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'Project Runway' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for Feb. 8, 2011

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 8th 2011 2:50PM
The Weinstein CompanyAfter jumping from Bravo to Lifetime for season 7, and the cancellation of the vapid spinoff 'Models of the Runway,' 'Project Runway' took a risk and expanded its format for season 8.

Episodes were stretched to the extra-fabulous running time of 90 minutes, and 17 contestants were chosen (one more than usual).

'The Complete Eighth Season,' released today on DVD, kicked off with the show's shortest challenge ever -- the aspiring designers only had five hours to make it work -- as Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum and returning judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors presided over a season full of bitchy bickering, stressful challenges, big upsets and a few stunning collections.

A few celebrity guest judges, including Selma Blair, Betsey Johnson, Kristen Bell and January Jones, arrived to help separate the hot messes from the future runway stars.

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'Cosby' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for Feb. 1, 2011

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 1st 2011 4:10PM
the cosby showThe impact of 'The Cosby Show' on TV, our lives ... heck, the universe cannot be overstated.

Bill Cosby and crew revived the American sitcom, established the template for the modern half-hour family comedy, and remained at the top of the ratings for almost eight years. The classic show, which ran from 1984 to 1992, is a rerun staple, but you can now stream any episode you want, when you want, with all eight seasons available on Netflix Watch Instantly.

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'Glee' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for Jan. 25, 2011

by Mike Moody, posted Jan 25th 2011 1:30PM
glee season 2 volumen 1 dvdCan't get enough 'Glee' in your life? Well, you're in luck. Hoping to cash in on the series' red-hot popularity, Fox is repeating the model it used last year and releasing the first half of the show's current season on DVD.

'Glee' Season 2, Volume 1, available today, features the first 10 episodes of the hit series' sophomore year.

This first batch of season 2 eps, from 'Audition' to last December's 'A Very Glee Christmas,' are worth re-watching to see Ryan Murphy and his game cast tackle some heavy issues like bullying, faith, coming to terms with one's sexual identity and, of course, Britney Spears. Plus Gwyneth Paltrow!

The three-disc set also boasts a few featurettes, including 'The Wit of Brittany,' which captures all of Brittany's quirky one-liners going back to season 1, and 'Getting Waxed with Jane Lynch,' which chronicles the creation of the Sue Sylvester statue at Madame Tussaud's museum. There's also a bonus 'Rocky Horror' song that was recorded specifically for the DVD release.

Check out the other new releases available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Netflix Watch Instantly this week, after the jump ...

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'Justified' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for the Week of Jan. 18, 2011

by Mike Moody, posted Jan 19th 2011 10:35AM
justified dvd'Deadwood' alum Timothy Olyphant traded in his Old West dress hat for a Stetson to play a modern lawman in 'Justified,' the critically-acclaimed FX drama inspired by an Elmore Leonard short story.

The show, about a U.S. Marshal charged with cleaning up his Kentucky hometown, was a hit for the cable network, earning more than 4 million viewers for its premiere episode, the second highest debut for FX since 'The Shield.'

The first season of 'Justified' was met with universal acclaim and helped bumped Olyphant's star up a few letters on the alphabet.

Season 2 premieres Feb. 9, but you can catch up with Marshal Raylan's adventures now with the recent release of the first season on DVD and Blu-ray. The discs feature several episodes with commentary by the cast members and series developer Graham Yost as well as a special preview of the second season.

Check out the other new releases available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Netflix Watch Instantly this week, after the jump ...

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'Hot in Cleveland' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for Jan. 11, 2011

by Mike Moody, posted Jan 11th 2011 1:30PM
hot in cleveland season 1 dvdTV Land's surprise hit comedy 'Hot in Cleveland' takes the old fashioned approach to crafting a sitcom -- they do it in front of a live studio audience.

The show's cast also boasts the unstoppable Betty White and the lovely Valerie Bertinelli, as well as seasoned vets from sitcoms past, Jane Leeves ('Frasier') and Wendie Malick ('Just Shoot Me').

In the age of the single-camera comedy and the mockumentary, 'Hot in Cleveland' is definitely a throwback, but it's a funny, comforting and familiar throwback. Season 1, out on DVD today, also features guest spots from familiar faces like TV legend Carl Reiner, Susan Lucci and Huey Lewis.

