About Arrested Development

Arrested Development is a ground-breaking sitcom that originally aired 53 episodes over three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006 on FOX. Since cancellation it has developed a cult following and its popularity has grown - a fourth season was released in 2013 and the fifth season released on Netflix in 2018 and concluded on March 15, 2019.

The series follows family man Michael Bluth as he tries to keep his family and business from collapsing after his father George is sent to prison for embezzling money. As the family adjusts from riches to rags Michael helps his mother Lucille keep up appearances, sister Lindsay and brother-in-law Tobias with their failed marriage, son George Michael and niece Maeby through adolescence, and brothers Buster and G.O.B. adjust to working life.

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Cast & Characters

Season Five

All sixteen episodes of Season Five of Arrested Development are now available on Netflix. The entire original cast returned and appeared collectively together more frequently than in the previous season to solve the murder of Lucille 2.

Season Five Netflix Premiere

The cast and crew of Arrested Development were in attendance on the evening of May 18, 2018 for the Netflix Premiere of Arrested Development Season Five in Los Angeles, California.

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Arrested Development's 15th Birthday

Fifteen years ago on Novermber 2, 2003, Michael decided to take a job in Phoenix, Arizona after being passed over by George Sr. for head of the Bluth Company. George Sr. is jailed, and the family realizes they need Michael.

1x01 Pilot (10)

Popular Pages

S4 Trailer (37)
Four more years! Four more years!
Season Five of Arrested Development will be released on Netflix in 2018. The entire original cast has been confirmed to return and will appear collectively together more frequently than in the previous season to solve the murder of Lucille 2.
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I'm a monster!
Every member of the Bluth family has motive for Lucille Austero's disappearance. What actually happened to her?
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Even if it means taking a chubby, I will suck it up!
Series creator Hurwitz re-edited Season Four in chronological order. What's new?


Recent Activity


The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Henry Winkler returned to Ellen and talked about working with Portia de Rossi on "Arrested Development," when his co-star first met Ellen. He also chatted about taking photos on planes with celebrities Kid Cudi, and getting a scare that made him finally feel he was a part of "The Ellen Show" family.

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ELLE Legends Cover

In February 2019, Jessica Walter was part of the 2019 ELLE Magazine The Legends Issue. She spoke about her incredible carerr, her life and Arrested Development.

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Deadline Magazine Cover

To celebrate the release of Arrested Development Season Five on Netflix, the cast gathered for an interview and magazine cover photoshoot for Deadline magazine.

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What is your favourite Season of Arrested Development (so far?)?

The poll was created at 13:16 on February 18, 2018, and so far 183 people voted.
How excited are you for Season 5?

The poll was created at 14:50 on May 16, 2018, and so far 70 people voted.
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