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08.31.2009

BEFORE HE WAS THE MENTALIST, HE WAS - THE GUARDIAN: THE FIRST SEASON

Dramatic Legal Series Starring Simon Baker Debuts On DVD
October 27 From CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (August 31, 2009) - THE GUARDIAN, the captivating legal drama starring Simon Baker (The Mentalist), debuts on a six-disc DVD set featuring all 22 riveting first season episodes on October 27 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

When a hotshot corporate lawyer has a run-in with the law and is sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service, he becomes The Guardian - a part-time child advocate at Legal Aid Services, where one case after another is an eye-opening instance of kids caught up in difficult circumstances. THE GUARDIAN garnered a host of industry acclaim with Simon Baker earning a Golden GlobeÒ nomination for the lead role. The series also featured Alan Rosenberg (Cybil, Chicago Hope) and Dabney Coleman (9 to 5, Tootsie).

THE GUARDIAN: The First Season is a six-disc set presented in Full Screen with English Stereo Sound.  The DVD is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated 14A in Canada.  The total running time is approximately 972 minutes.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:    

• Pilot

• Reunion

• Paternity

• Lolita?

Disc Two:

• The Men From The Boys

• Indian Summer

• Feeding Frenzy

• Heart

Disc Three:

• The Funnies

• Loyalties

• Home

• Causality

Disc Four:

• Privilege

• Family

• Loco Parentis

• Solidarity

Disc Five:

• The Divide

• Mothers Of The Disappeared

• Lawyers, Guns And Money

Disc Six:

• Shelter

• Chinese Wall

• The Beginning

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Networks.  

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Paramount Home Entertainment has a new art website called ARC: https://arc.paramount.com/

THE GUARDIAN: The First Season

Street Date:  October 27, 2009

Pricing: $49.99 US/ $54.99 CAN

Catalog #: 888951

Runtime: 972 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: 14A

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com