It sounds like filming the new season of Arrested Development was a total mess

Earlier this month, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz addressed the on-set outburst that Jeffrey Tambor had at Jessica Walter while filming the show’s new season—an incident that turned a New York Times interview with the cast into a complete disaster—with Hurwitz explaining that he didn’t realize how awful…

Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat talks about where that infamous interview went wrong

One of the clearest and most unavoidable takeaways from the infamous New York Times interview with the cast of Arrested Development is that the male stars in attendance—specifically Tony Hale, Jason Bateman, and David Cross—talked way too much. The three of them essentially stumbled over each other in an attempt to…

Arrested Development's Mitch Hurwitz discusses Jeffrey Tambor's on-set outburst

During the filming of Arrested Development’s new season, Jeffrey Tambor had some sort of furious outburst on set that was directed at his on-screen wife Jessica Walter, an incident that the cast largely brushed under the rug until it rose back to the surface during a New York Times interview. In that chat, the show’s…

Arrested Development heats up, and the “shit”s hit the fan

The bleep is a trusted tool in Arrested Development’s belt, one whose applications have evolved with the show’s transition to Netflix. It’s harder to predict what will and won’t get bleeped in season five: Broadcast standards and practices still seem to generally apply, like when Barry complains that he has the “worst…

For Arrested Development’s “Sinking Feelings,” the ending’s in the beginning and vice versa

Back when the only way to watch Arrested Development on Netflix was to get DVDs of the first three seasons in the mail, talk of a Bluth family reunion usually circled back to a movie. Ron Howard teased the concept at the end of “Development Arrested”; from the time the show left the air until the moment season four…

Arrested Development reiterates its No. 1 rule: Don’t tell Michael

Two pieces of vintage Arrested Development dialogue came to mind while I was watching “An Old Start.” Well, that’s not exactly true, because a ton of lines from the old days drift through my head during every new episode of Arrested Development, thanks to the show’s ever-thickening web of callbacks and allusions. But…

Here's what Buster was saying in that classic, bleeped-out tirade from Arrested Development

Tony Hale’s Buster is Arrested Development’s purest Bluth, even if his doofy facade belies a dark, twisted core that’s been inexorably molded by a bizarre, codependent relationship his mother, Lucille. It isn’t too often that Buster’s darkness is allowed to emerge, and, in a new interview with IMDB, Hale makes it…

The Bluths begin the campaign to make Arrested Development great again

It doesn’t take very long for Arrested Development to answer all of the questions raised by “Self-Deportation.” What’s brought everyone back together? Lindsay’s running for congress, taking over for the indisposed Herbert Love. Why were they in Lucille II’s penthouse? Because they’re making campaign promos, and the…

Arrested Development is back—so let's make cornballs, frozen bananas, and hot ham water

After a downright disastrous run-up, Arrested Development’s fifth season is now available on Netflix. If you weren’t turned off by that now-infamous New York Times interview or that ho-hum fourth season, you’re likely going to want to celebrate this batch of episodes, and what better way than with some frozen bananas?…

In its season premiere, Arrested Development strains to find a new start

The last new episode of Arrested Development debuted a little more than five years ago, which isn’t as long as the gap between seasons three and season four (seven years and change there) but is still a significant amount of time. And so “Family Leave” can’t be blamed for indulging in a little catch-up, even if the…

Netflix cancels Arrested Development UK press tour after that infuriating NYT interview 

An instantly infamous New York Times interview with the cast of Arrested Development that ran earlier this week has sparked a conversation about what director Steven Soderbergh has called the “extreme asshole clause” in entertainment—the idea that, just because a person’s abusive behavior on set isn’t sexual in…

Jeffrey Tambor will compete for an Emmy after all, thanks to Netflix and Arrested Development

In what’s amounting to a cold war between Amazon and Netflix, with the trans community caught in the middle, Deadline reports that Jeffrey Tambor—who was fired from Transparent in February amid charges of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior from two trans women who work on the show, and was subsequently …

Arrested Development’s Mitch Hurwitz addresses why Jeffrey Tambor is staying on the show

At the beginning of the month, when the Arrested Development news machine was just coming back online, Netflix confirmed that Jeffrey Tambor would still be appearing on the show despite the sexual harassment allegations that got him fired from Amazon’s Transparent. Today Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has…

Netflix to split season 5 of Arrested Development in half

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz may have gone back and “remixed” the show’s jumbled fourth season into a more digestible structure, but the show’s fifth season—coming on May 29—still won’t be entirely straightforward. According to Entertainment Weekly, the show’s 16-episode fifth season will be split into…