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Visual proof that new “Arrested Development” is being written


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It’s official. It’s happening. New “Arrested Development” is being written.

Of course, we’ve had proof of this over and over and over again. But forgive us for our skepticism. This project has been kind of sort of in development ever since “Arrested Development” went off the air in 2006, and leading man Jason Bateman has been promising us a movie ever since he started doing press for “Juno” the year after. Needless to say, it didn’t happen quite like he planned.

But now Netflix has officially picked up the show and creator Mitch Hurwitz has said he’s busy writing a new season that will premiere all at once at some point next year. And thanks to the folks over at Vulture, we have some definitive proof that Hurwitz is actually working on the series.

The above photo was taken at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, above a sound stage on a studio lot in Culver City where the “Arrested Development” team has set up camp working on the show. When Vulture reached out to Hurwitz for comment, he confirmed that the image shows him working on new episodes.

“I was working in the room with the writing staff. We were discussing the Maeby episode,” he wrote.

It sounds like maybe Hurwitz hasn’t ditched the idea to have each episode center on an individual character to catch us up on their last few years. Does this mean the plan to have the new season lead up to a feature film is still underway? We’ll have to wait and see.

Now please excuse us, we have some chicken dancing to do.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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