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Arrested Development (2003-2013)

It's the Emmy-winning story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.

Classic, Comedy, Sitcoms, TV Comedies, TV Shows Seasons 1-4

PG

Ratings

IMDB
9.0
/ 10
Netflix
3.9
/ 5
Vudu
4.4
/ 5
Summary
Meet the suddenly penniless, and equally clueless, Bluth family. Accustomed to their wildly affluent lifestyle, they can't seem to grasp the fact that now the head of the family (Jeffrey Tambor) is in the slammer for shifty accounting practices-and he's loving every minute of it. The only one who understands the seriousness of their predicament is Michael (Jason Bateman), who realizes it's up to him to guide his eccentric family into this new chapter of their lives: Chapter 11.
After his father fails to promote him within the family business, Michael accepts a job in Arizona -- until his dad is arrested for shady bookkeeping.
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When Michael attempts to gain control of the family business, his imprisoned father won't let him, leading to the banana stand's destruction.
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A reluctant Michael takes Buster under his wing while attempting to get closer to an increasingly distant George-Michael.
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Michael falls in love with Gob's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Lindsay bonds with an environmentalist, and Buster gets a romantic note from Lucille's rival.
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Michael trades in his bicycle for his father's car and ends up giving a ride to a terrified stranger who mistakes Michael for a killer.
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After receiving a tip about Bluth's international accounts, Michael uses Gob to get information out of George Sr.'s secretary.
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The family attorney arranges George Sr.'s release from prison for Christmas. Later, George-Michael has to wear an embarrassing codpiece in a pageant.
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Michael loses short-term memory after he and Lucille have a car accident. George-Michael and Maeby want to see an R-rated movie about cousins in love.
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Michael decides to expose Marta to Gob's womanizing by having her participate in a magic trick that involves one of Gob's many girlfriends.
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When Buster asks George-Michael to buy him marijuana to treat Lucille Austero's vertigo, Michael stages a phony bust to teach George-Michael a lesson.
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After having a tough time getting George-Michael admitted to a private school, Michael hires an attractive publicist to change the family's image.
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Michael delivers a speech about love that makes Marta realize she has feelings for him. George-Michael realizes that Maeby might not be his cousin.
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Michael tells Gob about his flirtation with Marta. Meanwhile, George-Michael tries to determine whether he and Maeby are related by blood.
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Michael falls for George-Michael's new ethics teacher, and George Sr. receives a visit from one of his fans, not knowing she's an undercover agent.
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Michael learns that most of his family is on the company payroll despite not working there. Gob and Buster are sent to work at the construction site.
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Michael has a one-night stand with a blind woman, who turns out to be his father's prosecutor. Cindi tells George Sr. that she's in love with him.
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While grappling with the dilemma of whether or not to open his father's case file, Michael discovers the truth about Maggie.
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Michael disobeys his father and fires the incompetent Kitty, who could reveal secrets that would further damage the family's reputation.
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Gob throws a bachelor party to scare a company accountant -- who's getting ready to testify against George Sr. -- into believing he killed a stripper.
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As his entire family targets company funds that have recently become unfrozen, Michael purchases some ultimately worthless land from his Uncle Oscar.
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Police attempt to pin Kitty's disappearance on Michael. Meanwhile, Michael brings Maeby along with him for "Take Your Daughter to Work Day."
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Michael discovers the secret behind his father's financial woes, and George Sr. has a heart attack in prison and makes his escape from the hospital.
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Summary
Michael Bluth, once again determined to be free of his dysfunctional family, packs up the car and his son George-Michael and heads for Arizona. But he's soon pulled over by the police who tell him that his father, George Sr., has broken out of prison. Due to the company's shady business deal with Iraq, Michael could face prison time, so he returns home to clear his name even as George Sr. secretly flees to Mexico.
In the Season 2 opener, Michael fears he may be facing prison time when the scandal linking the company to a business deal in Iraq becomes public.
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Michael's new business model backfires when he tries to build a home in two weeks; Lindsay's transient date turns out to be actor Thomas Jane.
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Michael journeys to Mexico to hunt for his missing father; Buster tries to avoid the Army by fleeing the country... or so he thinks.
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Michael and his family stage a wake for George Sr.; Gob plans to pull off an elaborate magic trick; George-Michael gets dumped by his girlfriend.
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After linking the Bluth Co. to weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the government makes Michael an offer he can't refuse.
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After getting roasted at Bluth's company Christmas party, Gob fires the entire staff, forcing Michael to come up with a way to rehire the employees.
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Michael tells his father he'll win a softball game pitting Bluth employees against a rival; Lucille tries to keep Buster from getting sent overseas.
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The family loses control of the business after the company's stock is unfrozen; Michael purchases a red Corvette; Tobias buys a club for drag queens.
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Michael attempts to woo Sitwell's daughter; Tobias hunts down a wolf to prove to Lindsay that he's a man; George-Michael attends a Christian bonfire.
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