Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Coming to DVD: Thirtysomething

Wonderful news discovered over this morning's breakfast cereal: THIRTYSOMETHING is coming to DVD at long last.

Funnily enough, I just happened to mention the show last night, as Sylvia Sidney guest-starred on the program at one point.

THIRTYSOMETHING is a wonderful ensemble drama about a group of "thirtysomething" friends in the early years of marriage, home ownership, and parenthood.

As the show began airing in late 1987, around the same time we bought a home and started a family, I particularly related to many of the small family moments and issues portrayed on the series each week.

The cast included Ken Olin (who has gone on to be a very busy TV producer-director, while continuing to act occasionally), his wife Patricia Wettig (BROTHERS AND SISTERS), Mel Harris, Timothy Busfield (THE WEST WING), Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, Polly Draper, and Patricia Kalember.

The Season 1 DVD set from Shout! Factory will include interviews and commentaries. A great piece of news is that no music will be cut due to licensing issues. The president of Shout! Factory says "The visual quality is going to be incredible."

Season 1 will be released on August 25, 2009, and the additional seasons will be released approximately every six months.

I'll be able to clear my Beta tapes out of the cupboard at long last...

Update: TVShowsOnDVD has the DVD cover art (left).

It's available for preorder at Amazon.


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