Arrested Development: Season 3 (2005 - 2006)


Season 3
Arrested Development

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

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Critic Ratings: 10

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Air date: Sep 19, 2005

When Michael decides to track down George Sr., he winds up in Reno and ruins a trip to the family cabin with his son.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2005

When Michael goes to Britain to investigate his father's claims, he meets a beautiful Briton, Rita, and he asks her on a date.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2005

When the Bluths invite Rita to a family party, they unknowingly expose to her Michael's lie that he has no family.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2005

Michael misunderstands a word Rita (Charlize Theron) uses to describe him, so he sets out to prove her wrong by participating in manly activities.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2005

Michael misunderstands a word Rita (guest star Charlize Theron) uses to describe him, so he sets out to prove her wrong by participating in manly activities; Michael must ferret out a corporate mole to salvage a major real estate deal with Japanese investors.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2005

Michael must ferret out a corporate mole to salvage a major real estate deal with Japanese investors; Tobias mistakes a CIA agent for a CAA agent and accidentally betrays the family.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2005

George Sr. fears that Rita (Charlize Theron) is after Michael's money; Rita's uncle tries to stop the wedding by revealing surprising information.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2005

Michael worries when he learns Lucille is dating the warden (guest star James Lipton) behind his father's back.

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Air date: Dec 19, 2005

Michael and Gob team up to teach George Sr. a lesson; Lucille's biannual facelift inspires a new idea for a horror movie.

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Air date: Jan 2, 2006

Concerned about its future, George Sr. insists that the family host a fundraiser to raise awareness within the community.

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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
Charlize Theron
Rita

Guest Star
Dave Thomas
Trevor

Guest Star
Justin Grant Wade
Steve Holt

Guest Star
John Michael Higgins
Wayne Jarvis

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Bob Einstein
Larry

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Mae Whitman
Ann Veal

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Scott Baio
Bob Loblaw

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Bronwen Masters
Adelaide

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John Beard
John Beard

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Charlie Hartsock
Ted

Guest Star
Jeff Garlin
Mort Meyers

Guest Star
Ron Howard
Executive Producer
Brian Grazer
Executive Producer
David Nevins
Executive Producer
Mitchell Hurwitz
Executive Producer
Paul Feig
Director
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Critic Reviews for Arrested Development: Season 3

Audience Reviews for Arrested Development: Season 3

  • Feb 26, 2021
    A large and unique cast and pretty much all of them are amazing. The show is very cleverly written in terms of how multidimensional misconceptions often lead the plot. It is also successfully based on mostly dumb humor. The fact that the family is largely unsympathetic helps sell much of the humor, which is a tad politically incorrect.
  • Aug 05, 2020
    This season is great. Absurd situations, funny wordplay, family feuds and also some nice guest appearances, specially from Furiosa. The tv show didn't get all the recognition it deserved.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    No show has ever made me laugh out loud as much as Arrested Development, and in particular season 3, in my entire life. Incredibly creative and Ron Howard's narration really makes this entire season perfect.
  • May 05, 2020
    It is the perfect way to end Arrested Development's original run on Fox.
  • Apr 03, 2020
    "Arrested Development" goes out with a bang in it's final season of it's FOX run. Not only does this season include three of the best episodes of the entire show, "Mr. F," "S.O.Bs," and "Development Arrested," but it also builds on everything the prior seasons developed, and ultimately culminating into an ending much like the beginning. My grade: A
  • Mar 22, 2020
    Show continues to be great, wish it was bigger hit so it didn't feel so rushed in the end.
  • Mar 13, 2019
    Easliy one of my favorite seasons of television ever made.
  • Nov 29, 2018
    Who says a practically perfect show can't get any better? It can!
  • Apr 03, 2017
    Again like the first season, which was odd and unexpected, I enjoyed the first three episodes, with the third reaching the height of Season 1, and the tenth episode. The finale wasn't very funny but I just enjoyed some of the information we learned, and I think it closed out the series as best it could.
  • May 04, 2016
    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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