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Good News for Fans of ‘Arrested Development’

Aug 8, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos tells USA Today that he is “positive” another season of “Arrested Development” will be on the streaming service.

“It’s just a matter of when,” he said. Sarandos added that it was a fair criticism that the stars of the show didn’t spend enough time together on the service’s revival of the comedy. He added that managing the actors’ schedules is a concern.

Netflix won’t pursue sports rights, with Sarandos pointing out that the company’s strength is with on-demand content. It’s also less aggressive in buying rights to network shows, which has allowed rivals Hulu and Amazon to edge in with television shows. HBO “didn’t seek a competitive bid from us” before it made a deal to sell older shows such as “True Blood” to Amazon, he added.

Sarandos said the service would also like to add a “classic structured” comedy such as “The Big Bang Theory.”

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