6-Disc Set THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Out 10/3

On September 11, 1967, Carol Burnett and her madcap cast took to the airwaves on CBS for a new variety series that combined sketch comedy, singing and dancing. Little did they know that The Carol Burnett Show would become an Emmy Award-winning program and survive the changing tastes of TV audiences to last eleven seasons. Now, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark TV institution, Time Life will release THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW, which includes the best of the best, from all 11 seasons, together for the very first time!

Across 6 discs ($59.95srp), home audiences will be thrilled to discover hilarious episodes that haven't been seen since they originally aired, plus some of Burnett's most beloved classics on 16 fresh-from-the-vaults episodes. Classic shows include the very first episode with Jim Nabors and the emotional, double length series finale, as well as some of the best-loved, fan-favorite sketches including "Mrs. Wiggins," "Carol and Sis," "The Oldest Man," "The Family," As the Stomach Turns, as well as a marathon of movie spoofs, along with commercial spoofs and some amazing bloopers. Incredible guest stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Steve Lawrence, Rock Hudson, Burt Reynolds, Jimmy Stewart, Rita Hayworth and Carl Reiner, along with lavish stage productions grace each disc; and, Carol's question-and-answer openers with the studio audiences are no less entertaining. She might offer a hug or a shout out, or flee from a rampaging gorilla after letting loose with one of her Tarzan yells. Audiences loved Carol, and she loved them. Watch any show and you'll agree: she's still crazy and funny after all these years!

Aside from non-stop laughs, THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW also features exclusive new bonus features: including a new interview with Carol Burnett, specially-produced featurettes: "11 Years of Laughter on The Carol Burnett Show" and "The End of 11 Years: Saying So Long" and never-before-seen bloopers.

Day-and-date, Time Life will also release two additional configurations of THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: a 4-disc collection ($39.95srp), available exclusively at Walmart, and a DVD single ($12.95srp), available nationally at retail.

About Time Life Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE Logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.



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