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“Arrested Development” officially starts filming today


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Today’s a day that is unlike any other day. Because today is the day that “Arrested Development” starts filming its fourth season.

As Jason Bateman teased four weeks ago, the new season of “Arrested Development” for Netflix was slated to start filming today. But now Deadline has the official confirmation that production has begun, meaning that every “Arrested Development” fan worldwide just blue his-or-herself.

The Deadline story also includes a change of plans from what we knew about “Arrested Development’s” new season. While the initial concept was to have each episode focus on a various character in the Bluth family that would lead up to an eventual movie, creator Mitch Hurwitz later came out and said that the new season would be similar in style to the previous three seasons. It turns out that he decided to go back to his original idea, which explains why the first episode is called “Michael.”

“Each of the new episodes follows one member of the Bluth clan, although some episodes may feature multiple characters,” Deadline writes. “‘Arrested Development’ will be in production through the fall.”

The new 10 episodes are still slated to be released in one fell swoop on Netflix in 2013, though an official release date has not been announced. Hopefully we’ll find out more about recurring secondary characters over the next few weeks, though we’ll be more than happy to have most be surprises. As long as we get tweeted updates from star Jason Bateman and producer/narrator Ron Howard like we have in recent weeks, we’ll consider this a win.

Viva la “Arrested Development”! Though goodness knows what will happen if GOB heads back to Mexico.

What characters do you hope return in the fourth season of “Arrested Development”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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