- DVD Release date May 16 (around the series finale):
- Amazon also offering:
- A "clip of the West Wing cast talking about the complex and intriguing character of C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney) as she transitions from Press Secretary to Chief of Staff."
- Warner Home Video Information on Sixth Season DVDs
- January 25, 2006 07:00 AM US Eastern Timezone
Warner Home Video Presents ``The West Wing: The Complete Sixth Season'' On DVD May 9, 2006; Release Date to Coincide With the Series Finale on May 14
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2006--Warner Home Video:
-- The Critically Acclaimed Sixth Season Will Be Available on a Six-Disc Collector's Set Containing All 22 Episodes Plus Bonus Features, Including Never-Before-Seen Footage and a Conversation with John Spencer
Fans can relive the drama as the Bartlet administration enters its last year in the oval office when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases "The West Wing: The Complete Sixth Season" on DVD on May 9, 2006, just in time for the series finale taking place later that week. The six-disc collector's set includes all 22 episodes along with never-before-seen footage from the critically acclaimed sixth season, which garnered five Emmy Award nominations, including one for Outstanding Dramatic Series. The DVD set will be available for $59.98 SRP.
Viewers will remember season six as "the season of change," when C.J. (Allison Janney) becomes chief of staff, President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) suffers a debilitating attack of multiple sclerosis, and Josh (Bradley Whitford) leaves the White House to run Matt Santos' (Jimmy Smits) presidential campaign. Even if they've never seen an episode, consumers will enjoy watching the behind-the-scenes battle over who will score the Democratic nomination and go up against Republican frontrunner Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda) for President.
"For years, `The West Wing' has given us an inside peek into the Oval Office. In season six, John Wells and his extraordinary staff of writers take it one step further and offer a glimpse at the politics, strategy and drama centering around a presidential campaign in a way only `The West Wing' knows how to do," commented Rosemary Markson, WHV Executive Director -- TV Marketing. "Alan Alda and Jimmy Smits are incredible additions to an already outstanding ensemble cast. Viewers new and old will love having `The West Wing: The Complete Sixth Season' as part of their DVD collections."
Special bonus features include:
"The West Wing" premiered in the fall of 1999 and follows the challenges and responsibilities of U.S. President Josiah Bartlet and his White House staff. The ensemble cast for the sixth season includes Alan Alda as Senator Arnold Vinick, Stockard Channing as First Lady Abigail Bartlet, Dule Hill as Charlie Young, Allison Janney as C.J. Cregg, Josh Malina as Will Bailey, Richard Schiff as Toby Ziegler, Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet, Jimmy Smits as Senator Matt Santos, John Spencer as Leo McGarry and Bradley Whitford as Josh Lyman.
- C.J. Cregg: From Press Secretary to Chief of Staff, a featurette on the Emmy-winning Allison Janney's portrayal of C.J. Cregg during her years in the Bartlet Administration.
- Easter Egg -- A Conversation with John Spencer.
- Producer, director, writer and cast commentary on three episodes, including "King Corn," "In God We Trust" and "2162 Votes."
Season six of "The West Wing" was nominated for five Emmy Awards. "The West Wing" has previously won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, along with 20 individual Emmys awarded to the writers, actors and crew. Moreover, the show holds the record for the most Emmys won by a series in a single season by winning nine during its first season on the air. By winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, the show is tied with "Hill Street Blues" and "L.A. Law" for most Emmys won in that category. Currently, "The West Wing" ranks 8th all-time in the number of Emmy Awards won by a series.