Please forward this error screen to sharedip-107180114. Follow the link for more information. Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created the development of a boy 5 years Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003, to February 10, 2006. After its debut in 2003, the series received widespread critical acclaim, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Golden Globe Award, and has attracted a cult following, including several fan-based websites.
In 2011, IGN named Arrested Development the “funniest show of all time”. Despite critical acclaim, Arrested Development received low ratings and viewership on Fox, which canceled the series in 2006. Rumors of an additional season and a feature film persisted until 2011, when Netflix agreed to license new episodes and distribute them exclusively on its video streaming service. These episodes were later released in 2013. Discussion that led to the creation of the series began in the summer of 2002. Ron Howard had the original idea to create a comedy series in the style of handheld cameras and reality television, but with an elaborate, highly comical script resulting from repeated rewritings and rehearsals. Over the next few months, Hurwitz developed the characters and plot for the series.
The script of the pilot episode was submitted in January 2003 and filmed in March 2003. It was submitted in late April to Fox and was added to the network’s fall schedule that May. Alia Shawkat was the first cast in the series. Michael Cera, Tony Hale, and Jessica Walter were cast from video tapes and flown in to audition for Fox.