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Jeffrey Tambor Made a Handy Guide to Binge-Watching 'Arrested Development'

Arrested Development's lovable patriarch Jeffrey Tambor made a new video with The Tonight Show that's super helpful if you have plans to binge-watch AD anytime soon. Whether you're an experienced AD viewer or an intimidated newbie, Tambor's tips will help you binge-watch the right way — comfort, mouth hygiene, confidence, and baked potatoes are key.

Jimmy Fallon Did a 'Larry Sanders' Homage Last Night with Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor was a guest on yesterday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, so they had him guest announce the show and do the Hank Kingsley applause/applesauce intro from The Larry Sanders Show over a black-and-white credits sequence that paid homage to the show. In addition to that, they had Tambor continue to serve as guest announcer throughout the monologue, The Roots played some Sanders-esque intro music, and Fallon came out on a spotlight a la Sanders. Too bad they couldn't get Rip Torn back to laugh like Artie and rile the audience up by waving his script around during the monologue.

Jeffrey Tambor to Star in a New Amazon Pilot for The Onion

Last year, online retailer Amazon began developing six comedy pilots to be released streaming a la Netflix's recent push to produce its own original programming, and beloved comedic actor Jeffrey Tambor has just been cast in one of Amazon's new pilots, Deadline reports. Tambor will star in The Onion Presents: The News, a comedy that takes place behind the scenes of The Onion News Network. His character is David Everett, the network's oldest and most respected anchor who fears his job is being threatened by a younger journalist named Cameron, whom he hates. The show is created by Will Graham & Dan Mirk (The Onion News Network, The [...]

Jeffrey Tambor Reveals the Genesis of Oscar Bluth

Hey, anyone laboring under the impression that Arrested Development was meticulously plotted down to the last chicken dance before the first episode ever aired:

We were fitting a wig for George, for a scene when he'd have hair, and I walked outside, and Mitch [Hurwitz] was way high up in the writers' room and looking down, and he saw me with the wig — it wasn't cut yet, so it came down past my shoulders — and he said, "Hold it right there!" And that's how Oscar was born. That's what was so great about the show, how stuff that happens on set could transform the show.

That's Jeffrey [...]

The Genesis of "Illusions, Michael"

Here's a fun find by CollegeHumor's Jeff Rubin, from the second season of The Larry Sanders Show, in which Jeffrey Tambor's Hank corrects a coworker for calling one of his illusions a magic trick. If someone can find a third show that Tambor was on that made this joke, we'll really have a pattern.

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. 

'Arrested Development' Episode Reviews: A New Start / Double Crossers

In addition to our Arrested Development season 4 review, Splitsider has also been posting episode-by-episode recaps that will cover two episodes at a time. So if you haven't yet plowed through all 8 hours of the new season, and instead opted for a slower, more leisurely approach to screening the episodes, these weekly recaps should suit your old fashioned and increasingly obsolete lifestyle perfectly. These articles will be written from the perspective of someone watching the episodes sequentially, with no knowledge of future reveals or plot twists. That said, there may be some discussion of running gags or seemingly throwaway jokes, which, given the show's reputation, may very well [...]

NBC Cancels Dane Cook Show Before It’s Too Late

In what’s been a season full of unorthodox decisions by NBC, the Peacock Network’s latest maverick move is canceling one of its new comedies before it even airs. In May, NBC ordered six episodes of a Dane Cook sitcom called Next Caller, in which the polarizing standup played a brash, misogynist radio DJ forced to co-host his show with, get this: a female feminist. Now, Deadline reports the network is canceling the show after only four episodes have been filmed (none of which will air), due to being unhappy with the series’ creative direction. Yes, NBC expected a Dane Cook sitcom to have a “creative direction.” [...]

Jeffrey Tambor Has Had Some Great Lines Over the Years

Jeffrey Tambor stopped by Late Night last night to promote tomorrow night's premiere of Bent on NBC, and he dropped a couple of his catchphrases from roles past. "There's always money in the banana stand." "Hey now." Unfortunately his diminutively regal character on Yo Gabba Gabba didn't seem to have a catchphrase, but it is worth appreciating all the same. He's a singing king on a tiny pillow! That is a career role!

Jeffrey Tambor Says Arrested Development Movie Should Start Shooting Next Year

More vague news on the mythical Arrested Development movie, this time from Jeffrey Tambor: “I know there is an idea kind of circulating, but everybody is on board and probably by next year at this time we’ll be in it.” There you have it guys, it is definitely, 100% happening! And it will be perfect, not only living up to but exceeding your insane expectations, completely making up for the fact that the show was cancelled after only three seasons! All will be right with the world and there will be no more sadness anywhere!!! [via]

Jeffrey Tambor to Star in Another Amazon Pilot

Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor is set to star in his second pilot for Amazon's streaming service. Tambor previously starred in Onion News Empire, a critically-acclaimed pilot from The Onion that debuted with Amazon's first batch of original pilots this spring. Deadline reports that Tambor will be playing the lead in a new Amazon comedy called Transparent, written by Six Feet Under alum Jill Soloway and also starring Gaby Hoffman (Veronica Mars movie). The pilot follows Mort (Tambor) who gathers his three adult kids (Hoffman and two uncast roles) for a serious talk. They think he's going to be discussing his inheritance with them, but he reveals he's [...]

Jeffrey Tambor Shares a Bunch of Great 'Larry Sanders Show' Stories

"[It was] one of the great auditions of my life … That evening, around 5 p.m., I called and I said, 'May I speak to Garry?' … He came on the line. I said, 'I've never done this in my entire career, but I really want to play Hank. I would normally never call … ' And Garry said, 'No, but Hank would.' And that was great. That sealed it. I was in the mindset of my character. Hank would have done that."

- Jeffrey Tambor telling the story of how he landed the role of Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show in an interview with Vulture in which [...]

‘The Larry Sanders Show’ Cast Reunites and Garry Shandling (Wisely) Doesn’t Want a Movie

Entertainment Weekly reunited some classic TV and movie casts for this month’s reunion issue, including Arrested Development, Cheers, and National Lampoon’s Vacation, but today, EW published an interview with Garry Shandling and a reunion video of the cast of HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, featuring Jeffrey Tambor, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Rip Torn, and more.  The Garry Shandling interview, although short, has some interesting moments. On the massive impact the show has had on the next generation of sitcom folk, Shandling said, “Sometimes I’ll be watching TV and what happens is I’ll flip to [a show] and within two seconds, I feel like I’m in the writers room again. [...]

This Week’s Web Series You Need To Watch: "The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks"

This Week’s Web Series You Need To Watch has explored tremendous variations in quality web video, from low budget viral hits (Tiny Apartment), to glossy, pitch-conscious sizzles (Starf*ckers ), to independent pursuits of proven TV masters (Explosion Bus), all the while attempting to forecast the ways TV might change to accommodate a movement toward Internet-only content. In AMC's The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks, we have our first clear answer. And it’s pretty exciting.

Arthur Banks is the inaugural product of AMC's new Digital Studio, created to “extend [the AMC] brand to the web, and to nurture great young writers and directors in a unique way,” [...]