New “Arrested Development” Season Coming Exclusively to Netflix!

Remember when we told you the most exciting news of 2011?  No, not the Wii U.  The news that, after five years being cancelled, the incredible Emmy-award-winning comedy Arrested Development was getting one final season and a movie!  Today, they’ve finally pulled back the curtain on the new season and, well, it seems the Bluths won’t be hitting the airwaves, but rather your computer screens in the first half of 2013.

20th Century Fox just inked a deal with Netflix (oh, you know the one) to produce the new episodes exclusively for the US subscribers of Netflix Instant.  Oh, 2013 can’t come fast enough.

This marks the second serious push toward producing original content by Netflix, with Arrested Development complementing a David Fincher political thriller House of Cards, announced earlier this year.  Also of note, Arrested Development marks the third Fox property to be revived from cancellation, with Family Guy and Futurama being the pioneers in that rise from the grave.

And with the resounding success that Fox has seen with these revived shows, is it perhaps worth revisiting other loved, but ill-fated properties to continue this trek to the digital distribution reboot?  Netflix sure could use the positive PR these days, and what could be better PR than keeping the world’s army of nerds squeeing with joy?  And with the increasing number of Netflix-enabled TVs, game consoles, tablets, cell phones, computers, and set-top boxes, there’s a wide audience ready to subscribe for something that has content worth the monthly fee.

I say we start with Firefly.

Written by: Dwight Tejano

Dwight is the founder of Open the Fridge, which he started in 2008 and rebooted in 2010. Due to the nature of early adopting, his bank account is normally empty. He likes to sing in world-renown choruses to forget such things.

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