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September 19th, 2017 Update: Season 2 is finally available for purchase. See this post for details.
February 24th, 2017 Update: The first season of How to Marry a Millionaire is now available on DVD. Support Television Obscurities by purchasing the 5-disc set from Amazon. Both Season 2 and a Complete Series bundle are available for pre-order but neither have release dates.
Yesterday, TVShowsOnDVD.com reported that 1950s sitcom How to Marry a Millionaire is coming to DVD from CBS Home Entertainment. A release date has yet to be announced.
Based on the 1953 film of the same name starring Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Lauren Bacall, How to Marry a Millionaire aired from October 1957 to August 1959. The NTA Film Network originally distributed it with 20th Century Fox producing. The first season consisted of 39 episodes and starred Lori Nelson, Merry Anders, and Barbara Eden. For the shortened 13-episode second season, Lisa Gaye replaced Nelson.
It looks CBS will bundle both seasons together as a “complete series” collection. It’s currently available for pre-order at Amazon for just $29.99. According to the listing, the DVDs will be a manufactured-on-demand.
For those of you not familiar with the series, here are the opening credits and a short scene from an episode:
I think it’s fair to say How to Marry a Millionaire is relatively forgotten, even if it isn’t technically a one season wonder. Many fans of Barbara Eden certainly know about it. It was available for syndication up until the 1980s.
Still, I’m more than a little surprised that it’s coming out on DVD. Obviously, someone at CBS thinks it’s worth releasing. If the $29.99 price seen at Amazon is accurate, it seems really cheap for 52 episodes. I wonder if the set will include the unaired pilot episode as a bonus feature?
Do you remember watching How to Marry a Millionaire? Are you excited the show is coming to DVD? Hit the comments with your thoughts.