‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 Re-Hires Henry Winkler AND Scott Baio
There’s no more need to talk nonsense about Bob Loblaw, Barry Zuckerkorn is back! Yet more recurring players of the first three seasons have signed on for Netflix’s forthcoming revival of ‘Arrested Development‘ season 4, as Henry Winkler and Scott Baio have signed on to reprise their roles as Bluth family attorney(s) Barry Zuckerkorn and Bob Loblaw. When last we saw the characters however, Michael Bluth had dismissed Barry’s services for Bob, so what nonsense could have befallen Bob Loblaw?
Another wonderful Labor Day weekend gift today, as The Hollywood Reporter reveals that ‘Arrested Development’ stars Henry Winkler and Scott Baio will reprise their fan-favorite roles of Bluth family lawyers Barry Zuckerkorn and Bob Loblaw for the fourth season, set to bow on Netflix in Spring 2013. Winkler himself first tweeted out the news, saying “I AM SUPPOSED TO BE MEMORIZING an ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT scene with MAYBE for today …dont tell anyone i was here OK?????,” and following it up with a picture of himself and Baio on the set.
In the former tweet, we’re guessing he meant Maeby Funke, or rather real-life actress Alia Shawkat. Then again, Barry Zuckerkorn was never quite all there. The character was last seen in season 3 episode “The Cabin Show,” where Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) fired Zuckerkorn for his years of poor service. The character was replaced with Baio’s Bob Loblaw, much as Scott Baio once replaced Winkler on ‘Happy Days.’
Winkler and Baio are the latest former ‘Arrested Development’ stars this week to confirm their involvement with the new series, after Judy Greer (George Sr.’s former secretary/mistress Kitty Sanchez) earlier tweeted out a photo of her time back on the set. Elsewhere, the new season of ‘Arrested Development’ has recruited all three ‘Workaholics‘ stars as well as ‘Mad Men’s John Slattery for unspecified roles.
What say you? Are you happy to have both Henry Winkler and Scott Baio back for ‘Arrested Development’ season 4? What other characters are you hoping to see reprised for the new season? Tell us what you most hope to see in the comments below!