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April 23, 2014

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TV star Gene Barry passes away at 90

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 11th 2009 2:29PM
bat_masterson_gene_barry"It's Burke's Law." That was the opening tag for one of three successful TV series that starred Gene Barry, one of the classiest actors to appear on screen. On Wednesday, TV star Gene Barry died at at 90 of undetermined causes. He was living in an L.A. rest home, but I will remember Gene Barry as the man who made Burke's Law, Bat Masterson and The Name of the Game memorable TV entertainment.

Barry was also well-known as the original star of the 1953 version of The War of the Worlds, and when Steven Spielberg remade the film in 2005 with Tom Cruise, he gave Gene a quick cameo. In addition to being a versatile leading man -- capable of playing a bad guy, a bon vivant, cops, spies, gentlemen, gunslingers, and magazine publishers -- Gene Barry also was a song and dance man. In 1984, he was one of the toasts of Broadway in La Cage aux Folles. Currently Kelsey Grammer is about to play Gene's role in a 2010 spring revival.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 17th 2008 6:21PM
Jack Klugman and Tony RandallHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

I know we all have our favorite shows that we buy on DVD, but I can't understand how anyone - anyone - would want to buy Gene Simmons' Family Jewels on DVD. Do buyers of these sets actually pop them into the DVD player and watch them over and over?

The Burke's Law sets continue with those annoying "Season/Volume" packages, but the last season of the Odd Couple season 5 set contains all of the episodes and completes the series.

  • Bones - Season 3
  • Burke's Law - Season 1, Vol. 2
  • Charmed - Complete Series
  • Daniel Boone - Season 6
  • Death Note - Box Set 1
  • Doctor Who - Season 4 and The Infinite Quest
  • The Dog Whisperer - Celebrity Edition
  • Fairly Oddparents - Season 6, Vol. 1
  • Gene Simmons' Family Jewels - Season 3
  • Hannah Montana - Season 1
  • Hawaii Five-O - Season 5
  • McHale's Navy - Season 4
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus - Collector's Edition Megaset
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 20th Anniversary (Regular set)
  • The Odd Couple - Season 5
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - Season 5, Vol. 2
  • Star Trek - Season 3 Remastered

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 28th 2008 6:00PM

I Spy season oneHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • Are You Afraid of the Dark? - Season 6
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - Season 4
  • Burke's Law - Season 1, Vol. 1
  • Cheers - Season 9
  • Dark Shadows - The Beginnings Collection 4
  • Desperate Housewives - Seasons 1-3
  • Grey's Anatomy - Seasons 1-3
  • I Spy - Seasons 1, 2, and 3 (Remastered)
  • Joey - Season 2
  • Lost - Seasons 1-3
  • Roswell - Seasons 1, 2, and 3
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch - Complete Series (Animated)
  • Scrubs - Seasons 1-6
  • The Waltons - Season 7
  • A Touch of Frost - Season 13
  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - Vol. 3: Years of Change

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