The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.Arrested Development featuring Jason Bateman and Portia de Rossi has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix, streaming with subscription on Hulu, available for purchase on iTunes, and 7 others. It's a comedy show with 83 episodes over 5 seasons. Arrested Development is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 75% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.9 (246,341 votes).
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Season 1Netflix | Hulu | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Nov 2, 2003
Pilot Nov 2, 2003 Meet the Bluths. In the pilot, Michael decides to take a job in Arizona after being passed over by George Sr. for head of the Bluth Company. George Sr. is jailed, and the family realizes they need Michael.
S01 E02Nov 9, 2003
Top Banana Nov 9, 2003 Michael puts George Michael in charge of the Bluth Bannana Stand, and his son subsequently burns down the stand. Elsewhere, Tobias auditions for a commercial, and Lindsay inadvertantly gets the part.
S01 E03Nov 16, 2003
Bringing Up Buster Nov 16, 2003 Michael spends quality time with Buster. George Michael auditions for a school play to get closer to Maeby. Gob breaks up with his girlfriend and has nowhere to go.
S01 E04Nov 23, 2003
Key Decisions Nov 23, 2003 Gob decides to lock himself in his father's prison for 24 hours to get back in with the alliance, and to spend quality time with his father. Michael takes Gob's girlfriend to an awards show, and Buster inadvertently flirts with his mother's rival.
S01 E05Nov 30, 2003
Charity Drive Nov 30, 2003 Michael and Lindsay try to prove their charitable sides to each other. Gob demands George Michael's respect, and Buster continues avoiding Lucille 2.
S01 E06Dec 7, 2003
Visiting Ours Dec 7, 2003 Michael sets up an "intimate conjugal visit" for his parents, while it is revealed that George Sr. had an affair with Kitty, his secretary who recently slept with Gob. Tobias and Lindsay see a marriage counselor.
S01 E07Dec 14, 2003
In God We Trust Dec 14, 2003 Michael attempts to fire the family's incompetent, but likeable attorney. George Michael impresses Maeby with a muscle suit for a "Living Classics" pagent. Tobias has a psychological affliction where he is unable to take off his clothes.
Season 2Netflix | Hulu | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Nov 7, 2004
The One Where Michael Leaves Nov 7, 2004 Michael and George Michael leave for Phoenix but go back to ensure the family misses them. Lindsay wants to have an open marriage, which causes Tobias to try to join the Blue Man Group under the impression that they are a support group for depressed men. Lucille signs Buster up for the Army after being goaded by a Michael Moore look-alike. Gob becomes president of the Bluth Company.
S02 E02Nov 14, 2004
The One Where They Build a House Nov 14, 2004 Michael is driven crazy by Gob when he impresses the board as the new company figurehead due to Michael's legal troubles. Meanwhile, George Sr. is arrested in Mexico for a crime Oscar committed, and Buster witnesses something that utterly shocks him.
S02 E03Nov 21, 2004
Amigos Nov 21, 2004 Michael is increasingly frustrated over being abandoned by the family, and when the staircar is found in Mexico, Michael vows to find his father and give him a piece of his mind. Also, Buster spends time with Lupe's family and thinks he's in Mexico.
S02 E04Dec 5, 2004
Good Grief Dec 5, 2004 Lucille hires a bounty hunter, Ice, to find George Sr., who may be closer than everyone thinks. Gob tries to pull off an elaborate illusion, Maeby tries to set Lindsay up with Ice, and Michael tries to mend George Michael's broken relationship.
S02 E05Dec 12, 2004
Sad Sack Dec 12, 2004 George Sr. fears he's losing Lucille to Oscar. Gob motivates Buster for the Army while Lindsay spends more time with Maeby to get closer to Steve Holt and Tobias starts working out.
S02 E06Dec 19, 2004
Afternoon Delight Dec 19, 2004 Gob stages mass firings after being inadvertently roasted at the Bluth Company Christmas party. Michael is forced to rebuild the Banana Stand, and Buster plays hooky from the Army at an arcade game.
S02 E07Jan 16, 2005
Switch Hitter Jan 16, 2005 The Bluths rival development company hires Gob, who finds the company president a father figure, in preparation for the Bluth-Sitwell softball game; Lindsay hallucinates from taking anti-depressants.
Season 3Netflix | Hulu | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Sep 19, 2005
The Cabin Show Sep 19, 2005 Michael learns that it's actually George Sr.'s twin brother Oscar serving time in prison, not George. After getting a tip from Barry, Michael heads to Reno to find George, but that costs him a camping trip he promised his son.
