Arrested Development season 1 George Bluth Sr. His son Michael serves as manager of the company, and, after being passed over for a promotion, decides to leave both the company and his family. Just as he makes this decision, however, George Sr. His wife Lucille becomes CEO, and immediately names as the new president her extremely sheltered youngest son Buster , who proves ill-equipped, as his only experience with business is a class he took concerning 18th century agrarian business.
Furious at being passed over again, Michael secures another job with a rival company and plans on leaving his family behind for good. Realizing that they need Michael, the family asks him to come back and run the company, which Michael scoffs at until he sees how much the family means to his teenaged son George Michael.
To keep the family together, Michael asks his self-centered twin sister Lindsay, her husband Tobias and their daughter Maeby to live together in the Bluth model home with him and George Michael.
Buster works to escape from his mother's control by bonding with brothers Michael and Gob as well as with love interest Lucille Austero, Lucille Bluth's neighbor and chief social rival. Lindsay's husband Tobias searches for work as an actor, with the aid of Carl Weathers. She is caught in the Bluth family yacht 's explosion, as used in one of Gob's magic acts, but survives with a cooler full of damning evidence labeled "H Maddas". It is also revealed that George Sr.
Arrested Development season 2 Because of his father's latest prison break deception a faked heart attack , Michael decides to leave his family and move to Phoenix, Arizona with George Michael, but discovers that he cannot leave the state, due to the Bluth Company being under investigation and him having to go to jail as a replacement for his father. Lucille appoints Gob the new Bluth Company president, but since Gob proves utterly incompetent, the position's real duties revert to Michael.
During the rest of the season Gob serves as figurehead president; Michael is still under scrutiny for George Sr. After faking his death in Mexico by paying off the cops, George Sr. Throughout the rest of the season, Michael sneaks George Sr. Buster meanwhile joins the army, but escapes serving in Iraq when his hand is bitten off by a loose seal a play on "Lucille" Gob had mistakenly trained to develop a taste for mammal flesh.
Buster is refitted with a sharp hook , which he copes with poorly and often brandishes dangerously in social situations. Uncle Oscar slowly reveals himself as Buster's presumptive biological father. Lindsay tries—but fails—to secure a lover, while Tobias paints himself blue each night in a futile attempt to join the Blue Man Group. Featherbottom" an idea he gets from the film Mrs.
Doubtfire so he can watch over his daughter Maeby. The family sees right through this incompetent disguise, but they humor Tobias since—in the guise of Mrs. Featherbottom—he does their chores. Michael dislikes her and tries to disrupt the kids' relationship, most notably by breaking up Ann and George Michael's pre-engagement.
Maeby herself realises she has feelings for George Michael in light of his relationship, and the two kiss while the living room of the model home collapses. Arrested Development season 3 Michael again searches for his runaway father, George Sr.
In reality, the invitation was meant to reunite Gob with Steve Holt, son of Eve Holt, a girl Gob slept with in high school. Meanwhile, George Michael and Maeby deal with their previous kiss by avoiding each other. Michael discovers this and arranges to have his father placed under house arrest. Michael goes to Wee Britain, a fictional British-themed city district, to investigate, and in the process meets a new love interest, Rita Leeds Charlize Theron.
Michael and the audience are led to believe that Rita is a mole for the underground British group, working for a man named "Mr.
Finally, it is revealed that Rita is actually an "MRF", or "mentally retarded female". Despite Rita's "condition", the family pushes him to go forward with the marriage because Rita is wealthy and they want her money. Michael is not persuaded and gently ends the relationship just as he and Rita are about to walk down the aisle. With the family's retainer used up because of Lindsay's and Tobias's advances, Bob Loblaw chooses to no longer represent the Bluth family. Attorney Jan Eagleman offers to represent the family, on the condition that they participate in a mock trial in a new reality courtroom show called "Mock Trial with J.
Musical accompaniment for the show's theme song and perceived jokes from testifying witnesses is provided by " William Hung And His Hung Jury". Michael uses an illegal threat from prosecutor Wayne Jarvis to have the mock case "dismissed".
Gob and Franklin briefly appear in another courtroom show presided over by Bud Cort. Meanwhile, Maeby and George Michael perform a mock wedding for Alzheimer's patients that is accidentally conducted by a real priest; the two become legally married. The deceptions are all uncovered by the prosecution, and in Iraq Gob is arrested for inadvertently inciting an anti-US riot. Buster and Michael travel to Iraq to rescue Gob, and while there, uncover evidence that the mini-palaces George Sr.
After this discovery, the US government drops all of the charges against George Sr. In the general confusion, everyone except George Michael forgets Maeby's sixteenth birthday. During preparation for the party, it is revealed that Lindsay was adopted, meaning that George Michael and Maeby are not blood relatives. At the party, the Bluth's other adopted child, Annyong, reappears. He reveals that he is there to avenge the Bluth family's theft of his grandfather's frozen banana idea and the cause of his subsequent deportation, an event orchestrated many years earlier by Lucille Bluth.
Annyong has turned over evidence implicating Lucille in the Bluth Company's accounting scandals. Before the police arrive, Michael and George Michael flee on Gob's yacht, the C-Word, and depart to Cabo with half a million dollars in cashier's checks, finally leaving the family to fend for themselves.
However, it is revealed in the epilogue that George Sr. Also in the epilogue, Maeby tries to sell the television rights to the story of the Bluth family to Ron Howard , who tells her that he sees it as a movie rather than a series.
Arrested Development season 4 Filming for a revived fourth season began on August 7, , seven years after the series had been canceled by Fox. Each episode of the season occurs over approximately the same stretch of time, but focuses on a different character. Information on events depicted in a given episode is often partial and filled in during a later episode. Fateful Consequences, in which the season's story is presented in chronological order.
The recut consists of 22 episodes and was released May 3, on Netflix. Arrested Development season 5 Netflix confirmed on May 17, , that a fifth season featuring the full cast had been ordered. Arrested Development is the best sitcom on TV! You'll love it, and it's such a dense show in the best sense of the word that it rewards repeated viewing. Like Scrubs and the British version of The Office , it is the sort of show that truly deserves to be seen uninterrupted, several episodes at a time, for maximum enjoyment.
The laughs-per-minute quotient here is insanely high, making it great value as a home library purchase. Bateman and Cera give the best reacts around—the former all weary exasperation, the latter adorably bunny-stunned. Together, they're the sweetest, awkwardest straight men on the smartest, most shockingly funny series on TV It's a perversion not even the Bluths deserve.
List of awards and nominations received by Arrested Development In , the first season received seven Emmy Award nominations with five wins. The award presentation is included on the season one DVD release. This ultimately led to Tambor being removed from the show Transparent. Verbally, yes, he harassed me, but he did apologize.
I have to let it go. Michael Cera stated in an interview with Newsbeat that he was aware of the incident between Tambor and Walter, but wasn't present when it happened. He appeared to cast doubt on whether he would work with Tambor in the future, stating: