‘Arrested Development’ Returns on Netflix

Let the backlash begin. The fourth season of Arrested Development premiered at 3 a.m. EDT on Sunday, with great expectations and critics already praising the show’s unlikely return. “The new season is not only as smart and absurdly funny as ever, but also reflects the rapid changes in how we watch television,” writes San Francisco Chronicle’s David Wiegand. Twitter, however, was not as kind, with some fans crowd-sourcing what episode the show actually gets funny in, and some even calling the it awful. The 15-episode season returned on Netflix, seven years after it was canceled on Fox, to a devoted fan base just waiting to savor the episodes. So much so that Arrested Development is expected to use up more than 5 percent of Netflix’s bandwidth on Sunday—and Netflix typically already accounts for a third of the Internet’s bandwidth.