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David Cross on Arrested Development: ‘Netflix Gets It’

Six years after being cancelled by FOX, the brilliantly black TV series Arrested Development is getting a fourth season, set to air on Netflix in Spring of 2013. Netflix is now officially forgiven for hiking those membership fees! And as cast member David Cross tells Rolling Stone, the online media subscription service is proving easier to work with than your average television network:

Netflix is great. They don’t meddle at all. They know what they want. They’re happy to have it. The idea of Fox and NBC and being kind of studio- or network-loyal is absurd. People don’t give a shit. What is it? It’s on the plane. It’s on Netflix. It’s on Hulu. It’s on YouTube. It’s on the Internet. That’s how people watch TV.

Cross contends that if TV executives had figured out sooner “what everybody else already knew, which is that people aren’t watching the show the night it airs,” Arrested Development wouldn’t have been cancelled back in 2006.

Cross also shared some good news for fans: the new Arrested Development season may be increased from 10 episodes to 13. “There’s too much story,” he explained.

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