I am a huge fan of Fox's comedy, Arrested Development. It is without a doubt the best show on televsion. It will run on Mondays at 8pm this fall. Please watch! We need to support great comedy that isn't dumbed-down to please people in Iowa!!
The most critically acclaimed comedy on television, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT revolves around MICHAEL BLUTH (Jason Bateman), the good son who must run the family business after his father, GEORGE BLUTH SR. (Jeffrey Tambor), escapes from prison and goes on the lam. While George Sr. spent the last year hiding out in the Bluth attic, Michael continued to pick up the pieces and keep his offbeat family from falling apart. But all Michael really wants is to do right by his 14-year-old son, GEORGE MICHAEL (Michael Cera), an earnest kid who works diligently at the family’s frozen banana stand.
The Bluths are led by manipulative matriarch LUCILLE BLUTH (Jessica Walter), a socialite as icy as her martinis who’s been having an affair with her husband’s slacker twin brother, OSCAR (Tambor). Then there’s the oldest son, GOB (Will Arnett), a struggling magician (sorry, “illusionist”) who occasionally tries to take over the family company, only to be bailed out by Michael... again. The youngest brother is BUSTER (Tony Hale), a glorified mama’s boy (he spent 11 months in the womb) whose hand was recently bitten off by a seal. The Bluth siblings are rounded out by cause-obsessed sister LINDSAY (Portia de Rossi), whose marriage to the hapless TOBIAS (David Cross), a doctor-turned-actor and self-proclaimed “never-nude,” is on the rocks. Lindsay and Tobias are the ultra-permissive parents of MAEBY (Alia Shawkat), a 14-year-old who loves finding unique ways to rebel against them.
The critically heralded series has featured guest appearances by numerous stars, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Liza Minnelli, Heather Graham and Ben Stiller. Last year, the show received five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Writing, Directing, Casting and Editing. Additionally, Jason Bateman won a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role – Musical or Comedy Series, and the show was nominated for a Golden Globe for Outstanding Musical or Comedy Series. This past season, the cast was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The show also was named an AFI Program of the Year and received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy, among other accolades.
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth
Portia de Rossi as Lindsay Fünke
Jeffrey Tambor as George Bluth Sr.,
Michael Cera as George Michael Bluth
Will Arnett as Gob Bluth
Tony Hale as Buster Bluth
Alia Shawkat as Maeby Fünke
Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth
David Cross as Tobias Fünke
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