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…

Ron Howard narrates an excellent mash-up of Star Wars and Arrested Development 

Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story will be in theaters this month, which means Disney and Lucasfilm have Howard on the hook to do a whole bunch of promotional work for the film. Thankfully, that’s good news for fans of both Star Wars and Howard’s most iconic TV role (aside from his other two TV roles that are more…

Yep, there's an Arrested Development character hidden in Avengers: Infinity War

There’s been a strong belief—buoyed by trailer footage that all but confirmed it last year—that Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo hid a reference to their sitcom past inside their massive superhero studio blockbuster. (They did something very similar with Captain America: Civil War.) Now, the…

Here’s why we’re all still quoting Arrested Development constantly

There are many reasons Arrested Development continued to stick around in the cultural zeitgeist after its unceremonious cancellation, but one of them has got to be the fact that people wouldn’t stop quoting every damn line all the damn time. It’s a testament to Mitch Hurwitz’s writing team that nearly every second of…

Vacation, all they ever wanted: 5 episodes about getting away

In 5 To Watch, five writers from The A.V. Club look at the latest streaming TV arrivals, each making the case for a favored episode. Alternately, they can offer up recommendations inspired by a theme. The reasons for their picks might differ, but they can all agree that each episode is a must-watch. In this…

It is with a heavy heart that we report some dissatisfaction with the movie title Solo

There are slim chances of titling a Star Wars movie in a manner that will please all or even most of its many, many fans, but just calling the Han Solo movie Solo is still pretty gobsmacking. That Han Solo’s last name directly implied his raffish, go-it-alone nature was always the type of thing you didn’t want to look…

What pop culture did you eventually come around on?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

And now the story of the young Han Solo movie told via Arrested Development jokes

By passing the young Han Solo film off to Ron Howard, the Star Wars universe handlers assured viewers of a certain level of competence and joy. Howard’s varied career has involved everything from beloved acting turns like Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham and well-respected directorial work like Frost/Nixon, Cocoon,…

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Which pop culture party do you want to attend?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Jason Bateman has “officially signed on” for Arrested Development season 5

The slow elevator toward Arrested Development season 5 took another vaguely promising lurch upwards today, with Jason Bateman announcing that he’s “officially signed on” for another season of the formerly Fox-based show. Bateman was assumed to be on board for the project—like most of the series’ cast, he’s been a…