Not sure (I don't watch a lot of TV). I got the announcement for this in email (I have a Netflix streaming account).
But Arrested Development is an established show, right? This is the first, at least that I've heard of (and I may out of the loop), content produced just to stream from Netflix. I find it a significant development.
The biggest problem is that the business of delivering content is a much differrent business than creating content. Netflix is really really good and delivering content. Whether they can create good content is yet to be seen
Don't get me wrong. I love netflix, and I dream of the day when all entertainment is on-demand. However, I do not have high hopes on Netflix creating quality programming. I think the quality of ad-supported/free content on sites like Youtube will improve before Netflix original programming.
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Well, I think the content is still being created by studios comprised of people who have done this sort of thing before for other outlets. The question is whether Netflix can make a profit, overall, with this new business model. And whether, after this first season of their first series, they will be willing and able to spend the money to attract quality actors, writers, directors, etc in the future. I hope they can.