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"According to Jim" on DVD

By admin Published: August 6, 2008


Yep, the first season arrives on Oct. 21. Feel free to make your own list of shows that AREN'T on DVD while "Jim" will be. Full announcement after the jump, along with a weird Jim Belushi story.

Lionsgate is proud to announce According to Jim: Season One, arriving on DVD October 21st.
The first season of the outrageously funny family comedy "According to Jim" is available for the first time on DVD from ABC Studios and Lionsgate. Starring Emmy® nominee Jim Belushi (Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program, "Saturday Night Live," 1984) as an abrasive but lovable father and Courtney Thorne-Smith ("Ally McBeal") as his gorgeous and feisty wife, "According to Jim" was nominated for two Emmy® awards and is one of the longest-running live-action comedies currently on TV. Timed to coincide with season eight's mid-season premiere, the According to Jim: Season One 4-disc DVD set features all 22 episodes from the debut season, which originally aired in 2001-2002 on ABC.

In this earthy family comedy, Jim (Belushi) is the macho "everyman" who challenges wife, Cheryl (Thorne-Smith), with his stubborn manliness but contagious charm. Tagging along with this duo of happily married opposites are their three precocious kids. A success at his construction business and the family breadwinner at home, Jim feeds his other passion, blues music, playing with his six-man garage band. He keeps Cheryl in turmoil with his boyish bravado and ever willful antics, but their underlying love guarantees that they are in this marriage for keeps.
Pricing: $39.98 (4-disc set).

Now here's the story, as I wrote it from a press tour in 2001, when Belushi was promoting then-new "According to Jim."

... the idea of really sharing went a little far when Jim Belushi talked about his home life.
Belushi is starring in an ABC sitcom, According to Jim, in which one joke involves a little girl repeatedly saying "I have a vagina." Trying to provide a real-life parallel, Belushi talked about his 2-year-old daughter.
"There was a big question in our house as to when do I stop being naked in front of her, you know, because she watches me in the shower."
She also watches him urinate in the morning. "She was fascinated with the pee hitting the water," he said.

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