Arrested Development was famously jerked around by Fox for virtually its entire three seasons on the air, with the network shortening seasons, moving it around the schedule and ultimately canceling the show during its third season.
The show even poked fun within the plot; after it had its second-season order reduced from 22 to 18 episodes, the show’s writers put in a subplot in which the Bluth Company was hired to build 22 houses instead of 18.
With the show returning on Netflix next year, things may be going in the opposite direction. David Cross, the show’s once and future Tobias Funke, told Rolling Stone in an interview this week that the show may air 13 episodes, rather than the originally-planned ten.
Cross added that Tobias will again don the “never-nude” cutoffs.