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“Arrested Development” potentially returning in April, plus first official photo

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Here’s some exciting news for you “Arrested Development” fans out there: a new report is claiming that the series will debut on Netflix in April 2013.

Up until this point, we had only heard that the beloved comedy would be returning during the vague “spring 2013” time period. Now The Film Stage appears to have learned from sources that a more specific date for the episodes’ release is in April.

“Arrested Development season 4 coming April 2013 and all at once, as per usual with @Netflix,” the site tweeted with no attribution to their source. Netflix has not confirmed this date yet.

Film Stage wasn’t the only one active on Twitter yesterday. While most of us were still waterlogged from Hurricane Sandy, Conan O’Brien had tweeted the first official image from “Arrested Development” season four (the same photo you can see above). O’Brien and Andy Richter only announced their involvement last week, though it seems as though the duo has wasted no time shooting their cameos. Richter has appeared on the show before, but this will be O’Brien’s first time.

“Here’s the 1st official photo from the new Arrested Development on @Netflix. Spoiler alert: I’m an amazing actor,” O’Brien wrote in his tweet.

In addition to O’Brien and Richter, Mae Whitman, Liza Minelli, Judy Greer, Ron Howard, Scott Baio, Henry Winkler, Isla Fisher, Terry Crews, John Slattery and the cast of “Workaholics” will make appearances in season four. The new season will have anywhere from 10 to 13 episodes, and could be released all at once instead of weekly.

What do you think O’Brien, Richter and Jason Bateman are doing in the above photo? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 IFC.com

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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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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…