Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox.
The show follows the fictitious Bluth family, a formerly wealthy and habitually dysfunctional family. It is presented in a serialized format, incorporating handheld camera work and voice-over narration, as well as the use of occasional archival photos and historical footage. The show also maintains numerous running gags and catchphrases throughout each season, and the series as a whole.
Why It Was Cancelled Edit
During the series' third season, despite rumors of the show having picked-up by Showtime, Hurwitz declined to move the show to another network, feeling that he had taken it as far as he could, told the story he wanted to tell and a lot of the actors seemed ready to move on to other projects. He also stated that he was more worried of letting down fans in terms of the show's quality dropping, which led to low ratings, than he was about disappointing fans by not giving them more episodes.
Six years after the show was cancelled by Fox, a revived fourth season was renewed and released simultaneously on Netflix on May 26, 2013. The first half of a fifth season followed on May 29, 2018, with the second half set to premiere later in the year.