The 'Arrested Development' Cast Is Killing It At The Emmys This Year
It's a great year for the Arrested Development cast at this years Emmys. Sure, they're not winning for the cult classic sitcom itself — but the actors are cleaning up in their respective categories. Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus both won acting nods for their work on Veep, while Jeffrey Tambor took home an Emmy for his groundbreaking role as a transgender woman on Transparent. In case you need a refresher, Tambor and Hale both played Bluths on Arrested Development — Tambor as the jailed family patriarch (and his twin brother in certain episodes) and Hale as poor, neurotic Buster Bluth, who struggled with some serious mommy issues. Louis-Dreyfus wasn't a lead, but she had a particularly hilarious guest stint as lawyer Maggie Lizer (as in, "lies her ass off") who spent most of her arc feigning blindness... until it was discovered that her fake seeing eye dog, Justice, was in fact blind. (You see what they did there?)
Arrested Development's initial run was tragically cut short due to low ratings — but thankfully Netflix came to the rescue seven years later to bring the show back for a fourth season. (Netflix, have we told you lately that we love you?) Thankfully, though, the sitcom didn't go unnoticed by the Emmys: Tambor was nominated twice for his role, and the show also received two nominations and one award for Outstanding Comedy Series. Its loyal fans have taken notice of all the acting love tonight — so I'm just gonna go ahead and call it a great night for Arrested Development, because why not?
Arrested Development fans have a great sense of humor (and really, really good taste in sitcoms).