from Broadcasting & Cable:
The network is planning to release a straight-to-DVD special of comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia later this year.
The release will have a Christmas theme and run slightly over an hour (not including bonus content), and will eventually be split into two episodes set to air on FX during a future cycle of the show. A price point for the DVD and a specific release date are still in the works.
With DVD sales for television shows slowing more precipitously with the struggling economy (See “DVD Backend Is Dwindling,” March 30), networks are getting more creative with the content and windowing of home video.