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ABC TV on DVD in August/September

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of nine of the latest seasons of ABC television series beginning on 25th August with Samantha Who? Season 2 and Scrubs Season 8.

Update: The Blu-ray Disc release of Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 is no longer on the release schedule, but they have added a Blu-ray Disc release of Scrubs Season 8 to the schedule (set to appear a few months after the DVD release on 17th November 2009). Also added details on 3 titles out on 18th August.

18th August 2009

Eli Stone Season 2 - $39.99 SRP – The second and final season of this legal drama is spread across four-discs.

Extras include:

  • Dancin’ In The Streets – Anyone who can’t get enough of Eli Stone’s musically gifted legal eagles (and who can?) will enjoy this look at the making of one of the show’s epic production numbers. The cast puts their dancing shoes on and gets ready to boogie at the legendary Capitol Records building, then takes their performance to the streets of Paramount Studios.
  • Matt & Maggie – This featurette goes behind the scenes of Eli Stone from two very distinct points of view: spontaneous and hilarious Sam Jaeger (who plays Matt Dowd) and the sweet and sensitive Julie Gonzalo (the show’s’ Maggie Dekker).
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Circular File: Bloopers from Season Two –The cast of Eli Stone trips, slips, *bleeps* and falls through some of Season 2’s funniest impromptu moments.

Dirty Sexy Money Season 2 - $39.99 SRP – Scandals rock the privileged world of the Darling family in the second and final season of this drama.

Extras include:
  • Faux Pas: Bloopers from Season 2
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Dirty Sexy…Crafty?” – Craft Services – the official “water cooler” of every television or movie set. And nobody runs a tighter snack service than Wacky Crafty Specialist Josh. Who knows what kinds of delicious tidbits are being served today?
  • Directing the Darlings - Acclaimed director Jamie Babbitt shares her director’s diary cam for a step-by-step look at what it’s like to bring an hour-long drama with an all-star cast, complex story lines and multiple departments to television.
  • Total Knockout – Take a ringside seat for a day on set with sexy and talented Natalie Zea.

Greek Season 3 - $39.99 SRP – The third season of this ABC Family drama series offers the following extras:
  • 20 Questions with the Cast
  • Bloopers
  • Audio Commentaries

25th August 2009

Samantha Who? Season 2 - $39.99 SRP - Christina Applegate stars in the 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 one’s identity.

The second and final season is spread across four-discs with the following featuers:
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Girl Chat – Stars Christina Applegate, Jennifer Esposito and Melissa McCarthy dish about life on the set.
  • Set Tour With Christina Applegate.
  • Christina Dance Moment – Christina Applegate lets her hair down and shares her “killer” dance moves—with hilarious results.
  • Deleted Scenes with optional intros by executive producer Donald Todd
  • Bloopers


Scrubs Season 8 - $39.99 SRP - The doctors at Sacred Heart Hospital administer another hilarious dose of their inimitable medicine in 18 surreal episodes.

Features include:
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • My Bahamas Trip
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Alternate Lines
  • Webisodes

There will be a subsequent Blu-ray Disc release of Scrubs Season 8 on 17th November 2009 priced at $54.99 SRP with the same content.

1st September 2009

Brothers & Sisters Season 3 - $59.99 SRP - 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.

Episodes are spread across six-discs presented in anamorphic widescreen with English DD5.1 Surround. Extras include:
  • Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Mothers of Brothers & Sisters — The cast of Brothers & Sisters discuss the amazing role mothers play in their lives.
  • The Ojai Experience — This intriguing featurette takes viewers on a tour of a real-life family winery in Ojai, California with members of the Brothers & Sisters cast and offers a taste of the truth and the fiction behind running a family wine business.
  • In-Between Scenes — A behind-the-scenes look at the on-set high jinks that kept the Brothers & Sisters ensemble on their toes—and laughing—during the shooting of Season Three.

Desperate Housewives Season 5 - $59.99 SRP - 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.

Features include:
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Teri & Cherry – A look at Wisteria Lane’s dynamic duo!
  • Desperate Housewives: Evolution of a modern classic
  • Cherry-Picked: Marc Cherry’s Favorite Moments from Season 5
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Audio Commentaries

15th September 2009
Grey's Anatomy Season 5 - $59.99 SRP - In a season full of surprises, the hottest docs on TV experience some of the most important moments of their lives.

This seven-disc set includes the following extras:
  • In Stitches: Season Five Outtakes
  • Dissecting Grey’s Anatomy: Unaired Scenes
  • Heaven Sent
  • 100th Episode: Tales from the O.R.


Private Practice Season 2 - $59.99 SRP - From the creator of “Grey's Anatomy,” this drama about the personal and professional lives of a group of passionate doctors features steamy storylines and a cast that includes “Grey’s” star Kate Walsh.

Features include:
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Patient Confidentiality: Creator / Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes, Executive Producer Betsy Beers and actors Paul Adelstein (Dr. Cooper Freedman) and Amy Brenneman (Dr. Violet Turner) take a look back at the controversial issues encountered by the doctors of Oceanside Wellness Group in Season 2 of Private Practice.
  • Life Through The Lens: The Pictures Of Chris Lowell
  • Extended Episodes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers

22nd September 2009

Ugly Betty Season 3 - $59.99 SRP - There are underdogs and then there’s 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 favourite fashionista.

Episodes are spread across seven-discs with the following extras:
  • Coming Home to New York City — Ugly Betty moves from sunny Hollywood to chic New York City! There’s energy and excitement in the air as exclusive time-lapse photography records the ground-up recreation of Betty’s sets at legendary Silvercup Studios, and as cast and crews talk about their new adventure. Fans can take part in the show’s first momentous first day in Manhattan, from wardrobe fittings with Patricia Field right up until the director calls “action.”
  • Look Who Keeps Popping Up — Besties Michael and Becki host hilarious pop-up video commentary that runs through an episode.
  • Betty Bloops and Alternate Takes — The writers and cast of Ugly Betty share their favourite unaired moments!
  • Deleted Scenes — Every Betty fan’s dream come true – a collection of informative, never-before-seen moments from the show reveal additional story arcs, character development and fun tidbits.

Castle Season 1 - $39.99 SRP - 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.

Extras include:
  • Misdemeanors: Bloopers & Outtakes
  • Whodunit: The Genesis of Castle –The show’s creators talk about the genesis of Castle, including insights into how the great fictional detectives and mystery writers of the past have influenced the show.
  • Castle’s Godfather
  • Exclusive Commentaries – Along with Nathan Fillion

29th September 2009

Life on Mars: The Complete Series - $39.99 SRP - 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 O’Mara, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy, and Harvey Keitel star in an edgy and intriguing mystery with a killer cast.

Extras include:
  • To Mars and Back – Viewers journey to “Mars” with Sam Tyler the cast and producers to see where the “Mars” concept originated and if viewers can figure out where it’s headed.
  • Sunrise to Sunset with Jason O’Mara – An exhilarating and exhausting day experiencing Jason O’Mara’s Life on Mars.
  • Flashback: Lee Majors Goes to Mars — Lee Majors steps back in the past on the Life on Mars set with cast and crew.
  • Spaced Out: Bloopers from the Set
  • Deleted Scenes













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