Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE:
* The Flip Wilson Show – The Best Of (Time Life)
$99.95 SRP DVD (“5 Easy Payments of $19.99”)

EXTRAS: A rare 1976 interview with the star himself! A Bonus DVD with the pilot episode of The Flip Wilson Show (featuring the debut of Geraldine!) and The Flip Wilson Special from 1975 with Cher and Richard Pryor. PLUS, a Collector’s Booklet with quotes, production photos, script pages and more!
—–Flip is back, and funnier than ever! In 1970, Flip Wilson changed the face of TV comedy: he was charming, hilarious, and he looked great in a dress! The Flip Wilson Show debuted as the #1 variety show on TV, and ran for four incredible seasons, winning multiple Emmys and a Golden Globe. From his hilarious Geraldine character, to stand-up, sketch comedy, and magical musical performances, Flip made a show that made everyone feel good. Now, for the first time ever you’ll be able to have the biggest and boldest collection of Flip yet: The Best of The Flip Wilson Show! You’ll get 11 DVDs including: 20 full-length episodes from across all 4 seasons, with 17 episodes not seen since they first aired! Guest stars Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Tim Conway, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Burt Reynolds, and so many more!
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for the heads-up about this item
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COMING ON 11/16:
* This Is Us – The Complete Season 5 (20th TV/Disney)
$34.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–Full of heartfelt wit, drama and tears the journey of the Pearson family continues in Season Five of this highly acclaimed, award-winning series. With its trademark storytelling style, moving from the past to the future and back again, this season-like-no-other brilliantly incorporates current real-life challenges from the Covid crisis to the complexities of race. Randall pursues the mystery of his birth mother with Beth at his side, Kevin and Madison navigate their relationship while they navigate becoming parents, and Kate and Toby face their own relationship and parenting triumphs and challenges. And Rebecca continues to bravely face what could be her biggest challenge ever. Compelling and surprising, This Is Us reveals how seemingly tiny events can impact who we become, and can transcend time, distance and even death. 4-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is not necessarily final, and may be subject to change

* Pose – The 3rd and Final Season (FX/Disney)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–Set in the earlier days of the AIDS crisis, this groundbreaking series follows the triumphs, tragedies and heartbreaks of the legends and icons of New York’s underground ball culture. With the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, Pose features glamorous, gripping and relevant stories. In its final season time flashes forward to 1994, and the ballroom feels like a distant memory to Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) who’s struggling to balance being a mother, a present partner to her new love, and her latest role as a nurse’s aide. Meanwhile, as AIDS becomes the leading cause of death for Americans ages 25 to 44, Pray Tell (Billy Porter) contends with unexpected health burdens. And the emergence of a vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacies. 2-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is from the show’s promotional campaign (the “5.2 FX” reflects the May 2nd debut of the final season on the FX channel) and is not final, and therefore is subject to change

* Spidey And His Amazing Friends (Marvel/Disney)
$14.99 SRP DVD

—–Spidey, our favorite web-slinger is teaming up with Ghost-Spider (Gwen Stacey) and Miles Morales to make up The Spidey Team, with some assistance from Spidey’s comical but loyal Spider-bot, TRACE-E. If Spidey finds himself in a sticky situation that needs even more super-hero power, rest assured that an Avenger pal will race in to help out. Whether it’s just The Spidey Team or adding an Avenger for the assist, these superheroes will work together to save the day! Voice Talent: Benjamin Valic: Peter Parker, Lily Sanfelippo: Gwen Stacy, Jakari Fraser: Miles Morales. 11 animated shorts. Single-disc title.

* Queen of the South – The Complete Season 5 (20th TV/Disney)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–In Season 5, Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) finally embraces her Queenpin status, and all that comes with it. While she has tried to maintain a strong moral code by leading with her heart, those values have begun to compromise her ability to stay on top. She must now make tough decisions when it comes to those closest to her, all while continuing her quest for even greater power. 2-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is from the show’s promotional campaign and is not final, and therefore is subject to change
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COMING ON 12/7:
* Creepshow – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $34.97 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Creepshow animated special and holiday special
—–It’s still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”) comes the second season of CREEPSHOW, the anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic. A comic book comes to life in nine chilling tales told across five episodes. Explore terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page! Actor List: Kevin Dillon, Ted Raimi, Ali Larter, C Thomas Howell, Iman Benson, Josh McDermott, Ashley Laurence, Keith David, Ryan Kwanten, Breckin Meyer, Molly Ringwald, Eric Edelstein, Barbara Crampton, Denise Crosby, Justin Long, D’Arcy Carden. 2-disc set in either format

