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The 10 “Arrested Development” secondary characters we want back for the fourth season

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Sure, we still don’t have a new season of “Arrested Development.” No, Mitch Hurwitz and the cast still haven’t started filming the show. And, yes, the chance of an “Arrested Development” movie hitting theaters any time soon seems to be diminishing rapidly, especially since Hurwitz never mentioned it during a recent Netflix event in Las Vegas. All of that stuff sucks for the time being, but at least we do have Bob Loblow.

At the event, Hurwitz confirmed that Bob Loblaw would have a role in fourth season of “Arrested Development.” We were overjoyed, and that got us thinking of the other characters we’d love to see return. Nearly every secondary or one-shot character in the show left some sort of impression, so we picked out our 10 favorites and listed them off below. In our opinion, a fourth season wouldn’t be complete without them.

Kitty Sanchez
If there’s anyone who’s going to bring down the Bluth family, it’s going to be Kitty Sanchez. When IFC caught up with Judy Greer recently, she said she wanted Kitty to come back with all the Bluth’s secrets and “take the whole family down.” While we don’t know if that awesome storyline is now officially jinxed, it would almost be criminal to have a fourth season of “Arrested Development” where we don’t say goodbye to these.

Steve Holt
You know you’re a character worth keeping when fans start a petition to get you involved with a new season of a show. Steve Holt is one of our favorite ongoing jokes in “Arrested Development.” And now that we know Maeby and Steve are not first cousins because her mother Lindsay was adopted, Gob Bluth’s bastard can again be the romantic competition for George Michael.

Annyong
Ah, Annyong, you got the greatest revenge of all on the Bluths when you orchestrated the second U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission raid on the family in the series finale. It only makes sense that Lucille’s adopted Korean son — real name Hel-loh — come back in some capacity in the fourth season. After all, he’ll obviously want to brag about how he brought the not-so-powerful Bluth family to justice. He at least should be happy to not be living in the model home’s walls anymore.

Rita Leeds
No, we didn’t just include Rita on this list because we’re desperate for Charlize Theron to return to the show. Not only was the British plotline in “Arrested Development’s” third season one of its funniest (and most tragic, to be fair), it’s also the closest Michael has ever come to happiness. He ended up canceling his engagement to the mentally challenged millionaire daughter of two first cousins (sorry George Michael and Maeby) once he found out about her retardation, but that should be no reason to prevent her from returning to the show — or at least being referenced — this time around.

Ann Veal
Will Michael remember Ann’s name if he saw her again in “Arrested Development’s” fourth season? Probably not. But that will make it even funnier if she comes back to the show. Maybe she and George Michael have gotten serious again, or maybe she’s still frisking around with Gob. Since Ann will likely be in her 20s now, it would be even more hilarious if she and Michael had started up a serious relationship (after all, he doesn’t like older women) but it is a mandatory requirement that she is involved with someone in the Bluth family.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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