ABC TV Shows coming to DVD this Fall

As this television season winds down, you’ll have a chance to catch up on episodes you miss in the Fall with numerous ABC shows coming on DVD. Fans of the American version of Life on Mars will be pleased to see the complete series is coming out. Here’s the press release from Walt Disney Studios:

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE
ABC TV-ON-DVD RELEASE SLATE

BEGINNING AUGUST 25, 2009 WITH
SCRUBS: SEASON 8 AND SAMANTHA WHO?: SEASON 2

Burbank, California, March 13, 2009 Nine of the latest seasons of some of the most popular series in the ABC primetime lineup come to DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, beginning August 25, 2009. Each of the multi-disc DVD sets includes a complete season of the shows viewers love, giving fans a chance to catch up on missed episodes, relive favorite moments, and share their enthusiasm with friends and family.

AUGUST 25, 2009

Samantha Who?: The Complete Second Season

Christina Applegate stars in the hilarious feel-good comedy about a young woman who gets a second chance at life when amnesia wipes her slate clean. Jean Smart, Barry Watson, and Jennifer Esposito co-star in a witty and heartwarming look at rediscovering ones identity.

Release Date: August 25, 2009
Direct Prebook: 6-16-09
Distributor Prebook: 6-30-09
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 US; $44.99 Canada

Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season

The doctors at Sacred Heart Hospital administer another hilarious dose of their inimitable medicine in 18 surreal episodes. Packed with whip-smart dialogue and wacky characters, this show continues to have audiences in stitches!

Release Date: August 25, 2009
Direct Prebook: 6-16-09
Distributor Prebook: 6-30-09
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 US; $44.99 Canada

SEPTEMBER 1, 2009

Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Third Season

The Walkers are everything anyone could ask from a family—and a few things no one would want. The sprawling clan sees each other through the best and worst of times, sometimes simultaneously.

Release Date: September 1, 2009
Direct Prebook: 6-23-09
Distributor Prebook: 7-07-09
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 US; $79.99 Canada

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fifth Season

The ladies of Wisteria Lane have more shocking mysteries to unveil, as Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria-Parker, Dana Delaney, and Nicollette Sheridan give their suburban neighborhood plenty to talk about.

Release Date: September 1, 2009
Direct Prebook: 6-23-09
Distributor Prebook: 7-07-09
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 US; $79.99 Canada

SEPTEMBER 15, 2009

Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-rayâ„¢ Hi-Def and DVD)

In a season full of surprises, the hottest docs on TV experience some of the most important moments of their lives. The award-winning ensemble cast shines in a season that left fans breathless with anticipation.

Release Date: September 15, 2009
Direct Prebook: 7-7-09
Distributor Prebook: 7-21-09
Suggested Retail Price (DVD): $59.99 US; $79.99 Canada
Suggested Retail Price (Blu-ray): $69.99 US; $89.99 Canada

Private Practice: The Complete Second Season

From the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, this standout drama about the personal and professional lives of a group of passionate doctors features steamy storylines and a dazzling ensemble cast, including Greys star Kate Walsh.

Release Date: September 15, 2009
Direct Prebook: 7-7-09
Distributor Prebook: 7-21-09
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 US; $79.99 Canada

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

Ugly Betty: The Complete Third Season

There are underdogs and then theres Betty Suarez. In the snooty world of high fashion, Betty is the ultimate “fish-out-of-water.” Her efforts to fit in with her colleagues at a glossy magazine may bring unintentionally hysterical results, but they also have audiences rooting for their favorite fashionista.

Release Date: September 22, 2009
Direct Prebook: 7-14-09
Distributor Prebook: 7-28-09
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 US; $79.99 Canada

Castle: The Complete First Season

A best-selling novelist (Nathan Fillion) and an NYPD detective (Stana Katic) delve into real world crime, starting with a copycat killer who recreates the murder scenes depicted in his novels.

Release date: September 22, 2009
Direct Prebook: 7-14-09
Distributor Prebook: 7-28-09
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 US

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009

Life on Mars: The Complete Series

The sharpest crime drama on television boogies to a classic 70s beat when a 2008 car accident mysteriously sends detective Sam Tyler back in time. Jason OMara, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy, and Harvey Keitel star in an edgy and intriguing mystery with a killer cast.

Release date: September 29, 2009
Direct Prebook: 7-21-09
Distributor Prebook: 8-4-09
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 US

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