Netflix Instant Adds a Bunch of Fake ‘Arrested Development’ Shows and Movies

The new season of Arrested Development is set to debut on Netflix Instant in 2013, but today, Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” just added a bunch of fake movies and TV shows from the first three seasons of Arrested Development to the streaming service. Titles like Girls with Low Self Esteem: Newport Beach, Les Cousins Dangereux, Scandalmakers, and Boyfights appear as “Watch Instantly” options. Although the links just go to Netflix’s Arrested Development page, the cover art and synopses from these fake shows are pretty entertaining and an early example of some of the cool Netflix bonus material we might be getting when Season 4 debuts next year (Most of the art is taken from early seasons of the show and yes, the Girls with Self Esteem: Newport Beach cover reads Girls with Low Self Esteem: Orlando, Florida). The whole thing is kinda silly and weird, but it seems to just be a clever way to try to get fans to start rewatching the show before the new episodes kick off. Hit the jump for a look at all 10 of the fake Arrested Development movies and shows “available” on Netflix. Thanks to Avi Gold for the tip!

Girls with Low Self Esteem: Newport Beach

Sunshine and self-esteem issues collide as drunken, scantily-clad co-eds with low self-worth and absolutely no shame hit Spring Break in Southern California. It’s a wild, weekend adventure that you’ll never forget … but they’ll wish they could.

Families with Low Self Esteem

Tobias Funke, the semi-renowned Freudian analyst/therapist and former chief resident of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, provides counseling to families deep in crisis in this deeply probing and emotionally uplifting series.


When faced with some of the toughest cases the mean streets of Los Angeles has to offer, by-the-books detective Frank Wrench realizes he needs to loosen up, break some rules and maybe even throw out the book entirely, in order to get tough on crime.

Les Cousins Dangereux

To escape the scorn of their dissaproving families, two cousins flee to a sleepy, provincial town in France but are forced to hide their incestuous affair from the prying eyes of local villagers in this awkward tale of forbidden romance.


No stone goes unturned and privacy means nothing in this reality series where sordid secrets and ugly truths come to light. Go behind the scenes of today’s tabloid headlines with re-enactments of real-life incriminating scandals.

Ready, Aim… Marry Me!

After an acrimonious parting of ways with fellow Nazi hunter, Red McGibbon, Bullet shows he’s nobody’s sidekick by flying solo in search of comedic adventures. But along the way he discovers romance in the arms of a sassy socialite.

Mock Trial with J. Reinhold

All rise for actor Judge Reinhold as he presides over this reality courtroom/variety series, featuring music by American Idol sensation William Hung and his band, Hung Jury, as they take real families and put them through mock trials.

Caged Wisdom: Musings from Prison

Based on his book, “Musings From Prison,” George Bluth presents the latest collection from his ongoing series of life lessons and motivational discourses on the Jewish faith, all while incarcerated at the Orange County Prison.


Sibling rivalry is taken to the extreme as brothers battle it out in this compilation of adolescent boyfights featuring “A Day in the Life of American Boys,” A Boyfights Cookout,” “Backseat Boyfights” and “I Don’t Want to Go to Bed.”

World’s Worst Drivers

Classic crashes, funny fender-benders and stupid sideswipes are on all display in this series that tracks down the world’s most terrible drivers on (and off) the road. There is nowhere to hide from these highway horrors.

Netflix Instant Adds a Bunch of Fake ‘Arrested […]