‘Arrested Development’ Is Actually Staying on Netflix

Netflix is going back to the banana stand.

“Arrested Development” is actually staying on Netflix, the streamer announced on Friday. Back in February, Netflix said that all seasons of the show would leave on March 15. But, surprise! “Arrested Development” won’t be leaving after all.

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Netflix revealed the news on Twitter, writing: “The Bluths aren’t going anywhere! ‘Arrested Development is staying on Netflix!'”

The comedy series initially ran on Fox for three seasons before the network canceled it in 2006. In 2012, Netflix revived the series, and a fourth season aired in 2013. The show’s fifth and final season released in two installments in 2018 and 2019.

This is certainly welcome news at an uncertain time for streaming, during which a slew of original series have been removed from their respective homes. HBO Max and Showtime, for example, have been driven by cost-cutting initiatives to erase shows from their platforms, leaving fans with nowhere to watch their favorite shows and creatives with a body of work that has now disappeared into the ether.

Known for its serial format, “Arrested Development” follows the Bluths, a dysfunctional family recovering from losing their money. After its revival on Netflix, the show became somewhat of a cult classic, praised for its offbeat humor and outrageous storylines.

Created by Mitchell Hurwitz, “Arrested Development” starred Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Cera, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi and Alia Shawkat. Hurwitz executive produced with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, David Nevins, Jim Vallely and Troy Miller.

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