via press release:
IFC TO RUN “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” MARATHON THIS SATURDAY, MAY 25
JUST PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF ALL NEW EPISODES ONLINE
New York, NY -- May 23, 2013 – Close down the frozen banana stand, paint yourself blue, jump in the stair car and head home to the mini-mansion... it’s time to watch the complete three-season marathon of “Arrested Development” on IFC, this Saturday, May 25 beginning at 6 am, ET.
Hours before Netflix exclusively releases the much-awaited new episodes of the critically acclaimed yet long-mothballed series at midnight, IFC will begin running all 53 episodes from Seasons 1, 2 and 3 back-to-back, giving diehard fans and neophytes alike a chance to immerse themselves in the dysfunctional lives of the Bluth family. For 26½ hours lovers of great television comedy won’t need to change the channel or move from their seats, except for the growl of their stomachs or the call of nature.
Executive produced and narrated by Ron Howard, “Arrested Development” became a cult favorite and earned six Emmy Awards airing on Fox from 2003-06.
“We know fans were crushed when this show was canceled years ago. Here is a chance to revel in all that was ‘Arrested Development’ before new episodes become available online,” stated George Phillips, IFC’s vice president of scheduling and operations. “This is also a great opportunity for those who never discovered the show to do so, with the marathon format giving them the ultimate indulgence in one of the best modern comedies ever made.”
IFC creates and champions authentic, original comedies that are “Always On. Slightly Off,” which air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and comedic cult TV shows. IFC.com features exclusive video, web series, podcasts, blogs and additional content that engages fans with IFC originals. The network's On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives viewers the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. Established in 1994, IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and is available in over 70 million homes on every major cable, satellite and telco provider. For more information, visit www.ifc.com.