Arrested Development's return is less than one week away, so break out the virgin pina coladas and let's get this party started! Alia Shawkat sat down with TVGuide.com to discuss the cult comedy's triumphant return, the "mysterious" new format and everyone's favorite incestuous cousins.
Come May 26, Pop Pop won't be the only one to get a treat. After a seven-year hiatus, Arrested Development returns Memorial Day weekend on Netflix. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to watch all three seasons in anticipation, but we think 10 episodes is completely doable (they are only 22 minutes each, after all). Here are the most essential episodes to watch before Season 4:
Will Arnett, Jason Bateman
"The Bluths are in real deep doo-doo." So says Jeffrey Tambor, George Bluth himself, summing up the fourth season of Arrested Development at the show's April 30 premiere screening at Hollywood's famed TCL Chinese Theatre. The show, which follows the ridiculous exploits of the dysfunctional family, was revived by Netflix after being canceled by Fox in 2006.
Baileywick's Day Off
Arrested Development fans have spent months gearing up for the return of Jeffrey Tambor and the rest of the cast. But fans of the man behind Orange County's craziest family don't have to wait until May 26 to catch the TV vet in action.
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Ellen DeGeneres, Kate McKinnon
This week, Jimmy Kimmel interviewed fans at the Coachella Music Festival about some hot new bands — the only problem is, the bands don't actually exist. But that didn't stop festival-goers from gushing about them. Elsewhere, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon did her best Ellen DeGeneres impersonation in front of Ellen herself, and Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi discovered a family connection with the band Vampire Weekend. Also, in random celebrity strokes of genius, Tilda Swinton led the audience at Ebertfest in a dance to Barry White in remembrance of Roger Ebert, and Buscemi's Boardwalk castmate Michael Shannon did a dramatic (and NSFW!) reading of a nasty letter from a sorority president. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of Top Videos:
Amazon is throwing the lid off TV's pilot process. As it looks to join rival Netflix in the original series game, the online retailer has just posted pilot episodes of six sitcoms, two animated comedies and six children's cartoons. Amazon will then gauge audience reaction before making series orders.
Pilots are usually screened in network boardrooms and closed-door focus groups. But in an extensive interview with TV Guide Magazine, Amazon Studios director Roy Price says he wanted to make the service's selection process transparent for U.S., U.K. and (soon) Germany audiences...
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When one of this season's more agreeable Survivor contestants, Dawn, tearfully declared, "I don't want to be here" during Brandon Hantz's epic and ugly tirade of a meltdown last week, I imagine she was speaking for many of us.
Switched at Birth
Alarms are sounded several times, but we never hear them, in a tremendously effective and thematically overdue episode of ABC Family's best-of-network Switched at Birth (8/7c), which unfolds almost entirely in American Sign Language. By necessity, actions speak louder than words — all in subtitles, or sometimes tweets — as the deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Carlton School for the Deaf rally to protest the school board's decision to shutter their campus. (The hearing students, whose integration into the student body has caused some friction this season, also pitch in.)
Can't wait for Netflix's May release of Arrested Development, Season 4? As an appetizer, Bluth family patriarch Jeffrey Tambor will guest star on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU in a role that's a change of pace for the actor.
Dule Hill and James Roday
The Psych-Os have spoken!
After 32,000 votes and more than 9,000 submissions, the USA comedy officially has a new, fan-created tagline for Season 7...