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Highly Anticipated Ninth Season Debuts on DVD April 29
Five Disc Set Features Series' 200th Episode

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - April 1, 2008 - It's the cozy little Boston bar where everybody knows your name. Welcome back to CHEERS - the Emmy® Award-winning smash-hit television series that kept the laughs uncorked for 11 seasons. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt and Bebe Neuwirth, CHEERS: THE NINTH SEASON arrives on April 29 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Season nine marked the year the series ranked number one in the ratings, and earned the show four more Emmys including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Direction (James Burrows), Outstanding Lead Actress (Alley) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Neuwirth).  Former series regular Shelley Long also made a long-awaited return during an NBC special celebrating "Cheers'" landmark 200th episode.

Attracting a plethora of talent from all walks of life, CHEERS: THE NINTH SEASON featured a variety of guest stars including Arsenio Hall, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Boston Celtic great Kevin McHale and former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, among others.  Packaged on five DVDs featuring 25 episodes plus the one-hour 200th anniversary special, CHEERS: THE NINTH SEASON will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 US and $47.99 CAN.  

CHEERS: THE NINTH SEASON is a five-disc set presented in full screen with English Stereo.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  The total running time is 10 hours, 29 minutes.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                                                              

  • Love Is A Really, Really Perfectly Okay Thing
  • Cheers Fouls Out
  • Rebecca Redux
  • Where Nobody Knows Your Name
  • Ma Always Liked You Best
  • Grease

Disc Two:               

  • Breaking In Is Hard To Do
  • 200th Celebration: One-Hour Special
  • Bad Neighbor Sam
  • Veggie Boyd
  • Norm And Cliff's Excellent Adventure

Disc Three:                            

  • Woody Interruptus
  • Honor Thy Mother
  • Achilles Hill
  • Days Of Wine And Neuroses
  • Wedding Bell Blues

Disc Four:                              

  • I'm Getting My Act Together And Sticking It In Your Face
  • Sam Time Next Year
  • Crash Of The Titans
  • It's A Wonderful Wife
  • Cheers Has Chili

Disc Five:                               

  • Carla Love Clavin
  • Pitch It Again, Sam
  • Rat Girl
  • Home Malone
  • Uncle Sam Wants You

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 (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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Street Date: April 29, 2008

Pricing: $42.99 US/ $47.99 CAN

Catalog #: 132734

Runtime: 10 hours, 29 min

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: PG



Leslie Ryan