Arrested Development: Season 1 (2003 - 2004)


Season 1
Arrested Development

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Arrested Development puts an ambitiously complex, brilliantly fast-paced spin on dysfunctional family comedy, anchored by the efforts of a tremendously talented ensemble.

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Critic Ratings: 23

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 2, 2003

Michael Bluth's (Jason Bateman) eccentric family suffers a reversal of fortune. With Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2003

Michael searches for paperwork to keep the family business afloat; George-Michael manages the banana stand.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2003

George-Michael tries out for the school play to get closer to Maeby; Gob breaks up with his girlfriend and has nowhere to go.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2003

Busy Gob asks Michael to escort his girlfriend to an awards show; Lucille runs into her rival (Liza Minnelli).

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Air date: Nov 30, 2003

Gob and Lindsay accuse Michael of being cold and uncharitable; Lindsay volunteers herself at a bachelorette auction to raise money for charity.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2003

Michael tries to get important information out of his father during a prison visit, but George Sr. is too preoccupied with the prison softball league to help out; Lucille and George share a conjugal prison visit; Maeby's parents' relationship is on the rocks. Bob Odenkirk guest stars.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2003

Lucille turns Michael and Lindsay against each other; George-Michael impresses Maeby with a manly costume he dons for a charity event; Buster's affair with Lucille 2 (guest star Liza Minnelli) causes him to pull away from his mother. Henry Winkler also guest stars.

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Air date: Dec 21, 2003

As a birthday treat, Michael permits his mother to drive the Bluth truck; Buster and Lucille 2 go on their first date; George-Michael and Maeby try to sneak into an R-rated movie.

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Air date: Jan 4, 2004

When Michael devises a plan to break up Gob and Marta, he realizes he cannot go through with it; Lucille tries to come to terms with Buster's new romance; George Sr. finds religion while in solitary confinement.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2004

Lindsay tells Michael he has been pushing George-Michael too hard; Buster tries to score some marijuana for Lucille 2's vertigo; Maeby is punished for her bad grades.

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Cast & Crew

Jason Bateman
Michael Bluth

Actor
Portia de Rossi
Lindsay Funke

Actor
Michael Cera
George Michael Bluth

Actor
Alia Shawkat
Maeby Funke

Actor
Jessica Walter
Lucille Bluth

Actor
Will Arnett
George Oscar Bluth II

Actor
Tony Hale
Byron "Buster" Bluth

Actor
Jeffrey Tambor
George Bluth, Sr.

Actor
David Cross
Tobias Funke

Actor
Liza Minnelli
Lucille Austero

Guest Star
Henry Winkler
Barry Zuckerkorn

Guest Star
Stacey Grenrock Woods
Trisha Thoon

Guest Star
John Beard
John Beard

Guest Star
Patricia Velasquez
Marta Estrella

Guest Star
Judy Greer
Kitty Sanchez

Guest Star
Amy Poehler
Bride of Gob

Guest Star
BW Gonzalez
Lupe

Guest Star
David Reynolds
White Power Bill

Guest Star
Justin Lee
Annyong Bluth

Guest Star
Michael Bartel
Young Michael

Guest Star
Ron Howard
Executive Producer
Brian Grazer
Executive Producer
David Nevins
Executive Producer
Mitchell Hurwitz
Executive Producer
Paul Feig
Director
Joe Russo
Director
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News & Interviews for Arrested Development: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Arrested Development: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Arrested Development: Season 1

  • Aug 30, 2021
    The show has a great cast but it's not funny, especially compared to other sitcoms like "The Office" or "Schitt's Creek" (the constant narration in AD doesn't help).
  • Dec 15, 2020
    This is a great season for a great comedy show. Most of its jokes land and was ahead of its time. Well acted and written out characters for such a talented cast. 10/10
  • May 05, 2020
    The original 3 seasons of Arrested Development are the funniest seasons of any show ever made.
  • Mar 22, 2020
    Classic show, such a perfect start for a series.
  • Feb 18, 2020
    Hillarious, crazy, and amazing!
  • Sep 04, 2019
    Like "It's Always Sunny" you have to watch from the beginning or you won't get most of the humor and character development.
  • Mar 13, 2019
    Easliy one of my favorite seasons of television ever made.
  • Feb 04, 2019
    A TV show with the perfect characters and setting for comedy. The perfect depiction of a dysfunctional family.
  • Nov 29, 2018
    This Is by far the best show I have ever seen! If you want to binge watch a well written/ hilarious show...look no further.
  • Jul 08, 2018
    Arrested Development is a rare case of steady direction, hilarious and well-written script and a talented ensemble cast that combine to deliver a great comedy sitcom.

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