S03 E02Sep 26, 2005
For British Eyes Only Sep 26, 2005 Investigating his father's claim that a British group set him up, Michael goes to "Wee Britain" and is smitten with a beautiful woman named Rita. Lindsay attempts to seduce the new family attorney, and Gob goes to extremes to avoid his newly discovered son.
S03 E03Oct 3, 2005
Forget-Me-Now Oct 3, 2005 George Sr. is placed under house arrest by the family's new attorney Bob Loblaw, and finds that it's not exactly a walk in the park. Michael sets up his first date with Rita, but Rita has an unfortunate encounter with the family beforehand.
S03 E04Nov 7, 2005
Notapusy Nov 7, 2005 To prove he's a man to Rita, Michael and his nephew Steve Holt compete in the Church And State Fair's annual triathlon. George Sr. tries to scare some at-risk youth, and Tobias tries to help George-Michael's girlfriend Ann to compete in the fairs' "inner beauty" pageant.
S03 E05Nov 7, 2005
Mr. F Nov 7, 2005 Michael must deal with a huge mole problem in order to salvage a major real estate deal with Japanese investors. In an effort to help Michael, Gob and Buster team up with George Sr.'s surrogate, Larry, to devise a plan and save the deal, but their plan falls apart in a big way. Meanwhile, Tobias mistakes a CIA agent for a CAA agent and inadvertently betrays the family, and Michael makes Rita a proposal she can't refuse. Frankie Muniz makes a cameo as himself.
S03 E06Dec 5, 2005
The Ocean Walker Dec 5, 2005 After Michael announces he's marrying Rita, George Sr. worries that she's after the family's money. But when Rita's Uncle Trevor tries to stop the wedding by revealing some surprising information about Rita, Michael must decide if he wants to walk down the aisle.
S03 E07Dec 12, 2005
Prison Break-In Dec 12, 2005 The family plans their annual fund raiser, and they actually have a cause this time. Tobias is ailing due to his transplanted hair plugs, which appear to be rejecting him. Lindsay uses the illness as her ticket back into high society, and Michael learns of the prison warden's true intentions with his mother after reading the warden's screenplay.
Season 4Netflix | Rent or Buy
S04 E01May 26, 2013
Flight of the Phoenix May 26, 2013 Michael says goodbye to the family business and starts his own. And the life of the family is turned upside down when their mail man Pete dies.
S04 E02May 26, 2013
Borderline Personalities May 26, 2013 George Sr. comes up with a get rich quick scam after his family falls apart.
S04 E03May 26, 2013
Indian Takers May 26, 2013 Lindsay tries to reclaim her sense of self while traveling and getting back to her political activist roots.
S04 E04May 26, 2013
The B. Team May 26, 2013 Michael is presented with a new business opportunity that could change his life, but unfortunately, he needs his family to sign off.
S04 E05May 26, 2013
A New Start May 26, 2013 Tobias searches for meaning after splitting with Lindsay, only to find that old habits die hard.
S04 E06May 26, 2013
Double Crossers May 26, 2013 George Sr.'s new business hits a rough patch, and he must bribe a politician to get his scam back on track.
S04 E07May 26, 2013
Colony Collapse May 26, 2013 Gob finds a new group of friends after his relationship falls apart and his family abandons him.
S05 E01May 29, 2018
Family Leave May 29, 2018 Surprises greet Michael at the penthouse and Sudden Valley. George-Michael confides in Maeby, who's trying to avoid Sudden Valley.
S05 E02May 29, 2018
Self-Deportation May 29, 2018 For varying reasons, most of the Bluths (even Steve Holt) feel compelled to run off to Mexico. Michael tries to convince Buster to go to the police.
S05 E03May 29, 2018
Everyone Gets Atrophy May 29, 2018 The family unites behind Lindsay’s campaign, but Michael senses that something is amiss. Maeby has an idea that George-Michael likes a little too much.
S05 E04May 29, 2018
Old Start, An May 29, 2018 Gob acquires a new office for the company with a "premium view." Michael gets a shock when he returns to a place that holds a lot of memories.
S05 E05May 29, 2018
Sinking Feelings May 29, 2018 The Bluths receive/present their award, but it weighs on George Sr. and creates new problems. Michael and George-Michael have a deep conversation.
S05 E06May 29, 2018
Emotional Baggage May 29, 2018 Michael attempts to bail out Buster. George-Michael finally meets the Howards, and Ron informs Michael that his plans for the movie have changed.
S05 E07May 29, 2018
Rom-Traum May 29, 2018 George-Michael thinks he's being lied to by Michael, who thinks he's being lied to by George Sr. Gob hires guys to help with his "closet conversion."