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Arrested Development is Back!

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Fans of the quirky and hilarious series, unjustly canceled in 2006 after three seasons, can rejoice: On Sunday, during a New Yorker Festival event that reunited show creator Mitchell Hurwitz with the show's cast, Hurwitz promised the audience that a film adaptation of the Bluth clan was still in the works -- and there's even a set of nine or 10 television episodes, each focusing on a certain character, that would serve as a curtain raiser to the movie. Hurwitz said he was about halfway done with a screenplay with his co-writers Jim Vallely and Dean Lorey. No details on what studio is backing the movie or the TV episodes, nor which network the TV portion would be broadcast on. Since debuting on November 2, 2003, the series earned six Emmy awards, one Golden Globe, widespread critical acclaim and attracted a cult following, including several fan-based websites, and in 2007 was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME." Current "Up All Night" star Will Arnett, who appeared in "Arrested Development" as Gob, confirmed the news on Twitter: "I'm peeing with @batemanjason at the moment ... and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie." Jason Bateman, who starred as Michael Bluth, also took to the masses and tweeted Sunday: "It's true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early '13. VERY excited! So what do you think? Are you excited to see the Bluth clan reunite in a mini-series and a movie? Leave a comment below and let us know.,0,2441308.story!/arnettwill/status/120620083923001344!/batemanjason/status/120629729819766785
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