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Alia Shawkat Gets Some Psychic Post-Murder Advice from Emily Heller

Here's the latest episode of Above Average's ongoing web series The Future with Emily Heller, in which celebrity guest Alia Shawkat seems to have done something horrible involving a bloody knife that she insists is not her fault.

Watch 'Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat Reveal the Plot to a New Episode

Netflix puts out this video today of Arrested Development cast member Alia Shawkat revealing the plot to a new episode of the show. Too bad they had to censor out most of it. At least you can just mad libs your own Arrested Development episode off of this clip if you're really desperate.

'The Oranges' Is Kind of Like an 'Arrested Development' Movie

Well, Maeby's in it and it's set in a location with "Orange" in the name and, umm, crazy things happen and…if you think of these two families as one family because they're so close, then you can say there is Arrested Development-like incestuous themes. Fine! It's not at all like an Arrested Development movie but it looks like a solid indie dramedy and it apparently features the best shot of Oliver Platt's bod since Casanova.

Alia Shawkat Talks About the Weird Persistant Arrested Development Fandom

Here's Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat on the surprising persistance of AD fandom: "Yeah, it’s kind of ridiculous. Not to bash Fox, because Fox is paying for my livelihood right now, but they never advertised, and didn’t really know what to do with it, I think. So it’s a surprise to everybody that people are caring about this little show that was canceled so many years ago. It’s very strange to everybody, even to Mitch. I don’t think he knew it would get this far. I think a big part of why he’s been doing this is because of Jason Bateman. So he’s like, ‘Well, I guess I should write [...]

A Look at The Cast of 'Arrested Development' On 'Inside the Actors Studio'

Tonight on Bravo, the case of Arrested Development will sit down with one of their own when they join James Lipton aka Warden Gentles on his long-running Inside the Actors Studio. Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and creator Mitch Hurwitz sat down to talk about the series, and in particular, its distinctive repetition of names. Below, a story about the show's sneaky casting techniques, its bare bones production, and a visit from GOB. 

Alia Shawkat Says It's Nice That People Care About 'Arrested Development' Now

"The only difference is all of a sudden people care about it and are actually paying attention and are really looking forward to it. And it feels really nice, because we worked so hard on the show then, and it used to bother us [that] we would win all these Emmys and no one fuckin' knew about the show. It's kind of a cool thing to come back."

-Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat in a Rolling Stone interview that goes pretty in-depth about the new season without ruining your day with any spoilers.

Alia Shawkat Is The Sassy Best Friend In The Brass Teapot, He Loves Me

Because you can't eat or live inside promises of an Arrested Development movie, Alia Shawkat went ahead and joined the cast of He Loves Me and The Brass Teapot. The dark comedy Teapot stars Juno Temple and Michael Angarano as "a broke young couple who steal a brass teapot that produces cash whenever someone feels pain.” Alia plays Temple's friend Louis, who I can only hope starts wielding a crowbar in an attempt to get rich quick.

Meanwhile, He Loves Me stars Paul Dano as “a once-great novelist who’s creativity is blocked due to heartache and loneliness,” who magically writes his fantasy girl (Zoe Kazan) to life. [...]

And Now the Review of One of the Greatest Comedies of All Time Which Had No Choice But to Try to Change the Game: It's 'Arrested Development' Season Four

The adjectives "interesting" and "weird" mostly exist to be placeholders for how you actually felt about something you couldn't completely understand at first. Sometimes the real feelings will come to you as you heat up something in the microwave a few minutes later; other times it takes a day or two for you to start to be able to properly articulate what you had just seen, several microwaved meals later. Even if the delayed final review of the book, movie, or TV show was "oh, it sucked," it still gets credit for occupying your brain for an extended period of time: that interesting, weird thing took over your life.

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Maeby to Avoid Any "Call Me Maybe" Jokes, Maybe

“There's been lots of suggestions for 'Call Me Maybe' jokes, but I don't think they'll make it in there." – Alia Shawkat on the one joke we shouldn't expect in the forth season of Arrested Development. Too bad we all wasted our time making the videos and buying this t-shirt.

Andy Samberg, Donald Glover Join In On The Hand Job

Hollywood has just been killing it recently, hasn't it? It was confirmed that Andy Samberg and Donald Glover joined the cast The Hand Job, because of course and yes. In case you don't know and need to educate yourself, Maggie Carey's Job stars Aubrey Plaza as a high school valedictorian desperate to lose her virginity before graduation. We've been waiting for a worthy teen movie successor to Mean Girls for six years now, and all my hyperventilating and excited hand-flapping makes me this could be it. Oh, and did we mention Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat will also be stopping by? I'm not saying you should throw all your [...]