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Emmy®-Nominated Comedy Series Makes Its Highly Anticipated DVD Debut
March 24 From CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (March 3, 2009) - Jump back into the irreverently surreal life of aspiring short story writer Andy Richter and his dynamic ensemble of co-workers and friends when ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES makes its DVD premiere on March 24 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  The series' creative formula takes viewers through the actual and imaginary storylines by the whimsical narration of Richter himself.  A three-disc set, ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES features 19 hilarious episodes, including five never-before-aired on network television, and all-new special features including commentary from Richter.

Nominated for an Emmyâ for outstanding writing, ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE was touted as "the funniest new sitcom of the spring" by TIME magazine and declared by US Magazine to have "scaled new heights."   Set in Chicago, the series stars former Conan O'Brien sidekick Andy Richter and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as his friend and boss at Pickering Industries, a Fortune 500 company that has its hands in everything from restaurant fryers and jetpacks to consumer products and nuclear weapons.  Telling viewers the stories of his life each week, Richter intermittently invents some of the details to make the stories just a bit more interesting.

The series featured an impressive roster of guest stars including Jon Cryer (Two And A Half Men), Molly Sims (Las Vegas) and Conan O'Brien (Late Night With Conan O'Brien). ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES features two all-new special featurettes examining how - and what if - Andy Richter controlled the universe, and optional commentary on select episodes from Richter and Emmy-nominated writer/series creator Victor Fresco.  The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 US and $47.99 CAN.

ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES is presented in Widescreen with English Stereo sound.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  The total running time is 6 Hrs., 57 Min.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:

  • Pilot - Optional Audio Commentary with Andy Richter and series creator Victor Fresco
  • Grief Counselor
  • Little Andy In Charge - Optional Audio Commentary with Andy Richter and Victor Fresco
  • Second Episode
  • Gimme A C
  • Wedding

Disc Two:                  

  • We're All The Same, Only Different
  • Twins
  • France
  • Holy Sheep
  • Relationship Ripcord
  • The Show Might Go On
  • Crazy In Rio
  • The Maid Man

Disc Three - UNAIRED EPISODES:                      

  • Bully The Kid
  • Duh Dog
  • Final Fantasy
  • Saturday Early Evening Fever
  • Charity Begins In D Block
  • Special Features:
    • How Andy Richter Controlled the Universe
    • What If Any Richter Controlled the Universe

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD business 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 Video. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD label.   

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.

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Street Date: March 24, 2009

Pricing: $42.99 US/ $47.99 CAN

Catalog #: 139304

Runtime: 6 Hrs., 57 Min.

U.S. Rating: N/R

Canadian Rating: PG



Leslie Ryan