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The classic CBS sitcom "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," which aired from 1959 to 1963, will finally be getting a DVD release -- Shout! Factory has picked up the right to release a box set of the complete series that will reach stores sometime this year, reports The Wrap. The show hasn't been previously available on DVD -- nor has Shout! Factory's other new acquisition, the ABC late night sketch comedy show "Fridays," an attempt to capitalize on the decline of "Saturday Night Live" in the non-Lorne Michaels era. "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," which starred Dwayne Hickman as the popularity- and wealth-seeking titlular teenager, featured a young Warren Beatty as one of Dobie's rich kid antagonists and Tuesday Weld as Dobie's money-obsessed object of desire. The show was based on a collection of short stories by Max Shulman, which also spawed the 1953 musical "The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, »

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