Arrested Development: Season 2 (2004 - 2005)


Season 2
Arrested Development

Critics Consensus

Arrested Development's second season doubles down on the absurd antics and densely layered gags, cementing the Bluths as TV's best worst family.



Critic Ratings: 18


Audience Score

User Ratings: 380
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Air date: Nov 7, 2004
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Air date: Jan 16, 2005
Air date: Jan 23, 2005
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Air date: Feb 13, 2005
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The Bluth family return for a second series of quirky misadventures as Gob (Will Arnett) takes over running the company. Meanwhile, Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) and Tobias (David Cross) try an open marriage, and a bounty hunter tails Michael (Jason Bateman). Other familiar faces in Series 2 include Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Cera, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, Henry Winkler and Liza Minnelli.


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
Mo Collins
as Starla
Liza Minnelli
as Lucille Austero/Lucille 2
Jeff Garlin
as Mort Meyers
Christine Taylor
as Sally Sitwell
Becky Thyre
as Loretta
Maggie Rowe
as Juror No. 4
Martin Mull
as Gene Parmesan
Ben Stiller
as Tony Wonder
Martin Short
as Uncle Jack
Zach Braff
as Phillip Litt
Jay Johnston
as Officer Taylor
Rob Huebel
as Dave Williams
Rob Corddry
as Moses Taylor
Marc Cherry
as Himself
Jerry Minor
as Officer Carter
Jason Aaron Tinero
as Young Buster
Sam Pancake
as James Alan Spangler
Ross Gottstein
as Optometrist
R.F. Daley
as Country Club Manager
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Critic Reviews for Arrested Development Season 2

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (14)

Devout fans most likely will be enthralled. The uninitiated are encouraged to see what the fuss has been about.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Even if you're confused when tuning in as a first-timer, it's a lot better than not tuning in at all.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The future of TV comedy is a sick one, my friends. A gloriously, brilliantly, deliriously sick one.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Put simply, this is the best sitcom on television, a biting yet somehow endearing exploration of family dysfunction.

Aug 16, 2013 | Full Review…

There could be a series that just aired encyclopedia pages on a split screen with Wikipedia pages about the same subjects, and it might come close to the amount of details that Arrested Development offers its viewers

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

If you're not watching this show, you should be arrested.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Writing?nay, thinking?about Arrested fosters in me two unproductive urges: to describe how hilarious the show is, and to beg people to watch it.

Aug 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Arrested Development is definitely worth a look.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

TV bar's for comedy has been raised again.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show's second season is dense and audacious in ways that even season one couldn't manage.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Arrested Development: Season 2

  • May 03, 2016
    The hilarity continues in the second season of Arrested Development as things get even crazier. The story of the Bluth family picks up where Season 1 left off as George flees from the law and takes shelter in the attic of the model home that his family lives in; meanwhile Michael and Gob compete for control of the family business as their estranged uncle tries to reconnect with their brother Buster. The show is jam-packed with plots for each character that carry over from episode to episode, which gives the series a very rich and textured feel. And the comedy hits harder as the humor gets more outlandish and irreverent. The guest stars also get bigger this season, and include J.K. Simmons, Martin Short, Ben Stiller, and everyone's favorite...Franklin. Another brilliant season of television, Arrested Development: Season 2 is a laugh riot that doesn't let up.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 13, 2019
    Easliy one of my favorite seasons of television ever made.
  • Nov 29, 2018
    Season 2 will not disappoint everyone who loves this show!!
  • May 19, 2018
    Arrested Development is one of the best casted comedies. There are so many laugh out loud moments in every show. it is adult humor and it is hilarious. Highly recommend every season.
  • Apr 02, 2017
    Ending on a higher note was helpful, but this season was overall worse, never reaching the few highs like Season 1 did. I enjoyed episode 8, and the last three episodes, mildly more than the rest of the season. This show doesn't really make me laugh, but I like it otherwise (I guess I could say I like it as a "drama" maybe?) Everyone's performances are all so outstanding! I'm hoping Season 3 is better, and I'm not looking forward to Season 4.
  • Apr 20, 2015
    One of the best shows ever
  • Mar 15, 2015
    More of the same. Which isn't bad. At all. I want more of the same. More.
  • Oct 26, 2014
    a few good comedic actors play opposite a bunch of unfunny actors hamming it up on screen as a narrator explains all the jokes to you.
  • Jun 26, 2014
    Season 2 does not deliver as strongly as the first season but is still funny and clever, however the last episode of the season is one of my favorites.
  • May 12, 2014
    Season two picks up right where season one left off, except this time the jokes come faster and the situations get even more ridiculous. In what ends up being the most elaborate, series long situational comedy sitcom ever written, season two begins setting more of the groundwork for the big finish in season three. This season is better than the first, but slightly less impressive than the third.

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