4 Comedy Shows Like Arrested Development

Starring: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, and Portia de Rossi

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Single-camera, Arrested Development was a critically acclaimed series. It aired for 3 seasons on FOX (2003-06) and was renewed for a 4th season (2013) on Netflix. Production for a 5th season this year is planned.

Arrested Development is about the Bluth’s. The Bluth’s are spoiled, rich, lazy, and eccentric. When the patriarch of the family, George Bluth Sr., is arrested for dishonest accounting and sent to jail, the whole family must deal with the consequences. Because of his arrest, the family assets are frozen, causing the unconventional family to panic. Michael Bluth is the responsible one, he must care for his son, George-Michael, and keep his whole family under control but they are not making his job easy.

Arrested Development is a hilarious story that you must watch! And when you are done here are 4 more shows like Arrested Development.


Episodes

Starring: Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, and Stephen Mangan

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If you’ve watched ”Friends” then you know who Matt LeBlanc is A.K.A. Joey Tribbiani. In this funny show see Matt Leblanc as he plays himself in this series about getting hired for a tv show. After winning a prestigious award, a happy couple from ” across the pond ” come to Hollywood to produce an American version of their hit British series. The couple, Sean, and Beverly are told to hire Matt LeBlanc for the lead role. This isn’t what they had in mind. Sean opens up and starts to like Matt, Beverly doesn’t. That is just the beginning of what’s to come, endless script changes and Sean’s wandering eye make things a lot worse.

Enjoy this show similar to Arrested Development called Episodes.


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Veep

Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, and Tony Hale

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Veep is about Selina Meyer, she is Vice President (Veep) to the President of the United States. This show is about Selina and her team as they achieve their goals and make a mark in politics all while trying not to get entrapped in the political games of Washington D.C. The Veep tv show has also won many awards in each of the 5 seasons it has aired, and it’s still going strong today.

This political satire is one of the funniest and sarcastic series in shows like Arrested Development.


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Party Down

Starring: Jane Lynch, Lizzy Caplan, Ken Marino, and Kevin Hart

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There aren’t many single-camera shows like Arrested Development but Party Down is one of them. Party Down is about actors, comedians and play writers who haven’t ”Made” it yet in Hollywood and have to work for a catering company as waiters and bartenders, for a company called ”Party Down”. Each episode is in a new location, singles dating, wedding, sweet sixteen, funeral and more.

All the actors are familiar faces, and if you’ve watched Veronica Mars, you will recognize a lot more.

Get ready to laugh out loud at the poor luck of this catering team.


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Insecure

Starring: Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, and Yvonne Orji

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Insecure, found on our list of shows like Arrested Development, is about Issa and her friend Molly’s perspective on life. Issa and Molly are black, Issa works for a non-profit organization, and Molly is a booming corporate attorney. In this addition to shows like Arrested Development, we see how black women experience life in social and racial conditions.

Created by Issa herself, her idea for this show was for us to view:

” the complexities of ‘ blackness ‘ and the reality that you can’t escape being black ”

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