DVD

Profit: The Complete Series

The 1996 bizarre drama cancelled by Fox hits the shelves as a new box set

Age 9

Mustworthiness By the end of the 1996 drama's pilot, Jim Profit (Adrian Pasdar), protagonist/corporate climber/ultrasmooth sociopath, had slept with his stepmom, killed his dad, and retired, naked, to a cardboard box littered with chicken bones. And still Fox canceled it.

On the DVD All nine episodes, four of which never aired; commentaries by Pasdar and creators David Greenwalt (Angel) and John McNamara (Eyes); and an interview-filled featurette, ''Greed Kills.''

Separation Anxiety ''Profit was so dear to all of our hearts that for years I couldn't watch an episode,'' Greenwalt admits. ''I still think it's the best thing I ever did.''

Next Should the DVD's Aug. 9 release spark interest in a 10th-anniversary cable movie, Greenwalt says don't expect a gentler Profit. ''We were never gonna give him a puppy.''

Originally posted Jun 17, 2005 Published in issue #826-827 Jun 24, 2005 Order article reprints