TV shows come and go; it is just the typical Darwinian evolution of Television programming. If a drama premieres, is a hit and can adjust to the times with good stories, then it will have a successful life on prime-time. If it does the opposite, it will soon fall off the radar.
Once in a while, there is a show that is so amazing, and still fails. "Arrested Development”, is one of those shows. It was created by Mitchell Hurwitz and ran for three seasons on the Fox television network, from 2003 to 2006. Although the reasons still remain unclear why the show was cancelled by Fox after only three seasons – some believe that it could be due to poor ratings and high production budget. However, it received not only fan praise, but also critical acclaim. It even retained outstanding home video sales after cancellation.
In 2011, Netflix announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to the fourth season of Arrested Development and recently it has confirmed via Twitter that the new season with 15 episodes will be released exclusively on its streaming video service on May 26, 2013.