Arrested Development‘ executive producer Brian Grazer says there are more episodes in the works for one of our favorite comedy shows. The cult comedy will feature a whopping 17 episode fifth season, Grazer says while spilling the beans at SXSW:

 “I love Arrested Development, but it was never a huge thing. But people are loyal to it, and we’re going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for Arrested Development.”

Grazer shared the exciting news via “B.S. Report” podcast which was taped last month. The desire to do more episodes  follows comments last year (via from Netflix head Ted Sarandos, who said:

“It’s just a matter of when”, after being asked if new episodes were incoming, and from series actor Will Arnett, who said “It’s going to happen, we don’t know when but it is going to happen.”

‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 is in the Works

‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 is in the Works

It seems we need to keep the Champaign bottles corked just a little longer if 20th Century Fox’s word or lack thereof is anything to go by. They have not revealed any plans to bring back the Bluth family just yet, a rep for the studio said:

“Everyone involved has expressed a desire to do more episodes, but we have nothing firm to announce at this time,”

Netflix also failed to comment on a new season of “Arrested Development”, since the online streaming giant released the fourth season in 2013. The company’s CEO Reed Hastings said Netflix is interested in pitching a new season saying:

“If the talent were willing to do more… I’m sure we would be willing.”


‘Arrested Development’ cast

‘Arrested Development’ cast

For those of you not in the know and leading a very dull existence, consider giving your life a comedy boost with the Bluths, a formerly wealthy and habitually dysfunctional family that is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud with every episode. Created by Mitch Hurwitz, the show stars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and Michael Cera to name a few. The show is also jam packed with several celebrity actors which include the likes of Carl Weathers as himself, Henry Winkler as Barry Zuckerkorn, Ben Stiller as Tony Wonder, Mae Whitman as Ann Veal,Scott Baio as Bob Loblaw, Judy Greer as Kitty Sanchez, and Liza Minnelli as Lucille Austero, Debra Mooney, John Slattery, Terry Crews, Isla Fisher,  John Krasinski, Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen and many more.