Grazer explained the timeline on the Adam Carolla Show podcast (via TheWrap). Production is set to begin after January 1, and the new episodes would hit Netflix about four months after that.
The producer also recently revealed that the next season will be 17 episodes long. The previous Netflix season was 15 episodes.
“Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we’re going to do more episodes,” Grazer said.
The Emmy-winning comedy ran from 2003-2006 on FOX, and earned a cult following that prompted Netflix to revive it in 2013. Scheduling conflicts led the season to focus on individual characters instead of a large ensemble, though the plan is said to try to return to the original format for Season 5.
I liked Season 4, but to those that did not, the above should be fantastic news.