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Netflix sets new Arrested Development season premiere for May 26

We’ve known for months that it was coming, but finally streaming video service Netflix has issued an official premiere date for the hotly anticipated new season of Arrested Development.

The show will go online for paying Netflix subscribers May 26, the company announced today. And unlike regular television, you won’t have to wait a quarter of a year to watch the full season, as Netflix is debuting all 15 episodes at the same time — much to the delight of unshowered binge watching fans, who will undoubtedly finish it over a long weekend. The company is clearly excited, with chief content officer Ted Sarandos calling Arrested Development “one of the top comedies of all time.”

“Ted said that?  Wow. Well don’t print this obviously, but he’s going to be immensely disappointed,” said series creator Mitch Hurwitz in the press release. “In truth we are doing something very ambitious that can only be done with Netflix as partners and on their platform. Finally my simple wish for the show is coming true: that it be broadcast every second around the clock to every television, computer or mobile device in existence.”

Arrested Development will be Netflix’s first big crack at producing comedic original programming. The company has already funded the well received political drama House of Cards and plans to release more original content over the next year.

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