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April 28, 2013

The Final Countdown: Centennial Prepares for the Return of Arrested Development

by Mariah Schaefer

When the show about a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together was cancelled, it left its thousands of fans wanting more. Now, seven years after the end of Arrested Development, the world will finally be able to see more of the Bluth family as the show comes back for another season. The fourth season of Arrested Development will be released exclusively on Netflix’s instant streaming platform, which is a really big incentive for fans of the show to get an account on Netflix.

The release date is set for May 26, 2013, and all of the season’s episodes will be released at the same time. Each episode is said to focus more on one member of the Bluth family. That way, fans will be able to catch up on what has happened in each member’s life during the seven-year gap.

Since the Bluths were last seen back in 2006, there are many things to miss about Arrested Development‘s dysfunctional characters.

“I really miss Gob, his magic tricks, and the overly-dramatic music that always plays during his shows. I also miss Gob’s little [Segway] he rides around,” commented Ruth Chung, a junior at Centennial who is a big fan.

What makes Arrested Development so special is the quality of the show. There are many smart jokes built in to each episode, and it’s almost like a challenging, fun treasure hunt to find all of them. The cast is made up of very talented actors: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, and Ron Howard.

With a little less than a month to go, teachers and students at Centennial High School who are fans of the show have many plans to prepare for the long-awaited return of Arrested Development.

Lindsay Green, an English teacher at Centennial said, “I’m going to be preparing for Arrested Development‘s return by watching all three seasons again and probably having some sort of party when it comes out with a bunch of my friends who like it as well.”

“I’m going to prepare for the coming season by, of course, rewatching the episodes and by asking my brother over and over again for his Gob voice-imitation. He’s very good,” said Chung.

Samantha Hardie, an English student teacher, also has thought of a way to get ready for the show’s return. “To prepare for the new season of Arrested Development, I’m first going to watch all of the previous three seasons, and then I’m going to calculate how much time it will take to watch the new season, and then [I will] block that time out so I can watch it all in a row, ” said Hardie.

No matter how the fourth season of the show will be watched, whether people binge watch it or not, what is most important is that fans will finally get another glimpse into the dysfunctional lives of Arrested Development‘s lovable Bluth family.

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