* My Life Is Murder – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–10 murder mystery episodes starring Lucy Lawless, Ebony Vagulans, Rawiri Jobe, Bernard Curry, Todd River. 3-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 12/14:
* The Abbott And Costello Show – Season 1 (ClassicFlix)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Commentaries on 10 episodes featuring Gilbert Gottfried, Lou Antonicello, Paul Castiglia, Ray Faiola, Stu Fink, Shane Fleming, Bob Greenberg, Jim Mulholland, Gerry Orlando, Ron Palumbo, Toby Roan, Lou Sabini, Frank Santopadre, Jack Theakston and Michael Townsend Wright; “Saving the Negatives” Featurette with Bob Furmanek; Two complete episodes with original non-audience tracks and six partial episodes
—–One of the most influential comedies in television history, The Abbott and Costello Show – Season 1 makes its Blu-ray debut from ClassicFlix with all 26 stunningly sharp episodes in this 3 disc set on Blu-ray (or 4 discs on DVD). When Bud Abbott and Lou Costello became part of the permanent rotating group of weekly hosts on TV’s The Colgate Comedy Hour, it revitalized their careers and led to the birth of The Abbott and Costello Show, a syndicated half-hour program that premiered in 1952. The premise of the show was disarmingly simple: Bud and Lou played themselves, a pair of unemployed actors living in a rooming house run by the apoplectic Sid Fields, also playing himself. Easing their way through life in a neighborhood where crooks and sharpies lay in wait around every corner, and women walk right up to Costello for no other reason than to slap his face (“How dare you look like someone I hate!”), Bud and Lou keep the show fresh with new routines, but also perform many of their classics, including “Who’s on First?”, “Dice”, “7 x 13 = 28” and so many, many more. Newly restored from original 35mm master elements by the 3-D Film Archive, in cooperation with the Library of Congress, The Abbott and Costello Show features Hillary Brooke (as Lou’s cultured girlfriend), Gordon Jones (as stupefyingly dumb “Mike the Cop”), Joe Besser (as “Stinky”), Joe Kirk (as “Mr. Bacciagalupe”), Bingo the Chimp, as well as many other well-known TV and film entertainers.
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for making sure that we were aware of this item



Disney Television Studios Lands Seven New Broadcast Series; Seventeen Series Return





Disney Television Studios Lands Seven New Broadcast Series; Seventeen Series Return
DTS produced the No. 1 scripted series on three of the four broadcast networks as well as three of the Top 5 scripted series in L7 and four of the season’s Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs.
[via press release from Disney Television Studios]
DISNEY TELEVISION STUDIOS LANDS SEVEN NEW BROADCAST SERIES; SEVENTEEN SERIES RETURN

DTS’ ‘Abbott Elementary’ (Co-Production With Warner Bros. TV), ‘The Big Leap,’ ‘Maggie,’ ‘Ordinary Joe,’ ‘Our Kind of People,’ ‘Queens,’ ‘The Wonder Years’ Set for the 2021-2022 Broadcast Schedule

DTS Produces the No. 1 Scripted Series on Three of the Four Broadcast Networks, Three of the Top 5, and 8 of the Top 20 Scripted Series on Broadcast, More Than Any Other Studio

DTS’ ‘This Is Us’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Tie For the No. 1 Broadcast Series on the Air

DTS Returns Freshman Hits ‘Big Sky’ and ‘Home Economics’ (Co-Production With Lionsgate); ‘This Is Us’ Will Return for Sixth and Final Season; ‘black-ish’ to Return for Eighth and Final Season; Long-running Hits ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19′ to Return for 18th and Fifth Seasons, Respectively

DTS Brings Projects From Acclaimed Producers Lee Daniels, Saladin Patterson, Fred Savage, Zahir McGhee, Liz Heldens, Karin Gist, Jason Winer, Sue Naegle, Justin Adler, Maggie Mull, Matt Reeves, Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner

Disney Television Studios landed seven new network series and returned 17. DTS produced the No. 1 scripted series on three of the four broadcast networks as well as three of the Top 5 scripted series in L7 and four of the season’s Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs. And in L35, DTS produces nine of the Top 20 scripted programs on broadcast, which is more than any of the other major studios. The studios also produced two series tied for the No. 1 broadcast series on the air in “This Is Us” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” as well as the incomparable “The Simpsons” which holds the record for the longest-running series in television history and just received a pickup for two more seasons.

Ratings highlights:

· DTS produces the No. 1 scripted series on three of the four broadcast networks as well as three of the Top 5 scripted series in L7:

“Grey’s Anatomy”/ABC, “9-1-1″/FOX, “This Is Us”/NBC.

