Two critically acclaimed ABC primetime series will soon make their debut on DVD when Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment releases "Ugly Betty: The Complete First Season – The Bettyfied Edition" (available August 21th) and "Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season" (available September 18th).
Vibrant overachiever Betty Suarez a.k.a. "Ugly Betty" is played by America Ferrera. Winner of two Golden Globes (Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for Ferrera) and just nominated for 11 Emmys, the show 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 (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.
"Ugly Betty" is based on the hit Colombian soap opera "Yo Soy Betty La Fea."
This new boxed set will contain all 23 episodes from Season One on six discs.
Bonus features will 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 and bloopers.
The show will be presented in widescreen (1.78:1 with audio in English and Spanish (Dolby 5.1).
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 cast including Sally Field, Tom Skerritt, Rachel Griffiths, Calista Flockhart and Rob Lowe.
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: The Complete First Season" boxed set will leave no Walker family stone unturned, with special features to include deleted scenes, bloopers, an un-aired episode and the “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.
The show will be presented in widescreen (1.78:1 ) with audio in English (Dolby 5.1).