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02.19.2008

TWO-TIME EMMY® AWARD-WINNER TED DANSON MAKES HOUSECALLS IN THE LAUGH-OUT-LOUD WORKPLACE COMEDY - BECKER™: THE FIRST SEASON

Get A Daily Dose of Humor When The Three-Disc DVD Set Debuts April 1
From CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - February 19, 2008 - Quirky and funny, the first season of BECKER, a fan-favorite comedy that chronicles the life of a sarcastic, yet decent-hearted doctor, in and out of the office, makes its highly-anticipated DVD debut April 1 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. 

Emmy® Award winner* Ted Danson ("Cheers") stars as Dr. John Becker, a cantankerous, but accomplished physician whose bedside manner is really no manners at all.  Amazed at the inconsistencies and just plain backward-thinking in the world, Becker feels he can dispense diagnoses even when no one asks.  He has no qualms about saying what comes to mind and is always quick to point out others' mistakes.  However, his friends and colleagues recognize the heart beneath the hate and accept his gruff demeanor for what it is. 

Led by Danson, BECKER's ensemble cast includes Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith, Alex Désert and Saverio Guerra.  The first season also featured guest stars including Dick Van Dyke, Alice Krige, Bill Cosby, Kevin James and Ray Romano to name a few.  BECKER: The First Season includes all 22 episodes from the hilarious first season and will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 US and $42.99 CAN. 

BECKER: THE FIRST SEASON is a three-disc set presented in full screen with English Stereo Surround.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  The total running time is 490 minutes.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                                                              

  • Pilot
  • Take These Pills And Shove ‘Em
  • Sex In The Inner City
  • Tell Me Lies
  • My Dinner With Becker
  • Man Plans, God Laughs
  • City Lights


Disc Two:               

  • Physician, Heal Thyself
  • Choose Me
  • P.C. World
  • Scriptus Interruptus
  • Love! Lies! Bleeding!
  • Becker The Elder
  • Larry Spoke


Disc Three:                            

  • Activate Your Choices
  • Limits And Boundaries
  • Partial Law
  • Saving Harvey Cohen
  • Truth And Consequences
  • Drive, They Said
  • Lucky Day
  • Regarding Reggie


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, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA, VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, 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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BECKER: The First Season

Street Date: April 1, 2008

Pricing: $39.99 US / $42.99 CAN

Catalog#: 132644

Runtime: 490 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: PG (Mature Theme/ Language May Offend)

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com