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New TV on DVD Releases This Week

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 15th 2010 6:05PM
Barnaby JonesHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

Wow, 'Barnaby Jones!' I'll admit I watched all of the detective shows in the 70s: 'Barnaby Jones,' "Streets of San Francisco,' 'Cannon' (also released this week). It's hard to say if I'll actually buy the set, though I haven't seen the show in 20 years (it's probably not even on TV anymore, unless one of the mystery channels runs it), and I'm curious to see if I still like it or if I laugh at Buddy Ebsen as a private eye, drinking milk and putting clues in little plastic baggies.

  • 'Barnaby Jones' - Season 1
  • 'Bleach' - Season 4, Part 2 Uncut Box Set: The Bount
  • 'Branded' - Complete Series
  • 'Bugs Bunny' - Easter Funnies

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Veteran producer suing ABC, saying he created Lost over 30 years ago

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 14th 2009 12:26PM
Lost logoI think most hit TV shows are sued at one point or another by someone who claims to have actually created the show. Usually it's someone unknown, but once in a while you get a real producer or writer with several credits who claims to have created the show. This is one of those cases.

Anthony Spinner, who among other credits produced and/or wrote for The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Cannon, Search,The FBI, Return of the Saint, and Baretta, is suing both ABC and Touchstone Television, saying that he created (and was paid $30,000 for) a show that is very similar to Lost way back in 1977. He actually sued back in 2005 but the case was dismissed for procedural reasons.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 1st 2009 6:02PM
Fairly OddParentsHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

I started watching The Fairly OddParents a few years ago and completely fell in love with it. I have a couple of the DVD sets, but I was never sure how the DVD sets were organized. Sometimes they're by a "theme" and sometimes they're by a season or volume. But now we have actual complete season sets for seasons one and two, and I'm really looking forward to having them. Funny, though, how no one can agree whether it's Fairly OddParents or Fairly Odd Parents. I see it spelled both ways everywhere.

I won't be buying the Highlander: The Animated Series set though., There can be only one animated set to buy this week and I'm going with OddParents.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 1st 2008 6:00PM
Jake and the Fatman DVDHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

For some reason, I didn't know that Jake and the Fatman was out on DVD (or I knew at one point and just forgot). Is this something I want on DVD? I'm tempted, because it's a show that you'll probably never see in syndication again. It's probably way down on my list though. Password might be fun. I gotta start buying these game show releases at some point.

  • Cannon - Season 1, Vol. 2
  • Curious George - Leads the Band and Other Musical Mayhem
  • Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist - Best Of
  • Frost/Nixon - The Original Watergate Interviews
  • Jake and the Fatman - Season 1, Vol. 2
  • Law and Order - Season 6
  • Metalocalypse - Season 2
  • Mythbusters - Big Blasts
  • Password - Best Of
  • Perry Mason - Season 3, Vol. 2
  • Saturday Night Live - Season 4

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 7th 2008 6:05PM

Batman Gotham KnightHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Best of Ricky and Dave
  • The Batman - Season 5
  • Batman: The Animated Series - Gotham Knight and Gotham Knight Special Edition
  • Cannon - Season 1, Vol. 1
  • The Dog Whisperer - Season 3, Canine Makeovers, and Stories of Hope and Inspiration
  • Fastlane - Complete Series
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Season 5
  • Jake and the Fatman - Season 1, Vol. 1
  • Monk - Season 6
  • Psych - Season 2\
  • Shaggy and Scooby-Doo: Get A Clue - Vol. 2
  • Soul Food - Season 4
  • Spider-Man - The Hobgoblin
  • Stargate: Atlantis - Season 4
  • Teen Titans - Season 5
  • The X-Files - Revelations

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Barry Nelson, first James Bond, dead at 89

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 14th 2007 6:01PM

Barry NelsonA lot of people don't realize that the first James Bond wasn't Sean Connery on the big screen, it was Barry Nelson on television, on a 1954 episode of the CBS series Climax. Nelson played 007 in an adaptation of Casino Royale.

Nelson died in Buck's County, PA on April 7 while traveling. He was 89.

Besides the classic role of Bond, Nelson was a regular on the 50s series My Favorite Husband, and guest starred on several other shows, including The Twilight Zone, Murder, She Wrote, Fantasy Island, Magnum, P.I., Dallas, The Love Boat, Thriller, Cannon, Longstreet, The F.B.I., The Philco Playhouse, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and many others. On the big screen he was in several films, including The Shining, Airport, and Pete N' Tillie, and starred on stage in several productions.

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