TV on DVD: According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC and Vivendi Universal are beginning to reap the benefits of synergy by releasing NBC-aired TV titles on DVD through Universal Studios Home Entertainment. First-season sets of "The Apprentice" and "American Dreams" will join releases of such vault series as "Miami Vice" and "Columbo" in coming weeks as Universal raids the NBC schedule and its own vault for nuggets.

"DVD is really taking the forefront of thought on the film side, and you're beginning to see that on the TV production side," said Ken Graffeo, executive vp marketing at Universal Home Entertainment. "It allows you to offer new material to fans, to let them time-shift and to let them watch these shows commercial-free, which they love."

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