'Arrested Development' will return for 17 new episodes, says executive producer

However, Netflix has yet to make any kind of announcement about a new season

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Arrested Development is to return for a further 17 episodes, the show's executive producer Brian Glazer has revealed.

Discussing the cult US sitcom on Bill Simmons' podcast yesterday (April 7), Glazer said: "I love Arrested Development. But it never - it was never a huge thing. But people are loyal to it, and we're going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for Arrested Development."

Netflix has yet to make any kind of announcement about a new season of Arrested Development. The streaming service revived the show for a fourth season in 2013 after a seven-year hiatus, launching 15 brand new episodes simultaneously. Original cast members Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Michael Cera all reprised their roles as members of the eccentric and dysfunctional Bluth clan.

However, the new season received mixed reviews from TV critics and many fans objected to what creator Mitch Hurwitz described as the "anthology" format, whereby each episode revolved around a single Bluth family member. Arrested Development originally aired on US network Fox for three seasons from 2003 to 2006 before being cancelled.

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