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Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Andy-Ri...e-Series/11149

ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE was touted as "the funniest new sitcom of the spring" (2002) by TIME magazine and declared by US Magazine to have "scaled new heights." Set in Chicago, the half hour comedy chronicles the day to day happenings of Andy Richter, an aspiring short story writer working for a large corporation writing "how to" manuals. Andy is constantly thinking about possibilities and how every moment in life could just as easily go another way. Stars: Andy Richter, Paget Brewster, Irene Molloy, Jonathan Slavin, James Patrick Stuart

After more than seven years writing and co-hosting Late Night with Conan O'Brien, sidekick Andy Richter moved to the forefront in 2002 with the first television series he starred in, Fox Network's Andy Richter Controls the Universe. It ran over the course of two seasons, and while the mass ratings weren't there for the broadcasts, the series has developed a very devoted following of fans who have passionately wanted a DVD release for the program. We've got great news for all of you this morning!

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series is coming out on March 24th. The 417-minute collection of 19 episodes will be presented in full screen video, with English - Stereo audio and closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Pricing and package art aren't available yet, but stay tuned.

Guest stars during the show's run include Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Erik Estrada (CHiPs), Molly Sims (Las Vegas), Conan O'Brien (Late Night with Conan O'Brien), Rose Marie (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Charles Robinson (Night Court) and June Lockhart (Lost in Space, Lassie, Petticoat Junction). Don't miss them!
I'm very excited by this news. This has been near the top of my wishlist for a while. Now if we could just get Andy Barker, P.I.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Well, there was talk of BCI doing Andy Barker, but now that BCI closed, I don't know if it's still coming.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Finally! I've been waiting for this one.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Full screen video? I'll pass. I've always watched this show in 16:9, both on Fox and HDNet.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

I have been waiting for this for a long time. I can't wait!
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

If this ever comes to Blu, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Until then, I have all the episodes from HDNet already.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

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Full screen video? I'll pass. I've always watched this show in 16:9, both on Fox and HDNet.
Seriously, what the hell's up with that?

As for Andy Barker, P.I., it had a killer premise that just didn't deliver, IMO. The idea behind the show was much funnier than the show itself.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Great news indeed -- a must-buy for me.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Nice! I loved this show! By now, I never thought this would get a release.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

no hints of extras?
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Awesome.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Never seen this show before but have heard nothing but good things about it. I might rent it or blind buy it if I see it on sale.

Could be my next Arrested Development, another great comedy I never caught until it was canceled (too soon) and came out on DVD.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

I think about this show at odd random times wondering where the DVD release is so I am glad it's finally coming out.

Now if we can just get the Get A Life complete series out...
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Originally Posted by Doughboy View Post
Full screen video? I'll pass. I've always watched this show in 16:9, both on Fox and HDNet.
Exactly. WTH?
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

I wouldn't get too worried about the aspect-ratio just yet - there's been more than a few instances when a TV show's announced and they just say "full screen" and when it comes out, it's actually 16:9. And with the proliferation of widescreen TVs these days, fullscreen could very well mean wide...
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

I wasn't even aware the show had ever aired 16:9. Was it that way on Fox during the original run or was that created specifically for HDNet?
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

I've got to be honest, this is kind of disappointing news to me. I've waited so long for this, and now I find out it's full screen?

I'll wait for the Blu-rays or end up downloading the HDNet versions.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

The full-screen note has to be a typo or boiler-plate error. I caught most of the episodes when they were on HDNet a while ago, but I know I missed a couple. Definitely looking forward to this. Here's hoping for some decent extras (commentaries, PLEASE!)
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Thank God! I've been waiting on this release long enough to know that I'll buy it regardless of full-screen or wide-screen.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Audio commentary on select episodes and featurettes:

http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Andy-Ri...e-Series/11155

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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Also from the link Paul posted...

We've also learned that the "full screen" video aspect ratio provided in the original studio info could possibly be incorrect, and that this may in fact be widescreen. We're looking into that, so stay tuned.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

That's certainly good news.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Nice!

"Big Andy."
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

Sweet. Now if only Ed would come out, I think I wouldn't be waiting for any more TV shows to come out.
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Re: Andy Richter Controls The Universe: Complete Series - 3/24/09

If it's widescreen I'm buying it... if not, I'll hold off (although I doubt we'd ever see a BD or double dip release on this title).

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