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Arrested Development (TV Series)

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Original title
Arrested Development
Running time
20 min.
United States United States
TV Series. Comedy | Sitcom. Family Relationships
TV Series (2003-2006; 2013; 2018). 5 Seasons. 76 Episodes. Golden Globe Winner and 5 Emmy Winner, including best comedy TV series (2004). 'Arrested Development' revolves around Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), a widower who wants nothing more than to be a good father to his 13-year-old son George Michael (Michael Cera). So after being passed over as partner at The Bluth Development Co., Michael resolves to quit the family business and move away to spend more quality time with his son. But when his father George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) is arrested for shifty accounting practices and the family assets are frozen, Michael is forced to stay in Orange County to help his wildly eccentric family pick up the pieces. With his dad in the clinker, Michael reluctantly finds himself trying to teach his offbeat family how to live without an endless expense account. The Bluths are lead by flamboyant mother Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter), a martini-swilling socialite who’s left alone in her Balboa Bay Club penthouse without any means to pay for it. Then there’s George Oscar Bluth II (Will Arnett), the oldest son, a struggling magician whose biggest trick will be to make a real job appear. The youngest brother is Buster Bluth (Tony Hale), a neurotic professional grad student who has studied everything from Native American tribal ceremonies to cartography (the mapping of uncharted territories).
The Bluth siblings are rounded out by sister Lindsay Funke (Portia de Rossi), who is known for her wine and cheese parties and fundraisers for unusual charities. She’s married to the hapless Tobias (David Cross), a doctor who lost his license after performing CPR on a sunbathing tourist who didn’t need it. Lindsay and Tobias are the ultra-permissive parents of Mae (Alia Shawkat), “Maeby”, a 14-year-old who loves finding unique ways to rebel against their over-indulgence. Michael must do right by his family, so he agrees to return to his job and invites Lindsey and her family to move in with him and George Michael at his father’s latest housing tract. While there, Michael must struggle to keep his sanity -- and his family together -- as they face the next chapter of their lives: Chapter 11.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT is from Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Parenthood”), Brian Grazer (“The Nutty Professor,” “8 Mile,” “24”), David Nevins and Mitch Hurwitz (“The Ellen Show,” “Golden Girls”) are executive producers.
Rankings Position
2013: Emmy: 3 nominaciones, incluyendo mejor actor (Bateman) and Music
2006: Emmy: 4 nominations, including Best Comedy Series
2005: Emmy: 11 nominations, including Best Comedy Series
2004: Emmy: Best Comedy Series. 7 nominations
2005: Golden Globes: Actor (Bateman). 2 nominations, including Best Comedy Series
2004: Golden Globes: Best Actor in Series - Musical or Comedy (Bateman). 2 nominations
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