The concrete promise of 10 new episodes of Arrested Development represented a tidy resolution for the show, with a nice round number and everything, creating an unfamiliar feeling of fulfillment for fans. Fortunately, Mitch Hurwitz has returned the project to the nebulousness to which we are more accustomed, asking Netflix to up the order to around 12 to 15 episodes to accommodate all the new material he and the crew have generated. Open-ended plans, vague avowals of awesomeness, a halt in production while they figure out how to make the new material work and get everyone's schedule sorted—these are the conditions in which an Arrested Development fan can truly thrive. That we still have to wait for an official episode count and premiere date beyond "spring 2013" only adds to the continued sweet mystery of life.
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