THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION Out This Month

On August 30, Time Life will release rare treasures from the Golden Age of TV with THE Carol Burnett SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLETION - never before available at retail.

Showcasing the birth of a TV legend and the early days of one of the most beloved shows in television history, this collector's set, handsomely packaged in a deluxe box, includes 22 DVDs, over 20 hours of specially-created bonus programming, and a glossy 40-page collectible Guest Book, that contains autographs from Carol's guests, fans and friends; archival production photos; notes from Carol herself; and more!

During the late '60s, CBS was "The Carol Burnett Show" network, a joking reference based on the program's widespread popularity and huge ratings. The eponymous series would go on to a landmark 11 year run, receiving 25 Emmy Awards and eight Golden Globes, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. TIME Magazine named THE Carol Burnett SHOWone of the "100 Best Television Shows of all Time" and Carol Burnett has been honored with more People's Choice Awards than any other actress. Yet, these episodes from the show's first five years hadn't been seen for more than 40 years until the TV DVD archivists at Time Life unveiled these incredible hidden treasures in 2015.

THE Carol Burnett SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION features original broadcast episodes from Seasons 1-5 (1967-1972), hand-picked by Carol herself. And across 45 magical episodes - true treasures from the vault, not seen since their original airing more than forty years ago - consumers will see the very first steps of a TV icon, the magic of Carol's cast coming together, and an incredible array of guest stars including Carol's hero, Lucille Ball, along with Eddie Albert, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Bob Newhart, Don Rickles, Chita Rivera, Joan Rivers, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Jonathan Winters and many, many more.

Aside from giving viewers front row seats to the birth of some of Carol's greatest recurring sketches including "As the Stomach Turns," "Carol and Sis," and "The Oldest Man," the episodes also include show-stopping musical performances, as well as over 20 hours of bonus programming enhancing an already spectacular set.

Certain to thrill fans of both the series and classic television alike, this collection, which The Los Angeles Times calls "a reminder of why Burnett remains an inspiration for new generations of female comedians" will allow home audiences the opportunity to tune in and rediscover what made the program tick and stick around as one of the best hours in TV history.

BONUS FEATURES

Seven featurettes, including: "On the Spot: Carol's Q&A," "Fabulous Firsts," "The Making of a Mackie," "The Golden Age of the Variety Show," "Messages to Carol" "Expecting the Unexpected" and "The Song and Dance"

20+ exclusive new interviews with stars of yesteryear and today, with Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Pat Boone, Steve Carell, Vikki Carr, Carol Channing, Kristin Chenoweth, Tina Fey, Bill Hader, Shirley Jones, Queen Latifah, Gloria Loring, Burt Reynolds, Don Rickles, Lesley Ann Warren and more!

A backstage tour of CBS Studio 33 where the show was originally taped

Never-Before-Seen Bloopers & Outtakes

Rare TV specials: Once Upon a Mattress starring Carol, Ken Berry and Bernadette Peters and Carol +2 featuring Lucille Ball and Zero Mostel

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Format: DVD (22 Discs)

Catalog #: 31225-X

Running Time: 62 hrs.+

Genre: TV/Comedy

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0

Language: English with Closed Captioning

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