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Arrested Development

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Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, ... | PORTIA DE ROSSI, TAMBOR, AND BATEMAN
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PORTIA DE ROSSI, TAMBOR, AND BATEMAN

Why you should be watching ''Arrested Development''

WHAT IT IS Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) must salvage the family business and control his crazy family after his father, George (Jeffrey Tambor), lands in jail for creative accounting.
WHY IT'S GREAT Bizarro dark humor, no laugh track, and a voice-over by producer Ron Howard. It's almost too cool for network TV.
WHY YOU'RE NOT WATCHING The show's lead-in, ''Malcolm in the Middle,'' isn't the hot property it once was, and time-slot competitor ''Law & Order: Criminal Intent'' does bang-up ratings.
WHY YOU SHOULD If this gleefully subversive show gets the ax, we probably won't see another one like it on network TV for years. Talk about arrested (creative) development.

Originally posted Nov 21, 2003