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5 Faves: Things we are excited about for the week of May 23

Seven years after it was canceled because of low ratings, the cult TV comedy "Arrested Development" returns for a fourth season this weekend. Internet hype leads me to believe this will be funny, but it will be hard to please the obsessively-dedicated fans who've been waiting years for a follow up. This week, NPR put together an exhaustively-researched guide the running gags in the first three seasons of the show, which aired on Fox from 2003-2006. The effort underscores just how rabid fans are for this show and its long-running, multi-layered jokes. The fourth season brings together cast members Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter to continue "the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together." All 15 half-hour episodes will available for streaming on Netflix early Sunday morning. Like many others, I plan to spend the day in front of the TV wearing cutoffs and covered in blue paint watching to see if Netflix's investment in original content has paid off. – Brett Rowland