‘Arrested Development’ returns!

File photo. The cast of Arrested Development with Jason Bateman in the middle. (SpoutBlog / Flickr)

Can’t get enough of the Bluth family? You’re not alone, that’s for sure, and as of late, there’s a remedy for that.

Your favourite formerly-wealthy and awkwardly-dysfunctional family has returned on Netflix in season four of Arrested Development. Starring the entire original cast, including Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera and David Cross, all fifteen episodes of the season were simultaneously made available on the popular entertainment site on May 16th, 2013.

Despite critics saying the new season has “a sort of awkwardness to it” and “is reduced to doing a shaky imitation of itself,” the wit and charm of the series that we all knew and loved remains in part, and will surely soothe the average fanatic’s six years’ worth of withdrawal symptoms.

In related news, the Arrested Development movie isn’t going to hit the big screen any time soon, according to Jason Bateman. “Unfortunately, there’s probably gonna be about a year, maybe a year-and-a-half gap between the two, so you’ll end up having to watch these episodes again…” said Bateman. “It wasn’t perfectly scheduled, but we were just happy to get together as soon as we could.”

The first season of Arrested Development premiered in 2003, and was tragically canceled in 2006 after three seasons. Since its conception, Arrested Development has won six Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe, in addition to being called one of the best shows on television by several publications.