(January 26, 2010 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Home Video (WHV) brings the fifth season of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the popular family sitcom that launched the acting career of superstar Will Smith, to DVD May 4, 2010. Titled “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Complete Fifth Season,” this release will feature 25 episodes on three discs and will retail for $29.98. Order due date has been set for March 30, 2010. This season, Will (Will Smith) finds himself in all sorts of hysterical predicaments. He manages to land a part in a daytime soap. He’s put into a trance by a stage hypnotist, who gets him to behave like a four-year-old and even takes a bullet for Carlton. But a life-changing event awaits Will when he meets Lisa (Nia Long). Before we know it, he’s in love, engaged and standing before the minister. Will they go through with the wedding? As for the others in the Banks household, Ashley (Tatyana M. Ali) finds herself abandoning her private school education in exchange for public school. Hillary (Karyn Parsons) prepares to leave the nest. Vivian (Daphne Maxwell Reid) reminisces about Philip’s (James Avery) marriage proposal when they appeared on “Soul Train” 25 years earlier. “‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ is one of the biggest hit comedies to emerge from the 90s and a continued favorite on television today,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. She added, “More than a decade after its initial broadcast, this show continues to draw a broad audience with its witty one-liners, engaging story lines and remarkable cast. This is a must-own DVD for anyone who enjoys great family comedies.” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” originally aired for six seasons, from 1990 to 1996, and became a big hit for NBC. The show focuses on Will Smith, who as a teenager from inner city Philadelphia is sent to California to live with his wealthy relatives. The fifth season of the show aired from September 1994 to May 1995. Since its original broadcast, the series has enjoyed numerous runs in syndication both on cable and broadcast channels. It currently airs on ABC Family, TBS and Disney XD. The first four seasons of the program are currently available on DVD. The Credits About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.
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