Shout! Factory Slates ‘Designing Women,’ ‘Dana Carvey’17 Mar, 2009 By: John Latchem
Shout! Factory is expanding its comedy slate in May with DVDs for The Dana Carvey Show and Designing Women: The Complete First Season.
The Dana Carvey Show streets May 12 (prebook April 14) as a two-DVD set at $24.99. The sketch-comedy show, starring the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member, debuted in 1996 and ran for seven episodes on ABC. The DVD set includes an unaired eighth episode.
The cast included Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert and Robert Smigel, and the show introduced some of the concepts later utilized on the “SNL” “Saturday TV Funhouse” sketches, such as “The Ambiguously Gay Duo.”
Designing Women: The Complete First Season streets May 26 (prebook April 28) at $44.99.
The four-DVD set includes all 21 episodes from the 1986-87 season. The show starred Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts and Jean Smart as four Southern women running an interior-decorating firm in Georgia.
DVD extras include “Designing Women: A Reunion,” featuring the original cast and series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason; and a booklet with an introduction by the creator.