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Arrested Development: Season 3 (2005)




Critic Consensus: Arrested Development's solid third season plays out just like the first two: fast, funny, and with a felony charge.


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Lucille (Jessica Walter) goes off her medication as the Bluths return in series 3. Later, Michael (Jason Bateman) and Gob (Will Arnett) set out to teach their father a lesson, and Buster (Tony Hale) falls into a coma. Charlize Theron, Scott Baio and Andy Richter make appearances, while David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Cera, Henry Winkler and Liza Minnelli all return for the third series.


Jason Bateman
as Michael Bluth
Michael Cera
as George Michael Bluth
Jeffrey Tambor
as George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter
as Lucille Bluth
Will Arnett
as George Oscar `Gob' Bluth II
Tony Hale
as Buster Bluth
Portia de Rossi
as Lindsay Funke
David Cross
as Tobias Funke
Alia Shawkat
as Mae `Maeby' Funke
Scott Baio
as Bob Loblaw
Jeff Garlin
as Mort Meyers
James Lipton
as Warden Gentles
Dave Osborne
as Larry the Surrogate
Andy Richter
as Himself/Donnie/Rocky/Emmett
Ken Kimmins
as Dr. Carr
Steve Ryan
as J. Walter Weatherman
Carrie Preston
as Jan Eagleman
Gary Kraus
as Reunion Dad
Rob Riggle
as Congressman John Van Heusen
Bud Cort
as Himself
Nathalia Ramos
as Hope Loblaw
William Hung
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Arrested Development: Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Despite being innovative and highly acclaimed, it's hard to blame America for missing the boat with Arrested Development.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…

The show went down uncompromised, with guns a-blazing and showing no remorse over its own potential demise.

August 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Although the show's quality was a bit erratic in its last season, the humor pushed in progressively more absurd directions and the number of fleeting sight-gags and in-jokes for devoted fans demand repeat viewing.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…

I'd forgotten how many essential bits of Arrested Development mythology are in the third season, and there's not a single episode that I didn't think was funny and accomplished.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The final series of the genius off-beat comedy is unfortunately its weakest.

October 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At times, it's difficult to determine if Arrested Development is good or just really fast.

May 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arrested Development: Season 3


Arrested Development finishes its television run with a hilarious 13 episode third season. But even with a shortened season, the show delivers in spades. Picking up where Season 2 ended, Michael tracks down his father and arranges for him to be placed on house arrest while he attempts to track down a British syndicate that set up the Bluth Company; meanwhile Gob discovers that he has a long lost son. The character plots align especially well this season, and the overall storyarc is tightly woven throughout the episodes. Also, several interesting guest stars make appearances, including Charlize Theron, Dave Thomas, Judge Reinhold, and Justine Bateman. The comedy is ripe with pop culture and political satire, and the show even takes a few shots at itself. Season 3 contains some of the best that the show has to offer and sends the series out on a high note. Stars that shine twice as bright only last half as long, and Arrested Development streaked the heavens with a brilliance that's rarely ever seen.


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