Arrested Development: Season 5 (2018 - 2019)



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: Mar 15, 2019
Air date: Mar 15, 2019
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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 (48) | Top Critics (18)

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…
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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

Arrested Development, which was once, easily, one of my favorite comedies of all time, has become a reanimated corpse that I'd like to see dead and buried.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

What's missing here, to a depressing degree, is a sense of purpose.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The meandering plot sucks the charm from everything. The characters feel oddly as though they don't get to exhibit or develop the traits we know them by, as they're usually too busy rattling off exposition.

Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

It's not as consistent as it was at its peak, but the rapid-fire jokes hit more than they miss. And who would complain about more time with the Bluths?

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

You could forgive all this if these episodes were funny, if they contained even a trace of the spark that made its first run so incredible. But they aren't. They're flat and lifeless and pointless.

Mar 18, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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