Season Three Originally aired: September 19, 2005 to February 10, 2006
The third season of Arrested Development aired between September 19, 2005 and February 10, 2006 on FOX.
George Sr. is in house arrest in the apartment, and he itches to escape again. The Bluths learn many secrets about their family, but ultimately prove they are disaster prone. In the end, Buster falls in love and becomes the family's hero, and Michael and George Michael attempt to leave the family behind them.
Michael postpones camping with his son to look for his father in Reno. Meanwhile, Lucille goes off her medication; G.O.B. meets a fellow disappointed son; and Maeby and George Michael can't help being thrown together.
Investigating his father's claim that a British group set him up, Michael goes to "Wee Britain" and is smitten with a beautiful woman named Rita. Lindsay attempts to seduce the new family attorney, and G.O.B. goes to extremes to avoid his newly discovered son.
Michael tries to hide Rita from his family with disastrous results; Lindsay waits hand and foot on the Bluths' new lawyer; George Sr. attempts escaping via balloons; Tobias tries to help Buster gain some self-confidence; George Michael confronts Steve Holt about Maeby.
Michael enters a father-son triathlon with Steve Holt; Maeby dons a disguise to compete in an inner-beauty pageant while her parents coach other entrants; George Sr. speaks to at-risk youths, and Buster tries to recruit one to replace him in the Army.
Michael is worried when he learns that Lucille is dating the warden behind his father's back; Buster's new turtle gets into "Uncle-Father" Oscar's stash; the family plans a benefit for Tobias' life-endangering hair transplant.