Here's the saddest sentence you'll read all day: "State of Grace" just can't be found.
Canceled after two seasons more than 15 years ago, the chances of this show getting a DVD release now are pretty slim (and, having produced only 40 episodes, TV reruns are out of the question).
There was a faint glimmer of hope about a year ago, when the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, convened a reunion panel with the show's creators and its two stars. However, this renewed interest might have had more to do with what those two young stars went on to do afterwards -- together, in fact. A year after Alia Shawkat and Mae Whitman were starring as preteen best friends in "State of Grace," they appeared in "Arrested Development" together (the two romantic interests of the same young man).
Given the new attention Shawkat and Whitman have earned thanks to the cult-favorite "Arrested Development" and then the occasion of the reunion panel, there was hope that interest was finally high enough for a "State of Grace" video release, but it didn't happen.
For what it's worth, in interviews leading up to the panel, Whitman and Shawkat told Buzzfeed.com they became "best friends" while starring in "State of Grace," and remain so today. Shawkat added, "I am so excited to have the show shared again with new audiences." Alas, those "new audiences" were just the people who showed up at a festival for TV nerds in Austin.
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