'Arrested Development' announces 4th season, movie

By EMILY FREDRIX | October 2, 2011 | 7:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bluth family's frozen banana stand may be back in business.

The creators and cast of "Arrested Development" at the New Yorker Festival on Sunday announced plans for another season of the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV show, which went off the air in 2006 after just three seasons. They also discussed more concrete plans for a much-awaited movie.

Creator Mitchell Hurwitz says he wants to tell where the nine main characters have been for the last five years. Shooting for the TV show is tentatively set to begin next summer.

The movie doesn't have a release date.

The show featured a dysfunctional family who ran a collapsing real estate development company and frozen banana stand. Despite its wide fan base, ratings were low, and it wasn't a commercial success.