Saturday evenings and sitcoms are a combination that might not lift up your spirits but are a great idea if you wish to rest for a while with some light-hearted comedy. Arrested Development is a television sitcom based on a dysfunctional family that is wealthy but fails to cope up with each other which puts it into some situations that make its audience roll on the floor laughing.
The show has been loved by its audience for its gags and its very popular catchphrases have been all across the internet. The makers used handheld camera work and voice-over narrations to give the show and its plot a different vibe.
|TV Series:||Arrested Development|
|Created by:||Mitchell Hurwitz|
Portia de Rossi
|Running time:||November 2, 2003 –
March 15, 2019
Barbie Feldman Adler
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An American television Sitcom, known for its hilarious comedy, Arrested Development revolves around a dysfunctional family and their struggles of coping up with each other’s company. The show has been created by Mitchell Hurwitz and the plot has been narrated by Ron Howard. It stars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter in important roles.
The background score for the show has been produced by David Schwartz and it was originally made in English. The show has had five seasons released till now and has had a total of 84 episodes. The show has been produced by Victor Hsu, Barbie Feldman Adler, Brad Copeland, John Amodeo, John Foy, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, and Michael Cera.
The executive producers of the show are Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, David Nevins, Mitchell Hurwitz, Jim Vallely, and Troy Miller. The makers used a Single-camera set up to shoot the series and the companies involved in the production of the show were Imagine Television, The Hurwitz Company, and 20th Century Fox Television.
20th Television and Netflix were the official distributors of the show. However, Netflix showed up in the Fourth and fifth seasons. The series originally aired on Fox network for the first, second, and third season after which it was streamed on Netflix. The first episode of the series premiered on November 2, 2003, and its revival series, its last episode, went off the air on March 15, 2019.
Arrested Development is a 5 season American sitcom developed by Mitchell Hurwitz. The show originally aired on FOX network for the first three seasons from November 2, 2003, till February 10, 2006. The story of the show revolves around the Bluths, a formerly rich dysfunctional family. The show is presented in a very soothing serialized format that includes voice-over narration, photos from the archives, ages-old historical footage, and handheld camera work.
The show maintains several different types of jokes and catchphrases. The executive producer of the show – Ron Howard also narrates the show for quite some time and appears as a fictional version of himself in the later seasons. The show is set in Newport Beach, California, and the show is primarily filmed in Culver City and Marina del Rey.
The series owns some great critical accomplishments including 6 primetime Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a cult following. Due to the low ratings and viewership, the show was canceled in 2006 until Netflix Inc. agreed to buy the show and air and distribute the new episodes in 2011. These episodes aired in 2013 until Netflix announced a third season whose first half released its first episode on May 29, 2018 and the second half did so on March 15, 2019.
Jason Bateman essayed the role of the protagonist of the show, Michael Bluth. Michael Cera essayed the role of George Michael. Jeffrey Tambor played George Bluth Sr, who is Michael’s father. Jessica Walter essayed the role of Lucille, George Bluth Sr’s wife. Will Arnett played the role of Michael’s elder brother, George Oscar Bluth.
Jeffrey Tambor essayed the role of Oscar Bluth, who is George Sr.’s identical twin.
Henry Winkler played the role of Barry Zuckerkorn, who serves as the family to the Bluths. Liza Minnelli essayed the role of Lucille Austero, AKA who is Lucille’s best friend.
Justin Grant Wade essayed the role of Steve Holt, and Carl Weathers played the character of Carl Weathers. John Beard featured playing the role of a news anchor. Mae Whitman played the role of Ann Veal and Patricia Velasquez essayed the role of Marta Estrella. Steve Ryan featured playing the role of J. Walter Weatherman, and Charlize Theron essayed the role of Rita Leeds.
Judy Greer played the role of Kitty Sanchez, and Ed Begley, Jr. played the role of Stan Sitwell. Christine Taylor essayed the role of Sally Sitwell, and Justin Lee featured playing the role of Annyeong. Julia Louis-Dreyfus featured in the show as Maggie Lizer, while Rob Corddry played Moses Taylor.
The series has had five seasons released till now. The first season premiered on November 2, 2003, and had 22 episodes. The second season premiered on November 7, 2004, and had 18 episodes. The third season aired on September 19, 2005, and had 13 episodes.
The first part of the fourth season premiered on May 26, 2013, and had 15 episodes, while its second part premiered on May 4, 2018, and had 22 episodes. The fifth season’s first part premiered on May 29, 2018, and had 8 episodes while its second part aired on March 15, 2019, and had 8 episodes.
When will Arrested Development Season 6 be released?
The fifth season ended on a note where most of the twists and turns of the story were settled and explained well. Therefore, there does not lay a hook the makers would want to hang on for the storyline of the sixth season, except for one theory that is being suggested. Many feel that the makers could lay a story around the killers of Lucille and Buster. However, there hasn’t been an official announcement by the makers suggesting a sixth season for the show.