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Netflix nixes rumour of 4 May premiere for cult show but evidence is piling up that its return will be spectacular

In 2006, Arrested Development fans folded up their cut-offs, packed up their corn-ballers and waved goodbye to puppet Franklin Delano Bluth. However, these iconic symbols have not been forgotten, as the show's fame has grown exponentially since its cancellation, firmly placing it in the hallowed hall of cult TV classics.

Its rest has not been peaceful, and cast members and creators have dealt with incessant calls for the show's return. In October 2011, fans' dreams came true when it was announced at the New Yorker festival's Bluth Family Reunion that the family would be together on-screen again.

Season four of Arrested Development has been slated for a spring 2013 release. This past weekend, rumors of the exact date of the show's return surfaced online after a blog screen captured an alleged leak from »

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