DVD Release: GCB Season 1

DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
Price: DVD $39.99
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

GCB Season 1Debuting on DVD a week after the season finale’s airing on TV, ABC’s hilarious primetime soap GCB is looking for a bigger audience.

Studios usually release TV shows on disc a few weeks before the new season premieres to get viewers primed to tune in. But with season one of GCB, as well as ABC’s Scandal, Missing and The River, Disney chose a DVD street date the week after the first season finale no doubt to gauge audience reaction and see if the shows are worth renewing.

GCB had been seen as a potential replacement to ABC’s long-running hit Desperate Housewives, which ends on television this year. But ratings haven’t been what the network hoped for.

The comedy is based on the novel Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin, although ABC changed the name in case it was too offensive.

GCB Season 1 DVD boxThe series stars Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper) as Amanda Vaughn, a former high school mean girl whose husband died after crashing his car while his girlfriend was giving him some, umm, pleasure. Oh, and they were running away together with funds he stole from a Ponzi scheme.

Disgraced and with no money, Amanda moves herself and her two children back home to Dallas to live with her mom (the awesome Annie Potts of TV’s Designing Women, who we’re thrilled to see back on the air). But Amanda’s return isn’t particularly welcomed by the women she ridiculed in high school, including the equally awesome Kristin Chenoweth (You Again). Although Amanda has changed for the better, those she picked on have changed for the worse. As Disney’s press materials say, “Hell hath no fury like the cosmetically enhanced!”

All 10 episodes of the first season are in the three-DVD set, as well as deleted scenes, blooper reels and featurettes about favorite characters.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.