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The Dana Carvey Show - Studio Press Release for The Complete Series on DVD

2-disc set includes unaired episode, coming from Shout! Factory on May 12th

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For Immediate Release


Collectable 2-DVD Box Set Brimming With The Complete Collection
Of This Comedy Series, Including Unaired Episode

ON DVD MAY 12, 2009

Built around the extraordinary talent of Saturday Night Live veteran and Emmy® award-winning comedian Dana Carvey, the mind-blowing but short-lived sketch comedy series The Dana Carvey Show graced American television in 1996 with subversive humor and hilarious spins on the world of politics, entertainment and pop culture. Headlined by Carvey, this fun-filled comedy series featured the comedic talents of Steve Carrell (The Office, The 40 Year Old Virgin) and Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report) before they were household names. Dana Carvey and Robert Smigel (SNL, TV Funhouse) executive produced and appeared in the cast.

From this extraordinary pool of talent came some of TV's funniest moments, showcasing some of Carvey's most memorable send-ups and dead-on impersonations. Looking back at the past U.S. presidential campaign, Carvey and company took on not only President Bill Clinton and his challengers, Senator Bob Dole and Ross Perot, but also the likes of Pat Buchanan and Steve Forbes. Moreover, the show skewered Hollywood names like Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Jay Leno, The Beatles, and Madonna as well as the players in the O.J. Simpson trial.

On May 12, 2009, Shout! Factory will release the long-awaited The Dana Carvey Show on DVD, featuring the complete collection of the entire series and the unaired episode. Poised to satisfy the Carvey, Carrell, Colbert and comedy fans for ritual viewing, this 2-DVD set is priced to own at $24.99.

The Dana Carvey Show may have hit the airwaves "a moment too soon." Only eight episodes were made - and only seven of those were broadcast - before it was cancelled. This DVD set is a tribute to a show that was definitely ahead of its time and is still talked about by those lucky enough to have seen it in 1996. Moreover, this DVD set provides the opportunity for fans to see the never-before-aired 8th episode of The Dana Carvey Show.

The Dana Carvey Show is from Sony Pictures Television and has been licensed for distribution by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc.

Executive produced by Dana Carvey and Robert Smigel, produced by Brillstein-Grey Communications, and distributed internationally by Columbia Tri-Star International Television, The Dana Carvey Show premiered on ABC in 1996. Dana Carvey was the host and principal player on the show as well as its head writer. The show's cast included Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Bill Chott, Stephen Colbert, Elon Gold, Chris McKinney, Heather Morgan, Peggy Shay, Robert Smigel, and James Stephens III.

IN-DEPTH DVD Special Features include (NOT FINAL)
  • New Interviews with Dana Carvey and Robert Smigel
  • Rare Deleted Scenes
  • Unaired Episode:
      In a show that was never broadcast, Charles Grodin (Carvey) examines celebrities who are launching talk shows. President Bill Clinton is shadowed by his opponent in Bob Dole Undercover. Following Germans Who Say Nice Things That Come Out Wrong, the Stupid Pranksters head for the bowling alley. In preparation for his summer vacation, Tom Brokaw (Carvey) tapes some spots anticipating the death of former President Gerald Ford. Mark Twain Tonight Starring Stomp is followed by This Week With David Brinkley on location from a roller coaster. Finally, the Stupid Pranksters play their stupidest prank ever.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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