The show heads back to the tube on June 15 with an even bigger lineup of guest stars, including Mary Tyler Moore, Isaiah Mustafa and Melanie Griffith.

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'The Sarah Jane Adventures' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for Jan. 4, 2011

by Mike Moody, posted Jan 4th 2011 1:30PM
sarah jane adventures season 3 dvdFor most of The Doctor's companions, flying around in the TARDIS and battling Daleks and Cybermen is the most dangerous and exciting time of their lives. But not for Sarah Jane Smith; her life only got crazier after parting ways with The Doctor. Now she's forging her own strange sci-fi tinged path in the BBC's 'Doctor Who' spinoff 'The Sarah Jane Adventures.'

Essentially pitched as 'Doctor Who for Kids,' 'Sarah Jane,' created by former 'New Who' mastermind Russell T. Davies, has won over critics and audiences of all ages with imaginative storytelling, humor and an assured lead performance from Elisabeth Sladen.

Season 3 of 'The Sarah Jane Adventures,' on DVD today, finds Sarah Jane and crew teaming up with new alien friends and going on some memorable timey wimey trips of their own.

Despite some sketchy-looking visual and make-up effects here and there -- the result of a reportedly slashed budget -- season 3 of 'Sarah Jane' offers six episodes of witty and fun fantasy/sci-fi that, like 'Doctor Who,' isn't afraid to get a little dark and challenging every now and then.

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'United States of Tara' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for Dec. 28, 2010

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 28th 2010 3:00PM
united states of tara season 2 dvdThe first season of 'United States of Tara' ended with Tara, a mother with Dissociative Identity Disorder played by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Toni Collette, on the road to recovery and surrounded by her dysfunctional but supportive family.

As season two begins, Tara seems to be winning the battle to suppress her alternate personalities, but tragedy soon strikes next door and her "alters" reemerge, more destructive and real than ever before.

Collette's performance, again nominated for a Golden Globe this year, is probably the best reason to recommend the second season of 'Tara' on DVD, but it's not the only one. The Showtime dramedy, created by Diablo Cody and produced by Steven Spielberg, is a smart, funny and engrossing look at a family dealing with a complex problem and learning to accept that the word "normal" means different things to different people.

The series returns to Showtime for a third season next year, so catch up with the Gregson family and Tara's growing stable of alters now.

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Snowed In? The Best TV Shows on DVD to Marathon From Your Couch

by Dr. Ryan Vaughan, PhD (no, seriously), posted Dec 28th 2010 9:00AM
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If you ask me, the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve is the best week of the year -- and probably not for the reasons you're thinking. Yes, most of us are still reveling in a post-holiday food/present/unresolved family tension coma in preparation for the new year, and I'm here to recommend embracing it: Turn it into a shrine to lethargy and sloth that would make Homer Simpson blush.

There's no other time during the year when you are expected to do less, so what better way to celebrate this time of lowered expectations than by hunkering down, bunker-style, armed with only Cool Ranch Doritos, a remote control, a helper monkey, and a bunch of complete seasons on DVD?

There is no better way, and there's no better time. People will be disappointed if you don't celebrate this period of unbridled self-indulgence. Here are some picks to get you started with what is soon to become tradition. Pass it on.

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'Futurama' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for Dec. 21, 2010

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 21st 2010 3:00PM
futuramaComedy nerds everywhere cheered when Comedy Central announced it was bringing 'Futurama' back to the tube. But after a series of hit-and-miss DVD movies (that also aired on Comedy Central) and talk of recasting the show's lead voice actors (luckily, that never happened), fans started feeling nervous about the relaunch of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's sharp, bitter and hilarious ode to the future.

As our own Danny Gallagher pointed out in his recaps of the show, the comeback started out on a rocky note with Groening and crew tying up the loose ends from the final DVD movie ('Into the Wild Green Yonder'). But the new season started to hit its stride around the halfway point with episodes about "robosexuality" -- the love that sprouts between a robot and a human -- and managed to end on a high note with an all-out mutant revolution.

The Volume 5 DVD and Blu-Ray set features commentary tracks for all 13 episodes, plus deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, and "Bender's First, Best, and Only Music Video!" Watch an exclusive deleted scene clip from the DVD, after the jump.

