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Arrested Development: Netflix To Release 10 New Episodes At Once

Arrested Development fans, the wait is over - America's most dysfunctional family will be back on our screens courtesy of Internet streaming service, Netflix.

Treating viewers to the fourth season of the less-than-conventional antics of the Bluth family, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos confirmed the exciting news at the National Association of Broadcasters conference held on Tuesday.

"We are embracing the fact that these episodes are being 'aired,' so to speak, at the same time. And it is changing our storytelling; we had a lot of secrets that we were planting in storytelling," Sarandos explained.

Last year, creator Hurwitz revealed plans to dedicate an episode to each of its ten characters - but it seems that this idea has since been scrapped.

"We had this idea to do kind of an anthology series and meet the characters, where they have been, one at a time . . . that is evolving into the old show again, even though the concept is slightly different," Hurwitz said.

“There’s going to be some mystery sprinkled throughout this [but] instead of watching one a week and try to get ahead of it, the hope is [fans] will watch them all together and then go back and look for clues and connections.”

However, fans will have to wait until next year to get their highly anticipated dose of the Bluth family - scheduled to air sometime in 2013.

Ten hours of non-stop unconventional family drama? Best start planning your holiday/sick day soon.

Source: International Business Times (opens in new tab)

Mariel Norton is a self-confessed girly geek with a penchant for technology, and previously wrote for ITProPortal, with experience on TheNextWeb, UKFast, WorldRemit, Virgin Media, Google, and more.