It's not quite the squeeable news the title suggests, but very exciting all the same. Firely will be returning to the Science channel on March 6 in high definition with two episodes, followed by all the episodes--in the order they were intended--on following Sundays. Plus some "new material" including commentary by Dr. Michio Kaku on the science of Firefly.
And be sure to read the article for Nathan Fillion's answers to questions posed by Inside TV. (Yes! He says "Yes.")
There have been many articles written in the past how Firefly got it right. Using the premise that Earth was abandoned in the not-too-distant future for a nearby (relatively speaking) solar system with many planets and hundreds of moons, it avoided the common theoretical problems of "galloping around the universe" popular in most other SF fims and TV shows. The characters speak a combination of English, Chinese (the other superpower of the age--totally within the realm of believability in our current society), with futuristic slang phrasing that's both entertaining and fresh. (i.e. "You're starting to damage my calm.") The ships in the series also moved through space realistically--without sound and without aerodynamic effects such as banking and executing intricate maneuvers in a vacuum without the use of retros.
If you're one of the handful who missed it the first time (or via DVD), I highly recommend Firefly as a study for any SFR writer!
Come on, Brigaders. Let's celebrate! Ante up in the comments with your favorite Firefly scene, phrase, character or element.