Plus: TV Squad is giving away five copies of the 'Futurama: Volume 5' DVD. To enter the giveaway, scroll down to the bottom of the post for details.

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Win '7th Heaven: The Final Season' on DVD

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 18th 2010 8:00AM
For many, the holidays mean spending time with your family. And for readers looking for family-friendly viewing, we're giving away four copies of '7th Heaven: The Final Season' on DVD.

'7th Heaven' ran for eleven seasons between 1996 and 2007. The popular WB show revolved around Rev. Eric Camden, wife Annie and their seven children. Those kids grew up before our eyes, producing stars like Barry Watson and Jessica Biel.

To enter our giveaway, submit a comment naming your favorite moment from the final season.

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'24' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for Dec. 14, 2010

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 14th 2010 1:00PM
24 season 8 dvdSeason 8 of '24' ran the gamut from suspenseful to predictable to just plain crazy. Luckily, there was one thing that remained consistent for all 24 hours -- Kiefer Sutherland's awesome performance as Jack Bauer.

Relive all the action and real-time WTF-ery with '24' The Complete Eighth Season' on DVD and Blu-ray. Hardcore fans can also pick up The Complete Series DVD box set, which also hits stores today.

Also new on DVD today:

'Army Wives' The Complete Fourth Season': Harry Hamlin, Ann Margaret and Gabrielle Union guest star on the fourth season of the hit Lifetime drama. Season 4 also features musical performances from Wynonna Judd and Five for Fighting.

'The IT Crowd' The Complete 4th Season':
The latest season of the geekiest Britcom of them all finally arrives stateside. It's only six episodes, but the laughs-per-minute ratio is pretty high, so it all balances out.

Check out the other new releases available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Netflix Watch Instantly this week, after the jump ...

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'Parks and Recreation' and other 'Looney' DVDs for Nov. 30, 2010

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Nov 30th 2010 2:30PM
'Parks and Recreation'Considering that we are in one of the biggest holiday shopping weeks of the year, it's slim pickings in the new release department this week.

Unless of course you are a rabid fan of Bugs Bunny! Today, not one, not two, but three DVDs hit the shelves.

If the Road Runner and Yosemite doesn't do it for you, perhaps 'Parks and Recreation' is more your speed. The complete season 2 DVD drops this week as well.

Check out the entire list of new releases after the jump!

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2010 Holiday Gift Guide: TV on DVD

by Kim Potts, posted Nov 17th 2010 2:00PM
If TV DVDs are your go-to gift this holiday season, you're in luck, because the crop of 2010 releases includes great season box sets of current TV hits like 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Modern Family,' as well as a collections of fascinating TV documentaries ('Baseball' and 'Life').

Plus, you can also get thecomplete series box sets for recently-concluded shows like '24,' 'Lost' and 'The Tudors' and classic TV fare like 'The Golden Girls,' 'The Six Million Dollar Man' and 'Leave It to Beaver,' with many sets making their way to Blu-ray for the first time.

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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and More New TV Shows on DVD

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Nov 16th 2010 10:15AM
Thanksgiving is so close you can almost smell the turkey cooking.

But if you're an early Christmas shopping bird, this week is a great time to shop for some premium DVD stocking stuffers!

Some holiday classics hitting DVD shelves today include 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas Giftset,' 'Charlie Brown/Peanuts Specials Deluxe Holiday Collection,' 'Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol' and for the ultimate "Gleek," there is a 'Gleek Gift Set with Journal.'

Find out the rest of the new releases after the jump!

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'Sherlock' and Other TV DVD Releases for Nov. 9, 2010

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Nov 9th 2010 2:30PM
SherlockWhat do you get when you take a beloved novel, add the writers of 'Doctor Who' with the actor set to play Bilbo Baggins on 'The Hobbit'?

Well you get the first season of BBC's hit series, 'Sherlock.' This British series is based on classic Sherlock Holmes novels, but takes place in modern times. Because let's face it, if Sherlock Holmes had the Internet, his job might have been a tad bit easier back then.

We're giving away four copies of the critically-acclaimed 'Sherlock' -- two on DVD and two on Blu-ray.

Get more details about how to win, plus the complete list of DVD releases this week, after the jump!

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