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Full Episodes of The Carl Burnett Show available for the first time on September 25!
August 28 2012

“The Carol Burnett Show helped define the golden age of television”

-- The New York Times



THIS SEPTEMBER, TIME LIFE OPENS THE TV VAULT FOR

THE LONG-AWAITED RETAIL RELEASE OF A MUCH BELOVED,

25-TIME EMMY® AWARD-WINNING CLASSIC



THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW



Available in Three Different Configurations –

– All Releases Feature Original, Uncut Broadcast Masters and Episodes Personally Selected by Burnett Herself!



All Configurations Also Contains Hours of Stunning, Specially-Produced Bonus Features Including All-New Interviews with Burnett and Co-Stars Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, Never-Before-Seen Interviews, Featurettes, Rare Guest Star Appearances and Much More!



AVAILABLE ON DVD SEPTEMBER 25



FAIRFAX, VA – Time Life – the home of classic TV, including THE DEAN MARTIN VARIETY SHOW and THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR– will release on DVD one of the most beloved and acclaimed series in the history of television -- THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW. The series, considered by many to be the greatest comedy-variety show ever produced, will be made available in several DVD configurations beginning September 25th, featuring episodes hand-selected by Carol Burnett. Time Life’s release of THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW marks the first time the show has been available in retail stores. “It will be wonderful to see DVD’s of my show in storesâ€Â¦Ă˘€ť said Burnett.



THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW debuted on CBS in 1967 and ran for 11 years, receiving 25 Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes, making it one of the most honored shows in television history, and . TIME Magazine named THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW one of the “100 Best Television Shows of all Time”. And to commemorate one of televisions’ all-time-great comedy shows, Time Life’s initial release of THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW will come in four different configurations:



THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW—CAROL’S FAVORITES: A 6-DVD set boasting 17 complete, unedited episodes featuring the most popular and hilarious sketches and characters from the long-running series. Included: Starlet O’Hara in “Went with the Wind”, The Family, Tudball & Wiggins, The Oldest Man and additional movie parodies. Also featured in this jam-packed set are guest appearances by Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Betty White, George Carlin, Shirley MacLaine, The Jackson 5, and many more.






THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: 2-DVD set with 7 all-time classic episodes chosen by Carol Burnett.


THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: Single-DVD with “Went with the Wind,” classic sketches of The Family, Tudball & Wiggins, and others.


The aforementioned configurations will each feature detailed and generous bonus features, specially produced for this historic series release, including:



A laugh-filled roundtable discussion with Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, reminiscing about 11 years of fun and entertainment they created.


A personal tribute from the cast honoring the much-beloved fellow cast member Harvey Korman.


Multiple featurettes on the history of the show, the genesis of key characters and sketches, Carol’s fans, and the influence Carol and the show have had on several generations of comedians and television hosts.


New and exclusive interviews with fellow entertainers and guests on the show, including Carl Reiner, Ken Berry, Betty White, Jane Lynch, Amy Poehler, Jerry Lewis, and others.