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Arrested Development dinner party?

Planning an Arrested Development dinner party? Don’t forget the following AD-themed food and drink.

  • An assortment of ice creams and sorbets, including ice cream sandwiches
  • Cereal in an ashtray
  • Unlimited juice
  • Spare bowl of candy beans
  • Stew (some raw veggies, bacon, Cup-A-Soup, leftover meat)
  • Mayon-eggs
  • Frozen bananas
  • Fried cheese, with club sauce
  • Chicken fingers, with spicy club sauce
  • Vodka rocks… and a piece of toast
  • Pop Secret popcorn
  • Chicken with chicken sauce
  • Hot Ham Water
  • Curly fries
  • Macaroni — let me finish — salad
  • Sausage in the mouth
  • Basket of donuts and a 64oz cola

What am I missing?

Mon, August 13 2012 » NA » 4 Comments

Week 1 shooting roundup

In the interest of keeping the Twitter feed as spoiler-free as possible, I’ll be putting pictures and other news from the set that we collect from over the Internet here. So you’ve been warned: stuff you see here could, for better or for worse, give away plots, casting choices or surprise cameos, or whatnot.

This was spotted near the set.

So, these next four photos are… interesting. GOB’s Segway is State Evidence? Also, looks like George Michael is a college man now.

This was was snapped by someone with Netflix, as it was tweeted by (and is ©) Netflix.

If I’ve missed anything — either photo credits or additional photos — please leave a comment or catch us on @bluthquotes.

Update: BuzzSugar has this slideshow of nine photos from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA, where shooting was happening earlier this week.

Sat, August 11 2012 » Behind The Scenes, Pics, Shooting » Comments Off

Day 1 shooting

Shooting for the 4th season of Arrested Development started today.

© Jason Bateman. Click photo for larger.

I spy Anders and Adam from Workaholics there, so we’re already off to a good start.

Tue, August 7 2012 » NA » Comments Off


Over the past few weeks, there have been exciting (and reassuring) signs of progress. A few tweets from Ron Howard of him and Mitch Hurwitz, as well as a photo of page 1 of the S04E01 script. And then Jason Bateman posted these today (click for larger):

Stay tuned. It’s looking like there will be a lot more activity to post soon.

Sat, July 28 2012 » Pics » Comments Off


I didn’t take “wasn’t optimistic it could be done” for an answer.

A sincere thank you to all of our followers. This is an impressive milestone for a show that only lasted three seasons and went off the air six years ago. It’s a testament to the brilliance of the writers, actors, producers, directors, and crew who created it.

Let’s see if we can hit a quarter million before Season 4 starts! Long live Arrested Development. –@bluthquotes

Sun, April 1 2012 » News » 2 Comments

Recent specials board from Vinnie’s

A recent Specials Board from Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY:

MotherSoy XXX

Via tumblr and Sean Berthiaume.

Wed, February 1 2012 » Pics » 2 Comments

Update from Dean Lorey

Dean Lorey, an Arrested Development writer and co-executive producer, provided an update to the new season on his blog recently.

We’re really doing this thing. Mitch Hurwitz, Jim Vallely and I are off writing the new season of ARRESTED to premiere on Netflix in 2013. The original cast is back

Stay tuned for additional updates as they become available.

Mon, January 30 2012 » News » Comments Off

What? No.

Lucille: I want you to move in with me.
No no no

(via reddit)

Sat, January 7 2012 » Pics » Comments Off

What Arrested Development could mean for Netflix’s business

Ashkan Karbasfrooshan wrote an interesting article last week that I’m just now seeing, analyzing whether Arrested Development will be a money winner or loser for Netflix.

There are still a number of unanswered questions in my mind.

  1. Where will people outside of the US and Canada be able to see the new season?
  2. What metric will be used to determine whether the season is a success? The number of new subscriptions for Netflix? Episode viewership?
  3. Once the metric is determined, what numbers would season 4 need to hit?
  4. Will there be commercials?
  5. If the season is considered a success, would they consider a season 5, or still do the movie?

What else?

Fri, December 2 2011 » NA » Comments Off

Five Things the New Arrested Development Should Do to Stay Great

Jonathan Weed over at Nerve has suggestions on five things the new Arrested Development should do to stay great. I won’t comment point-by-point, but I don’t think we were in danger of any of these things happening. Besides, we have a 9-10 episode season to get through first, anyway.

Tue, November 29 2011 » NA » Comments Off