It's Arrested Development on 'Actors Studio' Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email More Arrested Development: So Many Characters, So Few Names James Lipton quizzes show creator Mitch Hurwitz on the names of the characters he’s created. Portia De Rossi Becomes Portia Degeneres Portia talks about marrying Ellen Degeneres and coming out at the Golden Globes. Mitch Hurwitz on the Creation of Arrested Development James Lipton’s name came up early in the development of the series. Will Arnett is Gob James Lipton learns why Gob’s plots and magic tricks always fail. Jeffrey Tambor’s Heartfelt Advice for Aspiring Actors ... And Will Arnett chimes in too. On Arrested Development’s Bare Bones Production Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Portia de Rossi shed light on AD’s unorthodox production processes. Guerilla Casting Arrested Development Mitch Hurwitz explains how he got Ben Stiller onto AD by first casting him as a prop. George Michael and Maeby Funke: Real Life Best Friends Alia Shawkat explains how she bonded with Michael Sera on the Arrested Development set. The two remain best friends.