Arrested Development: Season 5 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Arrested Development finds itself back in familiar form, recapturing much of the cast's chemistry and comedic brilliance -- though it still doesn't quite live up to its own past.


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Air date: May 29, 2018
Air date: May 29, 2018
Air date: May 29, 2018
Air date: May 29, 2018
Air date: May 29, 2018
Air date: May 29, 2018
Air date: May 29, 2018
Air date: May 29, 2018
Air date: May 29, 2018

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Series 5 picks up where series 4 left off which saw Buster being arrested for the murder of Lucille Austero which sees a whodunnit situation arise as a murder mystery seems to be among them.


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
Liza Minnelli
as Lucille Austero
Henry Winkler
as Barry Zuckerkorn
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Critic Reviews for Arrested Development Season 5

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (17)

The Bluths are a terrible lot, and the show never lets us forget it, but there's something cruel, and boring, about continuing to harp on Buster's otherness.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Better than the fourth season -- which isn't saying much, admittedly -- with lots of pleasures, and some padding, too.

Jun 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

No programme is more infuriatingly chuffed with itself.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Overall, it's more coherent and consistent than season four... even if it's not as inspired as the prime of the series.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

With the cast reunited and a better understanding of what made the characters lovable lunkheads to begin with, the new season can be effortlessly enjoyable; a pleasure to watch instead of something you have to dig through to find the parts you love.

May 22, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Coming across more like a tribute band to the series itself and ditching the controversial experimentation of 2013's Season 4, this second season of the comedy... is simply less original for a show that used to spark with cleverness.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Fine food never tastes as good when it is reheated a few days later. Arrested Development season five feels like reheated meat that smells way past its expiration date.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Arrested Development is now as dysfunctional as the dysfunctional family as its followed all along. And depending on your affection for these deeply broken people, your results with the show may vary.

Oct 23, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

I wanted to laugh like never before. Voice of the narrator Ron Howard: I did not succeed. [Full Review in Spanish]

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Season five starts much more promisingly, with an energy that comes from reuniting most of the cast in a single episode again.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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