Jeffrey Tambor Will Be A Part Of 'Arrested Development' Season 5

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Despite sexual harassment claims made against the actor, Jeffrey Tambor will reprise his role as George Bluth Sr in the next season of Netflix's "Arrested Development".

The news follows an open letter earlier this week from creator Mitch Hurwitz, who promised a chronological version of the show's fourth season, and the fifth season "very soon".

A representative for 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the show, confirmed Tambor's return on screen with several news outlets. The actor has since denied both Lysette and Barnes's allegations, although Amazon still removed him from Transparent.

While we're sure Arrested Development fans will be happy to see the actor return for the new season, the news comes as a bit of a surprise.

The allegations against Tambor were made in November of a year ago by Van Barnes, Tambor's former personal assistant, and Trace Lysette, a guest star on the show.

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Tambor hit back: "I am profoundly disappointed in Amazon's handling of these false accusations against me". It's also worth noting this caused a much bigger problem for Netflix since House of Cards has been one of Netflix's signature shows and Spacey's ousting naturally caused a major possibly shark jumping level upheaval for the show moving forward. "I want to attack you sexually".

A Netflix spokesperson has now confirmed to the Associated Press that Tambor will appear in the upcoming fifth season of Arrested Development, although the extent of Tambor's role is not known.

Lysette said she and another actress laughed off the remark, but then Tambor approached her again a short while later.

Alia Shawkat however was more reserved in her praise, and said it was "sad" to hear about the situation, referring to Tambor's accusers as "victims" who need "to be heard just as much". "In our four-year history of working together on this incredible show, these accusations have NEVER been revealed or discussed directly with me or anyone at Amazon". As I have consistently stated, I deeply regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone and I will continue to vehemently defend myself.