· DTS produces four of the Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs on the air including two dramas tied for No. 1 in “This Is Us” and “Grey’s Anatomy”:

Rank Program Name A18-49 L7 RTG
#1T THIS IS US 2.0
#1T MASKED SINGER, THE 2.0
#1T EQUALIZER 2.0
#1T GREY’S ANATOMY 2.0
#5T 9-1-1 1.8
#5T BACHELORETTE, THE 1.8
#5T BACHELOR, THE 1.8
#8 LAW AND ORDER:ORG CRIME 1.7
#9T CHICAGO PD 1.6
#9T CHICAGO FIRE 1.6
#9T 9-1-1: LONE STAR 1.6

· In L35, DTS produces nine of the Top 20 scripted programs on broadcast which is more than any of the other major studios (NBC Universal: 8, CBS: 4).

“This Is Us” (No. 2, 2.4), “Grey’s Anatomy” (No. 4T, 2.2), “911” (No. 5, 2.0), “911: Lone Star” (No. 7T, 1.7),”The Good Doctor” (No. 11T, 1.5), “Big Sky” (No. 11T, 1.5), “Station 19” (No. 14T, 1.4), “A Million Little Things” (No. 17T, 1.3), “The Resident” (No. 19T, 1.2)

Disney Television Studios’ new series include “The Wonder Years,” a comedy inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name from Saladin Patterson, Lee Daniels and original series star Fred Savage, starring Don Cheadle as the voice of Adult Dean Williams; “Queens,” a hip-hop-themed drama from Zahir McGhee that stars Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy as four women in their 40s who reunite as their ’90s group the Nasty Bitches for a chance to recapture their fame; “Our Kind of People,” from Karin Gist and Lee Daniels, inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s bestseller about the rich and powerful Black elite of Martha’s Vineyard, starring Yaya DaCosta and Morris Chestnut; “The Big Leap,” a modern tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours from Liz Heldens, Jason Winer and Sue Naegle, and starring Scott Foley; “Ordinary Joe,” a drama which explores the three parallel lives of the show’s main character after he makes a pivotal choice at a crossroads in his life, from Matt Reeves, Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner and starring James Wolk, Natalie Martinez, Charlie Barnett and Elizabeth Lail; “Abbott Elementary,” a workplace comedy (co-produced with Warner Bros. TV) set in a Philadelphia public school from Quinta Brunson who also stars; and “Maggie,” a comedy about a young woman trying to cope with life as a psychic, from Maggie Mull and Justin Adler, and starring Rebecca Rittenhouse in the title role.

This upcoming season will mark the final seasons for DTS’ iconic series “This Is Us” and “black-ish,” and the return of freshman hits “Big Sky” and “Home Economics,” as well as long-running successes “Grey’s Anatomy,” “9-1-1,” “9-1-1: Lonestar,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Resident,” “The Good Doctor,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19.”

DTS’ animation production continues to dominate with recently announced two season renewals for “The Simpsons” (renewed for seasons 33 and 34, taking the ultimate total episode count to 757), “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers.” “American Dad!” continues its run as TBS’ No. 1 series and Fox’s newest hit “The Great North” just earned a third season renewal. Additional animated series include Fox’s “Duncanville,” Hulu’s “Solar Opposites” and the upcoming “Koala Man,” Apple TV+’s “Central Park” and HBO Max’s upcoming “The Prince.”

And on the awards front, this year the studio’s content received over 260 award nominations including 47 Emmy(R) nods, 25 NAACP nominations and four Critics’ Choice nominations.

DISNEY TELEVISION STUDIOS SERIES ROSTER FOR 2021-2022

NEW SERIES
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY (CO-PRO WITH WB TV) (ABC)
BIG LEAP (FOX)
MAGGIE (ABC)
ORDINARY JOE (NBC)
OUR KIND OF PEOPLE (FOX)
QUEENS (ABC)
THE WONDER YEARS (ABC)

RETURNING SERIES
9-1-1 (FOX)
9-1-1: LONESTAR (FOX)
BIG SKY (ABC)
BLACK-ISH (ABC)
BOB’S BURGERS (FOX)
DUNCANVILLE (FOX)
FAMILY GUY (FOX)
THE GOOD DOCTOR (CO-PRO WITH SONY) (ABC)
GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)
THE GREAT NORTH (FOX)
HOME ECONOMICS (CO-PRO WITH LIONSGATE) (ABC)
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (CO-PRO WITH KAPITAL) (ABC)
THE RESIDENT (FOX)
THE ROOKIE (CO-PRO WITH EONE) (ABC)
THE SIMPSONS (FOX)
STATION 19 (ABC)
THIS IS US (NBC)