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Another season of Arrested Development is officially happening

Here’s the story about an Emmy-winning, cult TV show that was canceled, then brought back for one season seven years later before disappearing again … and then brought back yet again four years later.

That’s right, the Bluth family is back – Arrested Development is returning for season five, Netflix has announced.

The show’s star, Jason Bateman, already announced he’d signed on to ride the Stair Car for another season, but we didn’t know until now whether the rest of the original cast would also join. Netflix’s Wednesday announcement confirmed series creator Mitchell Hurwitz and the full cast are returning.

So start practicing your chicken dance – the fifth season will launch sometime next year.

Hurwitz made a tongue-in-cheek political statement in the release, saying, “In talks with Netflix we all felt that stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business – and their desperate abuses of power – are really underrepresented on TV these days.”

“I am so grateful to them and to 20th TV for making this dream of mine come true in bringing the Bluths, George Sr., Lucille and the kids; Michael, Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, George-Michael, and who am I forgetting, oh Tiffany. Did I say Tiffany? — back to the glorious stream of life,” he continued.

(If you somehow haven’t watched the show before, George-Michael is the name of a real character – Ivanka, Don Jr., and Tiffany are not.)

Sadly, the release didn’t give any hints about the plot. But last season left us with a few cliffhangers – Michael had just slept with his son’s girlfriend, Buster was arrested for murder, and Gob was named the new president of Bluth company. So there’s no telling what the dysfunctional family might get into next.

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