Hoping to boost its ratings, NBC comedy Up All Night is planning a reunion of two of the Bluth brothers from Arrested Development.
Best known for playing Buster Bluth on the FOX comedy that ran from 2003–2006, Tony Hale will be making a guest appearance during the October 25 episode of Up All Night.
He will be playing Dr. Welborn, dentist to Christina Applegate's character Reagan Brinkley. After Reagan suffers a mini-midlife crisis when a group of hipsters in their twenties refer to her as "ma'am," Dr. Welborn boosts her ego with his overly flirtatious behavior.
No word on how Reagan's husband Chris, played by Will Arnett, will react or if the two will meet on-screen. On the FOX sitcom Arrested Development, Hale and Arnett played brothers Buster and George O. "GOB" Bluth. They will be reprising their roles in the new season of Arrested Development, currently filming and scheduled to arrive on Netflix in the spring of 2013.
Most recently, Hale starred in the HBO comedy series Veep as Gary Walsh, personal aide to Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Vice President Selina Meyer. This won't be the first time that Hale has portrayed a doctor who hits on Applegate. He appeared on her ABC sitcom Samantha Who? in a guest spot as Dr. Andy Adams, a dorky neurologist who asks her out when her insurance stops covering her treatments.
A doctor who hits on Christina Applegate... now there's a role I wouldn't mind being typecast in. Will this brief Bluth brother reunion tide you over until the real thing next year?