Friday, April 12, 2024

Jeffrey Tambor, Ousted from Amazon’s “Transparent,” Welcomed Back to Netflix’s “Arrested Development”


These are confusing times in the #MeToo era.

Now comes news that Jeffrey Tambor will return to Netflix’s “Arrested Development” series for another season. Tambor is an original cast member of the popular series that started on Fox years ago but has had a new life on the Netflix platform.

It’s an interesting turn of events as Tambor was ousted from Amazon’s “Transparent,” where he won a lot of awards playing a man who became a woman. Tambor’s exit was because of accusations of sexual misconduct after accusations from people who worked on the show.

I would have thought Amazon would be more flexible, and Netflix not for a variety of reasons. Earlier this year. sources tell me, Netflix refused to hire another prominent actor who’d had similar accusations leveled against him. But maybe Tambor, whose alleged transgressions never rose to the level of serious legal standing, has curbed his enthusiasm for making inappropriate remarks at work.

“Transparent,” meanwhile, will somehow eliminate his character– which was the main focus of the show– and move forward in a new direction.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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