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“Mad Men” star John Slattery joins “Arrested Development”


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A lot has changed in the television industry since “Arrested Development” went off the air in 2006, and it seems like creator Mitch Hurwitz is doing his best to catch up.

In addition to bringing the stars of Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” on for the first episode of “Arrested Development’s” new season, TVLine has also learned that John Slattery has joined the show in an undisclosed role. We honestly have no idea who he could be playing. Maybe George Bluth Sr. in the Ron Howard and Maeby Funke-produced film about the Bluth family? A girl can dream.

Since “Arrested Development” is known for being both self-referential and meta, it’s not much of a stretch to think that Slattery could pay homage to his “Mad Men” character Roger Sterling. Roger famously went on LSD this past season to comedic results, so incorporating that into the show could be a fun way of playing around with the “Mad Men” connection.

“Arrested Development” is currently filming its 10-episode season for Netflix, so we should be hearing plenty more casting news over the next few weeks. We can only imagine the guest stars that Hurwitz is going to be bringing in for this coming season, though we hope some of them are secondary characters we already know and love. We’re not quite sure what the plot of the fourth season will entail, but we do know it picks up several years in the future and that each episode will focus on a different member of the Bluth family. If this Netflix season is successful, Hurwitz is planning to follow it up with either a fifth season or a movie.

What do you think of Slattery’s inclusion in the cast? 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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