Arrested Development

Jim 2000s

Aired: 2004-2006 Fox Network; 2013, 2018-2019 Netflix Arrested Development

DAD: Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman)/Widower

DAD’S JOB: Acting President of The Bluth Company

KIDS: George Michael Bluth (Michael Cera)(15)


STAND-IN “MOM”: Possibly Tobias Fünke (David Cross), Uncle

FOX is really, really good at canceling quality shows, and this was one of them. Years later, Netflix picked up the mantle, and added another three seasons.

Michael Bluth paid little attention to his son, even failing to notice major details of his son’s life. Young George Michael had fallen in love with his own first-cousin Maeby (Alia Shawkat) a girl unwisely quartered in the same bedroom with George Michael. Why yes, the comedy was quite “edgy.”