Actor Jason Bateman Has Throat Surgery

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Jason Bateman (search) of FOX's "Arrested Development" (search) underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a benign polyp in his throat, his publicist said.

Cara Tripicchio, a spokesman for Bateman, said the operation went smoothly and the 36-year-old actor was doing well.

Production on "Arrested Development" will be on hiatus for a few weeks while Bateman recovers, executive producer Mitch Hurwitz told (search).

Original episodes of the show will continue to air through November, he said.