Jason Bateman Officially Signs on For Arrested Development: Season 5

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There is no timeline provided as to when Season 5 will be released either. It would no doubt be an interesting move, but we're not sure how well fans would take to it.

On Friday night, Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth, probably the most normal member of the Bluth family) confirmed that he had officially signed on to do more Arrested Development.

He plays pivotal character Michael Bluth in the series, struggling to hold his dysfunctional, wealthy family together.

The fourth season, which was created for Netflix in 2013, was considered a mixed bag even by die-hard fans.

An Emmy victor for best comedy series in 2004, Arrested Development originally ran on Fox from 2003-2006. Season 4 ended with Buster's (Hale) arrest following the death of Lucille Two (Liza Minnelli). "Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today". "We're plugging along. It's a long, complex deal", Sarandos reportedly said. "The talent is very busy. and it's owned by Fox", though he confirmed discussions with the cast were underway.

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So, just how "arrested" is the pending Season 5 production of Arrested Development?

Twentieth Century Fox Television and Netflix have yet to comment on the new season, so we'll have to see if we're actually getting those 17 episodes. Although it has been some time since the series last offered new content, viewers can stream the first four seasons on Netflix.

Be ready for more "Arrested Development".

Season five of Arrested Development is officially a go!

The show originally ran for three seasons in the early 2000s to widespread critical acclaim, but it wasn't a commercial hit.