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Arrested Development

Arrested Development


... And now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together ... it's Arrested Development.

Arrested Development revolves around the excessive lifestyles of the dysfunctional and formerly very wealthy Bluth family. After the Bluths lost their fortune due to shifty accounting practices by the family patriarch, George Bluth, Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), George’s son, Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), the “normal one” of the family is forced to live in Orange County to run the family business while his father is in prison. Now, Michael has to piece together what’s left of the family business while struggling to teach his family how to live without the endless expense account they’re used to. All the while, Michael strives to do good by his teenaged son, George Michael (Michael Cera), a serious, work-driven kid, much like his father, who works meticulously at the family’s famous frozen banana stand.

Michael’s efforts to help the family are constantly tripped up by his manipulative, socialite mother, Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter), who is critical of everything her children say and do, except for her youngest son, Byron "Buster" Bluth (Tony Hale). Lucille has kept a tight grip on her youngest son, and due to his mother’s sheltering and control over his every move, Buster lacks social skills and is prone to panic attacks. Then there’s G.O.B. (Will Arnett), the Bluth’s oldest son, who’s a struggling magician illusionist that strives to finally pull off that one big trick. And lastly there’s the Bluth sister, Lindsay (Portia de Rossi), who married a doctor-turned-actor, Tobias (David Cross), who suffers from his self-proclaimed “never-nude” illness and constantly finds himself in inadvertent homosexual connotations. Together, Lindsay and Tobias had a daughter, Maeby (Alia Shawkat), and their permissive parenting styles have turned her into the polar-opposite of George Michael.

Arrested Development’s smart humor never got the audience that it deserved, but the loyalty of fans earned the series several awards and nominations including a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy nomination, AFI’s Program of the Year award, and received the “Future Classic” Award from TV Land among rave reviews from viewers and critics alike.
  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (39 Votes cast)


Episode Info

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George Michael tries to reconnect with his father, but is finding himself overwhelmed by the responsibility of running his business.

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (4 Votes cast)

Available Episodes

Development Arrested
Feb 10, 2006
Season 3 episode 13

Exit Strategy
Feb 10, 2006
Season 3 episode 12

Family Ties
Feb 10, 2006
Season 3 episode 11

Fakin' It
Feb 10, 2006
Season 3 episode 10

S.O.B.s (Save Our Bl..
Jan 02, 2006
Season 3 episode 9

Making a Stand
Dec 19, 2005
Season 3 episode 8

Prison Break-In
Dec 12, 2005
Season 3 episode 7

Cast
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
As Michael Bluth
Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
As Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Will ArnettWill Arnett
As George "G.O.B." Bluth II
Michael CeraMichael Cera
As George Michael Bluth
Alia ShawkatAlia Shawkat
As Mae "Maeby" Fünke
Tony HaleTony Hale
As Byron "Buster" Bluth
David CrossDavid Cross
As Tobias Fünke
Jessica WalterJessica Walter
As Lucille Bluth
Jeffrey TamborJeffrey Tambor
As George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
Ron HowardRon Howard
voiced Narrator (S01 - S04 Uncredited)

Reviews

tikidawg

Reviews: 57
Not Your Typical Comedy ... Thank GoodnessRating: 5 likes, 0 dislikes

I was a bit leery of Arrested Development at first -- FOX generally isn't known for their comedies. But I gave it a shot and it certainly didn't disappoint. The crazy antics of the Bluth family provide for constant running gags and a unique feel to a show that I haven't seen in a long while. The show touches on subjects that are typically taboo in "normal" series -- incest, homosexuality, racism -- and turns them into cleaver and witty situations not seen on other shows. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, October 25th 2006 at 7:24 pm

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Recurring Guests

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John Beard (1) (24 eps)
Liza Minnelli as Lucille Austero (21 eps)
Mae Whitman as Ann (15 eps)
Ron Howard as Himself (Hollywood Icon) (15 eps)
Justin Grant Wade as Steve Holt (13 eps)
B.W. Gonzalez as Lupe (12 eps)
Justin Lee as Annyong Bluth (12 eps)
Judy Greer as Kitty Sanchez (11 eps)
Jay Johnston as Officer Taylor (10 eps)

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