It's Not TV. It's Arrested Development.

The network business couldn't save the Bluths. So they're helping build the postnetwork business

Emily Shur for TIME

On set with the cast of Arrested Development.

There is no aspect of Arrested Development so perfect that creator Mitch Hurwitz does not think he can improve it, including the way Jason Bateman demonstrates his love to Michael Cera. Hurwitz is going over a red-penciled script, revised on the fly, for a scene in which Michael Bluth (Bateman) is on the verge of a confession to his son George-Michael (Cera). "I think what would be great here is a hug," Hurwitz says, putting his hands on Cera's shoulders, pulling him in and giving him a gentle peck on the cheek.

Then Hurwitz heads back to his director's chair. "Let's...

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