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NAACP Image Award® Winning Series Debuts On DVD September 1
From CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (June 22, 2009) - Join the team and suit up for the DVD debut of THE GAME: The First Season on September 1 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  

Garnering a 2009 NAACP Image Award® for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, this spinoff of the popular comedy series Girlfriends scores extra points on DVD with all 21 first season episodes, plus the original Girlfriends episode that introduced its main characters. Creator and Executive Producer Mara Brock Akil offers up two interviews and commentary on three episodes.

The hip, sexy and lighthearted comedy follows the glamorous yet stressful lives of three women, each with a boyfriend, husband or son playing on the same professional football team.  The women form an unexpected bond that carries them through their daily lives, as each uses their best "game" to deal with egos, groupies and image consultants in an effort to keep their men both on the field and on their arms. THE GAME, which was produced by CBS Television Studios and aired on The CW, stars two-time NAACP Image Award® winner and three-time nominee Tia D. Mowry (Sister, Sister) Brittany Daniel (Little Man), Hosea Chanchez (For Your Love), Coby Bell (Third Watch), Pooch Hall (Pepper Dennis) and two-time NAACP Image Award® winner** and six-time nominee Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Steve Harvey Show).

THE GAME: The First Season will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 US and $42.99 CAN.

THE GAME: The First Season is a three-disc set presented in Widescreen Format with English 5.1 and English Stereo.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  The total running time is approximately 7 Hrs., 39 Min.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                              

• Special Feature: Pilot - "The Game" - Girlfriends Episode #137

• Away Game

• The Rules Of The Game

• Gifted

• How Tasha Got Her Groove Back

• Brittany's Super Sweet Sixth

• Rift And Separate

• Special Feature: The Game: Interview with Mara Brock Akil

Disc Two:       

• Mi Casa Es Su Casa

• The Trey Wiggs Episode

• The Trey Wiggs Fallout Episode

• There's No Place Like Home

• It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts

• To Baby... Or Not To Baby

• Special Feature: Optional Commentary with Mara Brock Akil

• The Iceman Cometh

• Special Feature: Optional Commentary with Mara Brock Akil

• All-Star Blues

• Special Feature: Optional Commentary with Mara Brock Akil

Disc Three:   

• Out Of Bounds

• Baby B.S.

• God Bless The Girl That's Got Her Own

• You Say You Want A Revolution

• The Big Chill

• The Many Lies Of Derwin Davis

• When The Chickens Come Home To Roost (Parts 1 & 2)

• Special Feature: The Offseason: Interview with Mara Brock Akil

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.

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THE GAME: The First Season

Street Date:  September 1, 2009

Pricing: $39.99 US/ $42.99 CAN

Catalog #: 072334

Runtime: Approximately 7 Hrs., 39 Min.

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: PG



Leslie Ryan