|Arrested: Tambor, Arnett, Walters, Bateman, Shawkat. S. Volland/Netflix|
Off the air for six years, the comedy returns with 14 new episodes next May on Netflix. The service will offer them all at once, allowing for one, giant, seven hour "binge" viewing. (There are jokes about that in the tweeter feed, below.)
Critics LOVED the original series. I mean, we talk about it in hushed whispers. The next Seinfeld, declared Tim Goodman. Whenever something horrible like Gossip Girl or How I Met Your Mother lurches years beyond its best before date, we all go, "and Arrested Development only lasted two-and-a-half years? Why, God, why??"
|The Bluths. Critics blue themselves|
Several reporters live blogged the event. You can read their coverage here and here and here.
Among the live reactions Wednesday on Twitter: