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Jeffrey Tambor Confirms 'Arrested Development' Movie

By Rich King on June 29, 2008

Arrested Development cast picture

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — "Arrested Development" fans can finally rejoice again.

Jeffrey Tambor, who starred on the critically-acclaimed but audience deprived Fox series, has confirmed that the show is headed for the big screen.

"After months of speculation, I think we have finally figured out for sure that we are indeed doing an 'Arrested Development' movie," the 63-year-old actor told Entertainment Weekly at Sunday's premiere of "Hellboy II."

"Arrested Development" debuted on Nov. 2, 2003 and went off the air after just three seasons. Fox aired the final four half-hour episodes of the series as a two-hour finale, opposite the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Others cast members of the single-camera comedy about the dysfunctional Bluth family included Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, and Michael Cera.

While it generated a cult following, the series, which was created by Mitchell Hurwitz, never fared well in the ratings. Despite that, however, the show captured several Emmy and Golden Globe honors along the way. In fact, the series was canceled a year after winning the Emmy award for best comedy.

"I am very excited," Tambor said. "I love that cast and crew and I felt like we had more to say."

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