Pilot Episode
Arrested Development Season 1

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Episode Info

In the series pilot, Michael's expected promotion goes to his mother, moments before his father's arrest, prompting Michael to sever all family ties. Bluth: Jeffrey Tambor. Lucille: Jessica Walter. Lindsay: Portia de Rossi. Tobias: David Cross.


Jason Bateman
as Michael Bluth
Michael Cera
as George-Michael
Jeffrey Tambor
as George Bluth Sr.
Jessica Walter
as Lucille Bluth
Will Arnett
as George Oscar Bluth II
Tony Hale
as Buster Bluth
Portia de Rossi
as Lindsay Funke
David Cross
as Tobias Funke
Alia Shawkat
as Mae `Maeby' Funke
Cobie Smulders
as Young Lucille
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Critic Reviews for Pilot Episode

From the very first minute of the first episode, the tone of the show was perfectly set.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It usually takes a show several episodes to find their groove, but what makes "Pilot" so fascinating is just how genius Arrested Development is right from the beginning.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…