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'Arrested Development' Starts Taping in Four Weeks

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The fourth season of the cult comedy classic TV show will come out in 2013, followed by a movie.

'Arrested Development' Starts Taping in Four Weeks

Annyong! Arrested Development is back and ready to shoot its fourth season. 

Narrator and executive producer Ron Howard tweeted a shot of the writer's room Tuesday, giving proof that the writers use index cards as wallpaper. Jason Bateman also tweeted "All systems are go" with a photo of himself and Howard with show creator Mitch Hurwitz.  

Each episode is supposed to focus on a member of the Bluth clan to help bring us up to speed with what that character has been doing since 2006.  Let's take a look at where we left off in season 3. 

In the last episode of the series--or so we thought--Michael (Jason Bateman) and George Michael (Michael Cera) escape to Cabo when Lucille's (Jessica Walter) yacht party is crashed by the police.  

Michael had recently gotten his father's "light treason" charges dropped after a visit to Iraq where he freed his brother GOB (Will Arnett) who had been imprisoned for accidentally starting an anti-American rally during his USO tour.  

George Michael decided to sail away from his troubles when he could no longer suppress feelings for his cousin Maeby (Alia Shawkat) and discovered that his ex-girlfriend Ann (who?) was dating his uncle GOB.  

Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) found out that she is in fact a Sitwell and had been adopted by the Bluths.  She then tried to seduce her brother Michael. It was weird. 

Michael hires her husband, never-nude and former analyst/therapist Tobias (David Cross), as an events coordinator for the company.  

 Lucille sold the company (and Lindsay) to Stan Sitwell for 12% above market value just before the police came for her.  Her adopted Korean son Annyong (Justin Lee) reappeared to seek vengeance for his grandfather's banana stand that George Sr. had stolen. George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) had tricked his twin Oscar into attending the shareholder's party so he could escape to Cabo.

Buster (Tony Hale) is last seen facing two of his worst fears: seals and the ocean.  When Lucille tried to hightail the Queen Mary off the dock to avoid the police, the boat lurched and sent Buster overboard.  He is confronted by the same "loose seal" that bit off his left hand before he could be deployed in the Army.  

The last Bluth (or Funke) we see is Meaby, pitching the Bluth saga to Ron Howard as a tv show.  He had a better idea: "Maybe a movie."

Since then, fans have been pushing for an Arrested Development movie, and now we're finally going to get it.  After the fourth season, that is. 

I have no doubt that the new Arrested Development will be as brilliant as ever, with smart references and intricate connections to jokes brought up in the first three seasons. I'm looking forward to cameos from Bob Loblaw, Gene Parmesan and Barry Zuckerkorn. Let's just hope the producers don't chicken out now. 

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Comments (1)
  1. Henrik Rypkema's profile

    Henrik Rypkema

    July 13th, 2012 @11:25

    There's always money in the banana stand!

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