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Hear that? It's the sound of people rejoicing in the streets, upon hearing that the wait is finally over: The critically acclaimed, prematurely cancelled comedy Arrested Development is set for a return to primetime, followed by the long-rumored feature film adaptation that's been in the works for years.

The announcement came earlier today at the New Yorker Festival, where series creator Mitch Hurwitz revealed, alongside cast members including Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, that the show will be returning to television. Details remain scarce, but Hurwitz said that viewers can expect the show to return for a mini-season of nine or ten episodes before the film adaptation hits theaters. Coming on his heels, Jason Bateman confirmed on Twitter: "It's true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early '13. VERY excited!"

Despite failing to resonate with mainstream audiences during its three-season run on FOX, Arrested Development won six Primetime Emmys and has remained a cult phenomenon, with plenty of impassioned viewers eager for its return.

Sound off and tell us: Will you watch Arrested Development when it returns to television?

Source: The Wrap