporters Wouldn't have gotten here without you."

In early October, the cast broke the news that they would be bringing the show back for ten new episodes and a movie, though it was unclear where those episodes would air. Along with Bateman, the show starred David Cross, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia De Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat and Jessica Walter as members of an eccentric family under federal investigation for financial crimes perpetrated by its patriarch, played by Jeffrey Tambor.

A critical darling that amassed a wildly devoted following, the series was nonetheless canceled after three seasons and six Emmy Awards. Smart and self-aware, the show would often joke about its on-the-fence status with pleas for renewal within actual episodes. Better late than never, those calls were finally answered.

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  • Arrested Development - Chicken Dance

    The famous Chicken Dance sequences from the best comedy ever created, Arrested Development. Credit: YouTube

  • Best of Tobias

    The very best of Tobias. Credit: YouTube

  • Arrested Development Season 3 Blooper Reel

    Arrested Development Season 3 bloopers! Credit: YouTube

  • Tobias Funke Analrapist

    Famous line from legendary actor David Cross. Credit: YouTube

  • Arrested Development S2 bloopers

    Season 2 blooper moments! Credit: YouTube

  • Arrested Development - Blue Man 1

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  • Arrested Development - Analrapist 2

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  • You Were Just A Turd

    From Arrested Development Season 1 Episode 21 - Not My Daughter Credit: YouTube

  • Arrested Development: Motherboy

    Nothing's stronger than a mother's love. All credits go to FOX. Music added to avoid copyright infringement. Credit: YouTube

  • Arrested Development - The Cornballer

    Very funny moment when Michael leans on the cornballer. Also Tobais crying in the shower. Credit: YouTube

  • Arrested Development movie 'to be shot next year'

    Jason Bateman gives Digital Spy an update on the 'Arrested Development' movie. Credit: Digital Spy YouTube


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