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The first of the seasons to air on Showtime will come home in mid-December

Posted by David Lambert
Following up on the Season 1 set released this past spring, Shout! Factory distributor Vivendi Entertainment has informed retailers that The Paper Chase - Season 2 will be back in court (or is that "back in school"?) on December 15th, as a 6-DVD set. We've confirmed that info directly with an executive at Shout! Factory.

After a 22-epsiode first season that aired on CBS in 1978-79, the show was canceled but brought back by Showtime in 1983 for three additional seasons, where the show eventually won 2 CableAce Awards for Best Dramatic Series. According to, the second year (1983-84) contained 19 episodes, the third year (1985) had 11 (including the double-length season premiere episode, which often causes fans to say the count is "12"), and the final year (1986) contained 5 (or 6, if you prefer) episodes, including the double-length series finale that was appropriately titled "Graduation."

The Internet Movie Database ( shows that the second season included some actors who we have become very familiar with by now, including Jane Kaczmarek, Timothy Busfield, Anne Lockhart, Penny Johnson, Jon Lovitz, NFL Hall-of-Famer Lynn Swann, and others who I've probably overlooked. Stay tuned for further updates about Shout! Factory's release, just as soon as the details and cover art become available.

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