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Rights secured by Shout! Factory with plans for an upcoming release

Posted by David Lambert
1/23/2013
 
In 1980, ABC tried to imitate the success of NBC's long-running Saturday Night Live series with Fridays. One of the people who was both a writer and cast on the show was Larry David, who is both on-screen and behind-the-screens in Curb Your Enthusiasm, and was the creator of Seinfeld as well. His Seinfeld cast member, Michael Richards ("Kramer") was also on the Fridays cast, as was Melanie Chartoff (the principal in Parker Lewis Can't Lose and "Didi Pickles" in Rugrats and All Grown Up). Now it appears that Fridays will come to DVD at last, thanks to the folks at Shout! Factory:
    Shout! Factory secured the same set of rights to "Fridays," but does not know when it will release the show on home entertainment platforms. The sketch comedy series ran from 1980 to 1982 and, like "Saturday Night Live," it featured celebrity hosts such as Susan Sarandon and Billy Crystal and musical guests such as AC/DC and The Pretenders. Although "Fridays" briefly bested "Saturday Night Live" in the ratings, it went off the air after ABC decided to make "Nightline" a five-nights-a-week program.
That quote above is courtesy of an exclusive report by TheWrap.com, posted yesterday afternoon along with word about another show Shout! has picked up. Dates, contents, artwork and extras (if any) for a Fridays DVD set has not been finalized, but stay tuned and we'll fill you in as further developments occur. Our thanks to one of our loyal readers, "Stephanie," for being the first with the heads-up about this information!

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