'Arrested Development' Could Return, But Could It Be Redeemed?

The Bluths might be back, if executive producer Brian Grazer is to be believed. Grazer, speaking with Bloomberg Thursday, said he was "in conversations" with Netflix to revive the beloved series for yet another season. But do fans, who were disappointed with Season 4's new direction, even want a Season 5? On the one hand, we've already experienced more hurt than Tobias in a wheelchair with Season 4. On the other, another go-around would give Arrested a chance to redeem itself, much like these 8 series did. Read on to see shows that made up for bad seasons, and wonder if Arrested could secure the same fate. Image: Netflix

'Arrested Development' Season 5 Being Developed?

The Bluths might be back, if executive producer Brian Grazer is to be believed. Grazer, speaking with Bloomberg Thursday, said he was "in conversations" with Netflix to revive the beloved series for yet another season. But do fans, who were disappointed with Season 4's new direction, even want a Season 5? On the one hand, we've already experienced more hurt than Tobias in a wheelchair with Season 4. On the other, another go-around would give Arrested a chance to redeem itself, much like these 8 series did. Read on to see shows that made up for bad seasons, and wonder if Arrested could secure the same fate. Image: Netflix

'The Walking Dead,' Season 3

After a beloved first season, The Walking Dead bumbled around like a wary walker during the disappointing Season 2. Set on Hershel's farm, the season dragged on while the crew searched for young Sophia, leaving audiences bored enough to wish they'd just accept her demise already. Good thing Season 2 ended with a darkly funny conclusion... and led to the introduction of Season 3's The Governor. Seems the dead really do come back to life. Image: AMC

'Lost,' Season 4

After Lost made the wise decision to bury the much-maligned Nikki and Paulo, audiences were as thrilled as a Desmond finding his Constant. But they were even more thrilled when the series introduced the flash-forward in the Season 3 finale, just when viewers were starting to tire of its flashback format. Suddenly, Season 4 changed the game of the entire series, and kept us hooked long enough to be gravely disappointed by its final Season 6. We have to go back to Season 4, Kate! Image: ABC

'American Idol,' Season 7

As soon as Season 6's Sanjaya Malakar rocked the pony-hawk, viewers were ready to roll. The season might have offered up a legitimate pop star, Jordin Sparks, by karaoke covers of Bon Jovi and Diana Ross do not an interesting show make. Good thing the series opted to introduce musical instruments in Season 7, paving the way for staggering creativity from the likes Brooke White, Jason Castro, and eventual winner David Cook. Of course, the game-changing Season 7 also proved to be Idol's downfall, introducing an advantage that lead to white-boy-on-guitar domination until Season 12. But will 13 — with a new executive producer and panel in tow — prove to be Idol's next redemption? Image: Fox

'Dexter,' Season 7

Where to go from Season 4's petrifying Trinity Killer, played by John Lithgow? Apparently, down as low as Dexter's stash in Bay Harbor. Season 5 and 6 of the Showtime series failed to capture viewer attention, even with star power from the likes of Julia Stiles. But everything changed as soon as Dexter's identity was discovered... by his sister, Deb. Her involvement in his serial killer lifestyle gave the series a fresh start, and left us saying the very Deb-like: Fuck yeah! Image: Showtime

'Friday Night Lights,' Season 3

Why did we love Friday Night Lights? Because we love Coach Taylor, Tami Taylor, and, of course, football. So, thankfully, Season 3 returned to basics, focusing on the field after Season 2 attempted to introduce added drama with a killer plot line. Friday Night Lights, if we wanted to watch murderers, we'd tune into the NFL. Image: NBC

'One Tree Hill,' Season 7

One way to make up for a shoddy Season 6? Focus on redemption so much, that you center an entire plotline around it. Yes, Dan, you were redeemed. Image: The CW

'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' Season 7

Okay, so we all hated the season finale of Seinfeld. Not that there's anything wrong with that — after nine seasons of genre-defying television, we expected more than a run-of-the-mill clip show. So we were thrilled when Larry David got the entire crew back together for the hysterical Season 7 of Curb, which revolved around a Seinfeld reunion. Even our Pez dispensers are applauding Curb's redemption. Image: HBO

'The X-Files' (1998)

Let's put the truth out there: Sure, the big screen adaptation of the sci-fi series was no Season 4, but we'd like to believe its mere presence made up for two whole seasons without David Duchovny's Mulder.