|Date(s):||November 2, 2003 - February 10, 2006; May 26, 2013|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
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Arrested Development is an American comedy television show. It aired for three season on Fox before ending. Several years later, it was picked up by Netflix for a fourth season, and several years after that, a fifth season.
The fourth season of the show was originally presented in a format where each episode focused on one character. In 2018 was re-released on Netflix in a new chronological edit called Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences.
The show is well-liked and references to it can be found all over Tumblr, but a dedicated fandom is fairly small. A few fics were written at Yuletide in 2004-2011, and then again in resurgence in 2013 thanks to the fourth season.
Fanfiction for the series appeared fairly late in the fandom's history at Fanfiction.net - first fic appeared in 2005. Although there was a fanfic mailing list dedicated to it already, ArrestedDevelopmentFanfic, which began in 2004.
Efforts to Save Show
Sometime in 2005, fans often sent cases and cases of bananas to the (at the time) new Fox boss, Peter Liguori, in order to save the series. Pleads to save the show also appeared in various websites:Chicago Tribune.
Popular pairings for the fandom revolve around the Bluth family and thus incest-related pairings, for example Gob/Michael and Gob/Buster. Canon toyed with George Michael/Maeby, which at the end of Season 3 was revealed to be fakecest. Michael/Lindsay is another common pairing, with the two likewise not related by blood.
Outside of the family, Gob/Tony Wonder has become a popular pairing post-Season 4.
Archives & Resources
- Works tagged Arrested Development on the AO3
- Arrested Development & crossover works at FFN
- "Isn't That Illegal?", Archived version George Michael/Maeby ship manifesto by fivil (April 29, 2006)
- ArrestedDevelopmentFox, general mailing list
- ArrestedDevelopmentFanfic, fanfic mailing list
- Arrested_Development_Fans, general mailing list
- savearresteddevelopment, effort to save AD mailing list
- ADfansunite, defunct general mailing list
- save_arrested, defunct save AD mailing list
- the_bluths, general community
- ad100, a prompt community
- arrestedicons, an icon community
- arresteddevlpmt, promoting the series community
- arrestedcontest, icontest community
- bluthcest, incest community for the Bluths
- bluth_love_icon, another icontest community
- theguardian.com, Arrested Development: the defining sitcom of our times, October 4, 2011
- There are 27 works tagged Arrested Development at the Yuletide Collection
- Arrested Development at FanHistory, original citation is defunct: .