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February 27, 2013

Ben Stiller to return to 'Arrested Development'

The actor will make another guest appearance as magician Tony Wonder during the show's new season

Ben Stiller to return to 'Arrested Development'

Ben Stiller is to make another guest appearance on Arrested Development, Entertainment Weekly has revealed.

The actor will reprise his earlier guest role as Tony Wonder, a rival magician to Will Arnett's character Gob, in one episode of the new season. Stiller previously guested as Wonder during the show's second and third seasons. 

After a seven-year break, the cult US comedy has been revived by Netflix, which will launch 10 new episodes at the same time in May. Original cast members Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and Michael Cera have all returned for the new run of episodes.

Meanwhile, other confirmed guest stars include Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen, Conan O'Brien, Isla Fisher and Mad Men's John Slattery, who is expected to appear in several episodes. 

Last month (January), the show's creator Mitch Hurwitz revealed that he wants to follow the new season with a full-length Arrested Development feature film. He said at the time: "This is the first act of what we would like to complete in a movie. These are episodes that set that up. One does not work without the other."

Arrested Development was originally broadcast on US network Fox between 2003 and 2006. Despite being a critics' favourite and winning six Emmy awards, the show was dropped after three seasons because of low ratings.

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