Arrested Development: Season 4 (Netflix)

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  1. joshEH

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    It's official -- shooting starts in four weeks.
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    The AD writers' room:
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    From Jason Bateman's Twitter (at the production office):
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    This, and the news that they'll just UNLOAD the whole season on Netflix all at once? I'm taking the day off. Unless it happens on a weekend. Then I'm skipping meals. Except breakfast.
     
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    Either this will be awesome, or a lot of people will be saying to themselves, "I've Made a Huge Mistake."
     
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    New images from the set (the newly-rebuilt Bluth mansion), tweeted by Jason Bateman:
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    Bateman's caption: "My son, arriving yesterday."
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    Bateman's caption: "A grandson, looking for his Gangee."
    I can't believe two pictures of Michael Cera made my day. I'm afraid I prematurely shot my wad on what was supposed to be a dry-run.
    Bangers in the mouth for everyone! It's only 20 miles to Legoland.
     
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    They must have kept the original blueprints for the sets. When shows have to recreate old sets, they usually come across feeling a little off. See "Serenity" vs. "Firefly" for an example. Other than being under construction, those feel exactly like what I remember. The first picture in particular is a surprise because I always thought the show had bought an unfurnished new-construction house somewhere to use for shooting the model home scenes.
     
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    Can't wait!
     
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    This is a show I discovered only on DVD a couple years ago. I'm THRILLED that we're getting another season- the only thing I'm trying to do is temper my excitement. It's not too often that a show (or movie for that matter) can disappear for a while and come back at a high quality. I guess we'll see if there's still money in the banana stand...
     
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    They're shooting right now (and have been for a few weeks), and this news is a couple weeks old already, but Mad Men's John Slattery joins the guest cast this season for "multiple episodes":
    http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/mad-men-star-john-slattery-joins-arrested-development-reboot-20120816
    Oh yeah.
    Also, according to David Cross, the initial 10-episode order for this season is likely to be expanded to 13 episodes (if it hasn't already), simply due to "too much story":
    And finally -- Henry Winkler is confirmed as returning (in the role of Barry Zuckerkorn), along with Scott Baio as Bob Loblaw:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/arrested-development-netflix-henry-winkler-returning-367281
    Winkler recently tweeted out a picture of himself with Scott Baio from the set:
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    Gotta love Barry. He's very good.
    However...
    I DEMAND GENE PARMESAN
     
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    Also, over at Huffington:
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/arrested-development-pauses-production-as-netflix-episodic-order-grows/

    Bam! Fox Studios likes what they are getting, so does Netflix.. so instead of a 10 episode 4th season, we get 15 eps.. boo-ya
     
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    This news makes me so happy, I just ate a $15 thing of candy-beans.
     
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    Fox accidentally posted the press release for the upcoming Netflix season before taking it down. Assuming that nothing changes before the press release is properly posted, we'll be getting a 14-episode season uploaded all at once to Netflix on May 4th, and the episode titles will be as follows:
    • Michael 1
    • Michael 2
    • George Sr. 1
    • George Sr. 2
    • Lindsay 1
    • Lindsay 2
    • Tobias
    • Gob 1
    • Maeby
    • Lucille
    • Buster
    • George Michael 1
    • George Michael 2
    • Gob 2
    This strongly suggests that they've gone back to the original proposed format, where each episode focuses on a single character with the other characters moving around in the periphery. I like that, because it helps separate the new run from the original run so we're not trying to make an apples-to-apples comparison the whole time we're watching.
     
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    Those episode titles strike me as "working" titles, more than real titles. Hurwitz & crew have more creativity than that, and previous season ep. titles are nothing like that.
     
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    They sure missed a golden opportunity for a "Lucille 2" episode, though...
     
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    Official trailer.

     
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    Brilliant!
     
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    Just three eps in but the cameos killing me.
     
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    Four episodes in for me. I think Kristen Wiig makes a decent enough young Lucille, but I just don't see Seth Rogan as a young George, Sr.So far I think they've done a good job of capturing the characters again without too heavily falling back on the old recurring gags and one-liners. It feels like a continuation and not a rehash, which is how it should be.
     

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