Arrested Development Season 5

Release Date, Full Episodes

Arrested Development season 5 started airing on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Series returns with new episodes on Mar 15, 2019. Subscribe below for season Five fan alert to get a short reminder email the day of the season finale — Mar 15, 2019. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

S5E1 Family Leave

S5E2 Self-Deportation

S5E3 Everyone Gets Atrophy

S5E4 An Old Start

S5E5 Sinking Feelings

S5E6 Emotional Baggage

S5E7 Rom-Traum

S5E8 Premature Independence

S5E9 Unexpected Company

S5E10 Taste Makers

S5E11 Chain Migration

S5E12 Check Mates

S5E13 The Untethered Sole

S5E14 Saving for Arraignment Day

S5E15 Courting Disasters

most recent episode S5E16 The Fallout

How many episodes are in season 5 of Arrested Development?

The season consists of 16 episodes. The second half premiered on Friday, March 15, 2019.


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Is 'Arrested Development' Returning for Season 6? - The Cheat Sheet - via Cheatsheet

“I love that show. It means a lot to me and it means a lot to everybody in it. Over 16 years ago is when we started that show… It’s a long period. If they ever wanted to do it, I’d certainly entertain the idea. I have no idea what’s happening, though,” she said.

'Arrested Development' Returns With Higher Quality Storyline - The Heights - The Heights - via Bcheights

Netflix’s Arrested Development revival is a great show with a lot of funny moments, but it doesn’t have the foresight of the series’ first three seasons or the intricacy of Season Four. It’s more like The Office insofar that the best parts stand independent of some grand plan and that the characters really shine. Longtime fans will be happy to see the Bluth family one last time and the season will probably feel better with time, but right now Season Five is a disappointing end to a great series.

'Arrested Development" return to Netflix for mirth-filled blowout - via Lowellsun

Gob's (Will Arnett) magic trick at the parade in which he was going to swap sexuality and emerge from a closet as a heterosexual (long demented story that only this show could tell) goes awry when that closet is filled with cement, with magician Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller) inside. Now Gob is publicly stuck as gay, and his efforts to out himself as straight draw the Gay Mafia, who won't let him -- for at least another seven years, until he ages out.

Arrested Development Needs To End After Disappointing Season 5 - via Screenrant

Virtually everyone else in the cast stays incredibly busy, with the notable exception of Portia de Rossi, who retired from acting in 2017; she appeared only sporadically in the fifth season of Arrested Development, and would be unlikely to sign on for another full run.

Arrested Development season 5: See the trailer for the final half - Entertainment Weekly News - via Ew

A sample of these last episodes of the season — and maybe the last episodes of the series — can be previewed in the exclusive trailer above, which includes Gob (Will Arnett) making an on-brand botched grand entrance, Tobias (David Cross) dressing as a Golden Girl and matching his daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat) step-for-advanced age step; Lucille (Jessica Walter) getting flappy-hand excited for another surprise of sighting of Gene Parmesan (Martin Mull); and Michael (Jason Bateman) making a rather meta banana-stand joke.

Previously on Arrested Development: George-Michael tries to reconnect with his father, but is finding himself overwhelmed by the responsibility of running his business.

Critics Reviews

    Though some characters do still disappear for long stretches during the new season, the entire family has been rejoined, and the volatile chemistry between its members is the combustion engine that drives Arrested Development’s chaotic storylines and self-referential humor. After the dense and head-spinning exposition of the first few episodes, which establish each character’s whereabouts and <...> - by Slant Magazine - Season 5 [Michael Haigis]

    Furthermore, when it comes to reviewing this season, I kind of turn the review into something else, into a different topic. By, that I mean – I think we need to ask whether giving great shows more seasons ten years later will still work. It is happening all over the place, and it just hasn’t worked for Arrested Development, and it just seems like it isn’t living up to the legacy <...> - by athemoviez. - Season 5a [Adam Zenasni]

    Despite my downbeat mood, an element of Arrested Development that I have always enjoyed since its birth is the family’s need to feel important, which continues in season 5 and one that continues to be glaringly obvious due to Michael’s calamitous ways of resisting such status. The whole concept of a rich family falling from a comforting empire, scouring the town’s floor for crumbs <...> - by ReadySteadyCut - Season 5 [Daniel Hart]

    After an underwhelming fourth season, “Arrested Development” returns with a fifth season that seems cheaply made up of unused leftovers. All the problems that plagued the fourth season are here: The plot is too complicated, the actors barely share any scenes together, the humor is forced, and nobody seems to want to be there (with the lone exception of Portia De Rossi, who makes a <...> - by Pop Culture Thoughts [Julien Houle] - Season 5


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