New TV on DVD Releases for the Week of August 25 2009

Here is a list of the new TV DVD Releases for the week of August 25 2009 (for movie releases head over to Daemon’s Movies):

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Californication (The Second Season)

Synopsis: CALIFORNICATION follows Hank Moody as he struggles with his multitude of addictions while raising his daughter with his on-again/off-again girlfriend.

Cast: David Duchovny, Natasha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima, Evan Handler

Buy it: CALIFORNICATION on Amazon

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House (The Complete Fifth Season)

Synopsis: DR. GREGORY HOUSE, devoid of bedside manner and dealing with his own constant physical pain, uses a cane that seems to punctuate his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor. His behavior often borders on antisocial, but House is a brilliant diagnostician whose unconventional thinking and flawless instincts afford him a great deal of respect. An infectious disease specialist, he thrives on the challenge of solving medical puzzles in order to save lives.
House shepherds an elite team of young experts who help him unravel diagnostic mysteries: plastic surgeon DR. CHRIS TAUB; enigmatic “contestant” number Thirteen, DR. REMY HADLEY; and enthusiastic, radical-thinking DR. LAWRENCE KUTNER. He has a good friend and confidant in oncology specialist DR. JAMES WILSON, but House maintains a somewhat volatile relationship with DR. LISA CUDDY, the Dean of Medicine and hospital administrator. Though the two are engaged in constant conflict over House’s duties and unconventional behavior, even she would admit that his brilliance is worth the trouble. Neurologist DR. ERIC FOREMAN serves as Cuddy’s eyes and ears on House.
Immunologist DR. ALLISON CAMERON and intensivist DR. ROBERT CHASE are former members of House’s team and no longer have to answer to him now that Cameron heads up Emergency Medicine and Chase works in Surgery at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.
Currently in Season Five with more than 100 episodes produced, House and Wilson have repaired their friendship in the aftermath of Amber’s death, Cuddy is fulfilling her dream of motherhood after adopting an infant girl, Foreman has started a relationship with Thirteen who continues to battle the deadly Huntington’s disease that threatens to shorten her lifespan dramatically, while House and Cuddy continue to determine exactly what type of relationship they share — if any.

Cast: Hugh Laurie, Peter Jacobson, Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, Robert Sean Leonard, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer

Buy it: HOUSE on Amazon

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Lie to Me (Season One)

Synopsis: DR. CAL LIGHTMAN is the world’s leading deception expert. If you lie to Lightman, he’ll see it in your face and your posture or hear it in your voice. If you shrug your shoulder, rotate your hand or even just slightly raise your lower lip, Lightman will spot the lie. By analyzing facial expressions and involuntary body language, he can read feelings ranging from hidden resentment to sexual attraction to jealousy. His work gives him the knowledge and skill set to expertly deceive others as well as detect lies. But as Lightman well knows, his scientific ability is both a blessing and a curse in his personal life, where family and friends deceive each other as readily as criminals and strangers do.
Lightman heads a team of experts at The Lightman Group who assist federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police with their most difficult cases. DR. GILLIAN FOSTER is a gifted psychologist and Lightman’s professional partner who brings balance to the partnership by looking at the bigger picture while Lightman focuses on the details. He needs her guidance and insight into human behavior, whether he knows it or not.
ELI LOKER is Lightman’s lead researcher. He is so uncomfortable with the human tendency to lie that he usually practices what he calls “radical honesty.” He says everything on his mind and often pays the price. RIA TORRES is the newest member of the agency and one of the few “naturals” in the field of deception detection. Her raw, untrained ability to read people makes her a force to be reckoned with.

Cast: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

Buy it: LIE TO ME on Amazon (also available on Blu-ray)

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Life (Season Two)

Synopsis: The story follows Charlie Crews, a detective released from prison after serving twelve years for a crime he did not commit.

Cast: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue, Adam Arkin, Brooke Langton, Robin Weigert

Buy it: LIFE on Amazon

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Merlin and the Books of Beasts

Synopsis: Years after the fall of Camelot, evil tyrant Arkadian rules the land with a mystical book of malicious creatures. Now, King Arthur’s daughter, Avlynn, leads a quest to find Merlin and fight the evil infesting their beloved city. But locating the now-reclusive wizard may prove as arduous as their journey back to Camelot.

