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Ron Howard tweets “Arrested Development” season four script


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“Arrested Development” begins shooting in less than two weeks, and Ron Howard has the visual proof to confirm it.

Howard has acted as producer and voiced the “Narrator” character on “Arrested Development” since its inception, and he’s been a big part of making the movie new season come together. He’s also been a big part of teasing us with snippets of the production process on Twitter, which he did yesterday in a big way.

As you can see above, Howard tweeted the first page of the script for the premiere episode of season four, titled “Michael.” “Very very funny. Lots of lines for the narrator too!” he wrote.

Initially the plan for the “Arrested Development” TV series was to have each of its 10 episodes deal with an individual character so that the audience would be caught up in time for an eventual movie to be made. Since the movie doesn’t look like it will be happening (or at least not happening any time soon), creator Mitch Hurwitz said that the new season will be “more like the old show again.” It looks like the final product has ended up being a cross between those two ideas.

We still don’t have a release date set for the fourth season of the show, but we do know that it will be released all at once on Netflix at some point next year. We also know Bob Loblaw, Ann Veal and Barry Zuckerkorn are all slated to return. And based on what David Cross had to tell us, the entire cast is excited to reprise their roles.

“It’s a character that I love and a great group of people that I look forward to working with again, and it’s a Mitch Hurwitz script so it’s going to be fucking meta, meta layers of hilarity,” he said. “I can’t say anything for obvious reasons and I won’t say anything but they’re all great. I’m really, really chomping at the bit to do this stuff.”

What do you hope will happen in the upcoming season of “Arrested Development”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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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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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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