Spoiler Special: Arrested Development Season 4

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May 29 2013 4:06 PM

Spoiler Special: Arrested Development Season 4

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The Spoiler Special podcast features in-depth conversations about new and forthcoming movies and TV shows. You can listen to past Spoiler Specials here, and you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

In a special episode this week, Slate’s culture critic June Thomas, Brow Beat editor David Haglund, and Slate V producer Chris Wade discuss the long-awaited return of Arrested Development. Is the Bluth family still as self-absorbed and funny after all these years? Does Mitch Hurwitz’s decision to focus on one major character per episode hinder the fourth season’s storytelling?

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This and many other questions are debated in the podcast below. And consider the comments section below a spoiler zone. Elsewhere on Slate, you can read our episode-by-episode recaps of Season 4. Enjoy.

June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

Chris Wade is a producer for Slate Video and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.

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