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Entire Larry Sanders series heading for DVD

It could be the most anticipated comedy DVD box set ever… and finally it seems that the complete Larry Sanders Show is ready for release.

Although Garry Shandling’s behind-the-scenes satire was one of the most influential comedy series of the Nineties, with a dedicated army of fans, the show has never before been released on DVD in its entirety.

In the 12 years since it has been off air, only the first series has been put out – although two compilations, including an extras-packed ‘Not Just The Best Of’ are available.

But that has only served to whet the appetite of fans wanting all six series. One wrote on a web forum: ‘It’s just too good of a show to not be out there and available.’

Now American label Shout! Factory has announced it has acquired the rights from Sony to release all 89 episodes. Details of the deal are scant, but the company says it expects to release the show some time in September.

It is likely – at least initially – to only be available on import for viewers with multi-region DVD players, as the HBO show never built up a huge following in Britain, thanks to erratic late-night scheduling from BBC Two. But it nonetheless inspired devotion among those who did seek it out.

Published: 3 Mar 2010

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