Love, American Style -Season 1, Volume 1 Announced for DVD!!
Truer than the Red, White and Blue!
Posted by David Lambert
This past February we had the scoop on rumors that Love, American Style - an anthology program that ended up serving as the "pilot" for classic shows like Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home and the ultra-cool Happy Days - might be coming to DVD itself late this year. Great news! It has been announced for release this morning:
Love, American Style was an hour-long television anthology which originally aired between September 1969 and January 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons it was a part of an ABC Friday prime-time lineup that also included Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222, and The Odd Couple. Each week, the show featured different stories of romance, usually with a comedic spin. All episodes were unrelated, featuring different characters, stories and locations. The show often featured the same actors playing different characters in many episodes. In addition a large and ornate brass bed was a recurring prop in many episodes. Charles Fox's delicate yet hip music score, featuring flutes, harp, and flugelhorn set to a contemporary pop beat, provided the "love" ambiance which tied the stories together as a multifaceted romantic comedy each week.
That was the studio description of the show. Paramount Home Entertaiment will release Love, American Style - Season 1, Volume 1 on November 20th (a week before new DVD releases of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy). It will be presented in the original full-screen video format, and have a running time of 619 minutes. No other details yet, nor cover art, but stay tuned and we'll keep you posted!