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Monday, January 12, 2009

Andy Richter Controls DVDs / Dead Like Me Resurrected?

Well, the short list of brilliant but canceled TV shows I want on DVD has just gotten a little shorter!

It was announced today that Andy Richter Controls the Universe is finally coming to DVD!

For those who don't know, Andy Richter Controls the Universe was the first of Andy Richer's three failed sitcoms. In this one, Andy played a struggling writer who paid the bills by writing tech manuals for a faceless corporation. His overactive imagination frequently allowed him to daydream how his day would have turned out if he'd made a different decision. As I reflect on it, it was a lot like Scrubs, only in an office instead of a hospital and Andy Richter instead of Zack Braff.

Anyway, it was funny as hell, but barely lasted two seasons. And today, Paramount Pictures announced that they are releasing Andy Richter Controls the Universe: The Complete Series on March 24! All 19 episodes, bonus features TBA.

Now if they'd just release Now and Again, my life would be complete.

Hey, we got any Dead Like Me fans reading the blog? That's another "brilliant but canceled" TV show I always wanted to check out, but never got to.

I really want to check it out because it was created by Bryan Fuller, who created two of my other favourite "brilliant but canceled" TV shows, Wonderfalls and the recently deceased Pushing Daisies. But I'm straying off topic.

They've actually produced a Dead Like Me straight-to-DVD movie. It's called Dead Like Me: Life After Death and is due to hit your local DVD emporium on February 17.

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