'Arrested Development': The 5 best things about the new season

The return of “Arrested Development,” the cult comedy brought back to life as an exclusive series on Netflix, has many fans jumping for joy. After binge-watching the 15-episode offering, which was released at 3 a.m. EDT on May 26, we tell you the five best things about season four of “the story of a family whose future was abruptly cancelled.”


1. The fact it’s even back


When the show’s first broadcaster, Fox, pulled the plug in 2006 due to low ratings and insufficient advertiser funding, many fans were disappointed. “Arrested Development” creator Mitchell Hurwitz put so much effort into creating a comedic universe of recurring jokes, brilliant wordplay, and general shenanigans. Even though the show won six Emmys, it was still axed. But as the series gained popularity through word-of-mouth and DVD sales, Netflix fulfilled the hopes and dreams of a fanbase when Ted Sarandos, the video service’s chief content officer, announced in April 2012 that “Arrested Development” would return the following year.

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