Arrested Development: Season 3

Arrested Development: Season 3

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Cult-classic comedy series starring Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, David Cross, Jessica Walter and Jeffrey Tambor as a wealthy family trying to stay together after they lose their riches.

2005USA
ComedyClassic

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 3.1

The Cabin Show

Michael learns that it's actually George Sr.'s twin brother Oscar... More 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.

EPISODE 3.2

For British Eyes Only

Investigating his father's claim that a British group set him... More 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.

EPISODE 3.3

Forget-Me-Now

George Sr. is placed under house arrest by the family's... More 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.

EPISODE 3.4

Notapusy

To prove he's a man to Rita, Michael and his... More 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.

EPISODE 3.5

Mr. F

Michael must deal with a huge mole problem in order... More 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.

EPISODE 3.6

The Ocean Walker

After Michael announces he's marrying Rita, George Sr. worries that... More 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.

EPISODE 3.7

Prison Break-In

The family plans their annual fund raiser, and they actually... More 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.

EPISODE 3.8

Making a Stand

Michael is tired of his father always having Gob compete... More with him, so Michael gets Gob his own banana stand franchise, only to find that Gob has set it up 20 feet from the old one. After the two compete, they decide to teach their father an elaborate lesson, and Buster refuses to use his handicap to scare kids. Meanwhile, Maeby uses Lucille's surgery in a horror film.

EPISODE 3.9

S.O.B.s

George Sr. suggests a last-ditch effort to save the family... More by holding a fund raiser to raise money to pay their legal expenses. Michael suggests to Lindsay that she take over the house work, and he sends George-Michael to an expensive boarding school. Meanwhile, Maeby has trouble with a snowboarding film and Tobias tries to be a "discipline daddy".

EPISODE 3.10

Fakin' It

George, Sr. hires a new attorney who asks the Bluths... More to participate in a mock trial to help prepare them for the real thing. The attorney gets actor Judge Reinhold to preside over the mock case. Meanwhile, Buster fakes a coma to get out of testifying, and George Michael and Maeby participate in a mock wedding to entertain hospital patients. Back at the office, Michael discovers that he may have a long-lost sister named Nellie Bluth.

EPISODE 3.11

Family Ties

In an effort to get to the bottom of things,... More Michael tracks Nellie down and hires her as a consultant for the Bluth Co. Unfortunately, Michael discovers Nellie's hands-on approach is more than he bargained for.

EPISODE 3.12

Exit Strategy

Gob goes to Iraq to perform his Christian magic act... More on the USO tour and ends up incarcerated. Michael learns George, Sr. sent Gob to Iraq to burn down the model home he built there, so Michael and Buster fly to Iraq to spring their brother from prison.

EPISODE 3.13

Development Arrested

After returning home from Iraq, George Sr. is finally cleared... More of all charges, and Michael is relieved to be the head of a successful company for a change. The real brains behind the madness is revealed, and just as the family begins to celebrate their victory, a whole new set of problems emerge.

Arrested Development: Season 3 | Reviews

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

At times, it's difficult to determine if Arrested Development is good or just really fast.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

There's not a single episode that I didn't think was funny and accomplished.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Although the show's quality was a bit erratic in its last season, the humor pushed in progressively more absurd directions and the number of fleeting sight-gags and in-jokes for devoted fans demand repeat viewing.

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IGN

IGN

Arrested Development is the funniest and smartest sitcom in the past two decades of television.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The final series of the genius off-beat comedy is unfortunately its weakest.

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Decider

Decider

[Charlize] Theron was exceptionally fun in Arrested Development, and it's a wonder that we haven't seen her take more breaks from driving fast cars and kicking butts to return to quality comedy.

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Paste

Paste

It's a show that required focus and attention, one that couldn't be jumped right into.

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Arrested Development: Season 3 | Release Details

Arrested Development: Season 3 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Disney+.