In an early listing visible only to retailers, Lionsgate has revealed that the have plans to release ABC's 2003 sitcom Hope & Faith - Season 1 on DVD. The show stars Faith Ford (Murphy Brown), Kelly Ripa (Live with Regis & Kelly) and Ted McGinley (Married...with Children, Happy Days). The only information Lionsgate made available so far, other than the title, is the release date of March 31st. There are 24 episodes, including a double-length season finale that some lists count as a "twenty-fifth episode." There's also an unaired version of the pilot, with a different cast supporting Ford and Ripa, but we have no way to know yet if it will be included on this release.
Regis Philbin shows up as a guest star in one of these episodes, as does country singer Clint Black, Wonder Woman's Lynda Carter, Hart to Hart's Robert Wagner, The X-Files' Mimi Rogers, The Today Show's Kathie Lee Gifford, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys' Kevin Sorbo, baseball's Roger Clemens, baseball's Willie Randolph, Roseanne's Tom Arnold, Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, soap stars Ian Buchanan, John Callahan, Bobbie Eakes, Eva La Rue, Finola Hughes and Susan Lucci, and Soap Net host Robert Verdi. And I'm sure I've overlooked a few; my apologies to anyone I missed.
There's LOTS more to find out about this release, plus we're waiting on package art, but stay tuned and we'll update you as further developments occur!