Cast: James Callis, Laura Harris, Jim Thorburn

Buy it: MERLIN AND THE BOOKS OF BEASTS on Amazon

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NCIS (The Sixth Season)

Synopsis: NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former Marine gunnery sergeant, whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, formerly led this troupe of colorful personalities. Gibbs, a man of few words, only needs a look to explain it all. The team includes NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, an ex-homicide detective who may come off as the world’s oldest frat boy, but whose instincts in the field are unparalleled; forensic specialist Abby Sciuto, a talented scientist whose dark wit matches her Goth style and eclectic tastes, NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee, an MIT graduate whose brilliance with computers far overshadows his insecurities in the field and Ziva David, a former Mossad agent who shares a bond with Gibbs over the death of his arch nemesis, Ari, the terrorist who killed former NCIS Special Agent Kate Todd. Assisting the team is medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, who knows it all because he’s seen it all, and he’s not afraid to let you know. Rounding out the team is the new NCIS director, Leon Vance, who constantly challenges Gibbs with his no-nonsense attitude. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents travel the globe to investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.

Cast: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo, David McCallum, Rocky Carroll

Buy it: NCIS on Amazon

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One Tree Hill (The Complete Sixth Season)

Synopsis: Now beginning its sixth season, “One Tree Hill” will explore the journeys of its beloved characters as they face the exciting possibility of dreams come true and the heartbreaking reality that being an adult isn’t as easy as it seems. The sixth season will deal with themes of love, longing and loss as new relationships begin, others end, and through it all, these friends realize that life always leads you right where you belong.
After being left at the altar, Lucas decides to give love another chance and proposes to the woman of his dreams. As his second book goes into publication, he must find balance with his future as a husband and his career as a writer. Peyton meets someone with a connection to her mother and, as she explores this new relationship, she learns about her past. Brooke makes a painful revelation as she struggles with Victoria over the future of Clothes Over Bros, but how far will Victoria go and will the company survive this mother-daughter feud? Nathan and Haley relish the joys of parenting their son Jamie and pursue their dreams of playing basketball and music professionally, but will their personal goals drive the family apart? Mouth makes a tough decision about a job offer that might take him away from Millicent and his life in Tree Hill. As Skills coaches the Ravens and Deb settles in as Jamie’s nanny, they must decide if they are ready to bring their relationship out into the open or if it is easier to call it quits. And after being struck by a car, Dan’s life hangs in the balance. Again.

Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, Daphne Zuniga, James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Jackson Brundage, Lee Norris, Lisa Goldstein, Barbara Alyn Woods, Antwon Tanner, Paul Johansson

Buy it: ONE TREE HILL on Amazon

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Samantha Who? (The Complete Second Season)

Synopsis: Samantha Newly awakens from an eight-day coma with no memory of her previous life. Unnerved by the discovery that she was a shallow, vain, nonstop partier, Sam vows to reinvent a better self. In Season Two of Samantha Who?, reformed party girl Sam acquires a new beau (James Tupper of “Men in Trees”) and a new job (working with her formerly estranged mom). As she continues to find out just what a bad girl she’s been, Sam is working hard to put together a life with a purpose. What that purpose is, she’s still trying to figure out.

Cast: Christina Applegate, Jean Smart, Jennifer Esposito, Kevin Dunn, Melissa McCarthy, Tim Russ, Barry Watson

Buy it: SAMANTHA WHO? on Amazon

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Scrubs (The Complete Eighth Season)

Synopsis: Nothing is sacred at Sacred Heart Hospital, where Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian has survived his internship and become attending physician while Dr. Cox has been kicked upstairs.
Along with his best friends and colleagues Turk, Elliot and Carla, J.D. keeps things rolling at the most unpredictable medical center on television. Packed with whip-smart dialogue and wacky characters, the eighth season of Scrubs once again has audiences in stitches!

Cast: Zach Braff, John C. McGinley, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, Judy
Reyes

Buy it: SCRUBS on Amazon

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Smallville (The Complete Eighth Season)

Synopsis: Forging ahead into its eighth season, this modern retelling of the Superman legend and its classic characters continues to blend realism, action and emotional depth to reveal a new interpretation of the enduring mythology. This season Clark Kent (Tom Welling) moves closer than ever to embracing his calling as the iconic superhero he is destined to become.

Cast: Tom Welling, Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore, Justin Hartley, Sam Witwer, Cassidy Freeman

Buy it: SMALLVILLE on Amazon

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