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 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…

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…

Arrested Development could start shooting again in 2017

Arrested Development picked up another “maybe” today: Speaking with journalists at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, creator Mitch Hurwitz indicated the series could be back on its feet soon. “Hate to tease the fans with information that there will be more, until we know for sure,” Hurwitz said,…

The Golden Girls pairs nicely with Arrested Development in this mini-mashup

At first, Susan Harris’ The Golden Girls would not seem to have much in common with Mitchell Hurwitz’s Arrested Development, other than the fact that they’re both half-hour situation comedies set in warm climates. One’s multi-camera and sincere. The other is single-camera and awash in irony. But maybe these two shows…

Boom! Lady Dynamite’s winning series premiere blows up the fourth wall

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“We’ve got to show three different time periods in this show. Not just when my career was blowing up, but also after I blew up, when I broke down,” Maria Bamford tells Patton Oswalt during a break from the show they’re filming, but not a break from the show we’re watching. Lady Dynamite is challenging to describe, and…

Mitch Hurwitz is still confident that another season of Arrested Development will happen

Arrested Development’s original run ended in 2006, meaning there’s been a solid decade of rumors about the possibility of the show coming back. Of course, the show did briefly come back in 2013 with a weirdly structured fourth season on Netflix, but talk of the show coming back again started almost as soon as…

Netflix’s wonderfully weird Lady Dynamite reinvents the stand-up sitcom

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For those who have grown weary of the quirky, comedian-focused single-camera sitcom, fear not: Maria Bamford empathizes. It might not seem that way at first blush, inasmuch as she’s starring in Lady Dynamite, Netflix’s latest foray into television comedy’s most admired, least-watched format. But midway through the…

Maria Bamford loses her shit, finds herself in an exclusive Lady Dynamite trailer

Maria Bamford’s stand-up comedy often finds her deftly weaving references to her lifelong struggle with mental illness into more mundane topics—whenever she’s not addressing it directly, anyway. She remains forthcoming in Lady Dynamite, the original Netflix series she stars in with SNL alum Ana Gasteyer, Playing House’…

Relationships and IQs are tested in another pleasantly nuanced Portlandia

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Season six of Portlandia has gotten a lot of mileage out of pushing its characters outside their comfort zones. Some of it’s lighter stuff like asking Vincent to go out in sunlight, but there’s been more than a few stories that have actual heft to them beyond normal expectations. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are…

Fred and Carrie confront their mortality on Portlandia in hilarious fashion

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One of the earliest and most iconic lines in Portlandia was its designation of the city “where young people go to retire.” The description makes sense in the context of the vast early to mid-twenties population who migrated to Portland for the promise of laid-back living, but the extent of how true the “retire”…

It’s Rumor Time: Arrested Development season 5 might be a serialized murder mystery

Weaving numerous callbacks into multiple storylines while setting up visual gags was something that Arrested Development seemed to do effortlessly, which is why the news that the fifth season will reportedly be a serialized murder mystery that also sends up Donald Trump sounds both too good to be true and entirely…

Maria Bamford goes from Invisible Girl to Lady Dynamite for Netflix

Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of Lady Dynamite, a new comedy starring Maria Bamford. Despite the implication of its title (and Bamford’s past Netflix experience), Lady Dynamite is not part of the streaming service’s deal with Marvel, but rather a half-hour series inspired by the actor-comedian’s life. According to a…