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Arrested Development 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2003–2019)
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

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Mitchell Hurwitz
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Top Rated TV #74 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 59 wins & 120 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jason Bateman ...  Michael Bluth 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Portia de Rossi ...  Lindsay Bluth Fünke 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Will Arnett ...  Gob Bluth 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Michael Cera ...  George-Michael Bluth 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Alia Shawkat ...  Maeby Fünke / ... 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Tony Hale ...  Buster Bluth / ... 84 episodes, 2003-2019
David Cross ...  Tobias Fünke 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Jeffrey Tambor ...  George Bluth Sr. / ... 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Jessica Walter ...  Lucille Bluth 84 episodes, 2003-2019
Ron Howard ...  Narrator / ... 84 episodes, 2003-2019

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Meet the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family. This family was once at the height of real estate development in Orange County, California. But when the family business - the Bluth Company - goes bust, they're suddenly found penniless with their assets frozen. They move into their last remaining asset - the model home left over from their latest housing tract. Their luxury vehicles are replaced with a reminder of the family's former wealth: 'the stair car that accompanied their private jet'. The patriarch of the family is George Bluth - he's now in prison, and loving every minute of it. His wife Lucille and daughter Lindsay are spoiled socialites who can't handle getting kicked out of family restaurants. His son Buster is in his mid 30's and lives at home. His son George Oscar Bluth is a magician who started a group to get magicians to be taken seriously, and gets kicked out when his own tricks are revealed. Lindsay is married to a man named Tobias Funke, once a psychiatrist, who decides ... Written by halo1k

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Approved for more. (season 4) See more »

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Comedy

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Trivia

The 2013 Emmy awards saw the fourth season receiving three nominations: Jason Bateman (Michael) for best lead comedic actor, best comedic editing as well as and best original score for episode 4.1, Arrested Development: Flight of the Phoenix (2013), The series failed to win any of the awards. See more »

Goofs

During the time George Sr spends in the attic, storage boxes in the background are marked with either "Tracy" or "Tracey." These are boxes of old clothes belonging to Michael's late wife. See more »

Quotes

Buster: Hey, adopted-brother.
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Connections

Referenced in Entourage: Sniff Sniff Gang Bang (2010) See more »

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The Final Countdown
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
[GOB's magic theme music]
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Hilarious, especially the earlier seasons!
21 September 2020 | by RobScott-13See all my reviews

Arrested Development truly is one of the funniest tv shows ever created, especially the first three seasons! As most of the reviews have already said the quality dropped off for the last 2 seasons when it came back after taking a few years off.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire season 4) | (Entire season 2) | (Entire season 1) | (Entire season 3)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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