This past year saw Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Cheers
, Patricia Heaton (Everbody Loves Raymond, Women of the House
) and Laura Marano (Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, The Sarah Silverman Program
) star in the Fox sitcom Back To You
. While we're not sure yet if the series is returning for a second season (the show wasn't picked up by the network, but as of recent weeks Grammer is still discussing with Fox the possible return of the series), it looks like Fox Home Entertainment is being optimistic and announcing the first season's episodes as coming to DVD under the title Back To You - Season 1
(an open-ended name, as opposed to "The Complete Series").
Overnight Amazon.com began taking pre-orders
for this release, which they show as being available on October 14th
. The price of $39.98 SRP is currently discounted to $27.99, for a 3-disc set running 291 minutes. That includes all 14 episodes which aired, plus 3 additional unaired episodes. We're also expecting some extras, but no details are available just yet. Stay tuned for that, and cover art (the picture at Amazon right now isn't it), just as soon as Fox makes them available!
We've heard word from Sitcoms Online
, quoting Grammer's publicist as saying that the info about the possibility of the show returning is incorrect, and that the show is most definitately not coming "back to you" (sorry for the pun). Of course, that brings up the whole question of "why title the DVD as 'Season 1' instead of 'The Complete Series', which makes more sense," but hopefully that will get worked out by the time Fox formally announces the set.