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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two New ABC Television Favorites Available This Fall on DVD

Ugly Betty: The Complete First Season -
The Bettyfied Edition

Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season


Catch Up Before the Next Season Premieres And Learn About the Hot
Stars With Behind-the-Scenes Bonus Features

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BURBANK, Calif., June 1, 2007 – ABC Television’s newest critically acclaimed primetime series will make their debut on DVD this fall from Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment: Ugly Betty: The Complete First Season – The Bettyfied Edition (available August 21, 2007) and Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season (available September 18, 2007).
The complete first seasons of Brothers & Sisters and Ugly Betty will include behind-the-scenes bonus features so revealing viewers will feel like they’re on-set.

This duo of DVDs, each priced at $59.99 SRP in the U.S. and $87.99 SRP in Canada, are perfect for fans of the shows or new viewers who are catching up on all the drama and excitement before the start of the sophomore seasons.

Ugly Betty: The Complete First Season – The Bettyfied Edition – August 21, 2007
America is cheering for vibrant overachiever Betty Suarez a.k.a. Ugly Betty, played by America Ferrera (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”). Winner of two Golden Globes®, Ugly Betty received statuettes for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for Ferrera. Ugly Betty is the ultimate story of a square peg in a universe of round holes. The bespectacled Betty Suarez is the true beauty in the skin-deep world of high fashion, but she toils as the assistant to dashing womanizer Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius), editor-in-chief of fashion industry bible “MODE.” Both are newcomers to the ultra-competitive fashion scene, and need to constantly beat back attacks from their jealous enemies— fashion diva Wilhelmina (former Miss America Vanessa Williams), her toadying assistant Marc (Michael Urie) and conniving receptionist Amanda (Becki Newton). Away from the glitz of Manhattan, Betty lives in Queens with her family—her loving father Ignacio (Tony Plana), spitfire sister Hilda (Ana Ortiz) and fashion-obsessed nephew Justin (Mark Indelicato)—who lend her support whenever she is in need.

Get into the MODE with 23 episodes on this 6-disc DVD. “Must-have” bonus features include “Becoming Ugly”, in which Ferrera and the cast discuss what it means to get Bettyfied. Plus, get the real behind-the-scenes scoop with “A La Mode” and “Green is the New Black,” which explore the fashion, sets and magic that go into creating the show. The DVD will also feature deleted scenes, audio commentaries, bloopers and a Spanish audio track.

BONUS FEATURES:
• “Becoming Ugly”
America Ferrera and the cast discuss what it means to get Bettyfied
• “A La Mode”
Behind-the-scenes with production, set and costume designers to discover how the world of MODE was created
• “Green is the New Black”
See the high fashion of Manhattan and coziness of Queens all created on a Hollywood sound stage
• Deleted Scenes
• Audio Commentaries
• Bloopers

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Salma Hayek (“Frida”), Silvio Horta ("Urban Legends"), Ben Silverman, ("The Office"), Jose Tamez ("The Maldonado Miracle"), James Hayman ("Joan of Arcadia") and Marco Pennette ("Caroline in the City") produce Ugly Betty, which is based on the hit Colombian soap opera "Yo Soy Betty La Fea."

STREET DATE: AUGUST 21, 2007
Direct prebook: June 19, 2007
Distributor prebook: July 3, 2007
Suggested retail price: $59.99 U.S./$87.99 Canada
Feature run time: 992 minutes
Rated: TV 14 DLS. Bonus materials not rated, and subject to change.
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: English and Spanish audio.

Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season – September 18, 2007
Touted as the next great family drama, Brothers & Sisters explores the highs and lows of The Walkers – a postmodern American family and their delicate relationships. The series features an all-star lineup of Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Oscar® winners including Sally Field (“Norman Rae”), Tom Skerritt (“Picket Fences”), Rachel Griffiths (“Six Feet Under”), Calista Flockhart (“Ally McBeal”) and Rob Lowe (“The West Wing”).
William (Skerritt) and Nora (Field) have raised five unique children, all battling complex problems. Kitty (Flockhart) is an outspoken political commentator who begins a relationship with charismatic Senator Robert McCallister (Lowe), while Sarah (Griffiths) balances motherhood with managing the struggling family business. Tommy (Balthazar Getty) is the loyal son who manages the Walker family business with Sarah. Kevin (Matthew Rhys) is a gay lawyer coming to terms with his sexuality, while Justin, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, battles drug addiction.

The 6-disc Brothers & Sisters Complete First Season DVD box set leaves no Walker family stone unturned. Special features include a bonus un-aired episode and “Walker Family Tree” which goes behind the scenes of this acclaimed ensemble series. Plus, meet the real family behind the show’s success in “Family Business” featuring Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig.

BONUS FEATURES:
• Bonus Un-Aired Episode
• “ Walker Family Tree”
The story behind the making of the compelling new series
• “Set Tour with Dave, Balt and Matt”
Get the inside look with Balthazar Getty, Dave Annable and Matthew Rhys
• “Family Business”
Meet the Olins, the real family behind the success of the popular TV family
• Bloopers
• Deleted Scenes
• Audio Commentaries

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STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
Direct prebook: July 10, 2007
Distributor prebook: July 24, 2007
Suggested retail price: $59.99 U.S./$87.99 Canada
Feature run time: 988 minutes
Rated: TV 14 DLSV. Bonus materials not rated, and subject to change.
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: English

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Announcements for Other Upcoming Buena Vista DVDs:
Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Lost: The Complete Third Seasons (September 4, September 11, December 11)
The Muppet Show: Season 2 (August 7)
Darkwing Duck: Volume 2 (August 7)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat (August 28)
The Jungle Book: Platinum Edition (October 2)
Walt Disney Treasures: Wave 7 (December 11)

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