New TV on DVD Releases for the Week of September 22 2009

Here is a list of the new TV DVD Releases for the week of September 22 2009 (for movie releases head over to Daemon’s Movies):

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30 Rock (The Complete Third Season)

Synopsis: “30 Rock” stars Primetime Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award winner (and show creator) Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, show runner of the fictional variety series “TGS with Tracy Jordan;” Primetime Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award-winner Alec Baldwin as network executive Jack Donaghy; and Tracy Morgan as the unpredictable star of Lemon’s hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.” Lemon constantly has her hands full juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-handle star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life.

Also rounding out the cast are Jane Krakowski as “TGS” co-star Jenna Maroney; Scott Adsit as the variety show’s producer Pete Hornberger; Jack McBrayer as the over-eager and effortlessly endearing NBC page; Judah Friedlander as sardonic slacker and staff writer Frank; Katrina Bowden as Lemon’s young, flighty assistant Cerie; and Keith Powell as sophisticated, sarcastic, Harvard-alum writer Toofer.

Throughout the seasons, “30 Rock” has welcomed an impressive array of guest stars. Season 3 features memorable appearances by Megan Mullally, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Martin, Salma Hayek, Jon Hamm, Clay Aiken, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Adam Levine, Steve Buscemi, Elaine Stritch and Alan Alda.

Cast: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski

Buy it: 30 ROCK on Amazon

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Castle (The Complete First Season)

Synopsis: A bestselling novelist (Nathan Fillion) and a New York City detective (Stana Katic) delve into real world crime, starting with a copycat killer who recreates the murder scenes depicted in his novels. Finding true life mysteries more stimulating than fiction, writer Richard Castle continues to offer his professional insights to Detective Kate Beckett— whether she wants them or not. Sparks fly and a hint of romance hangs in the air as these two strong personalities investigate some of the most puzzling crimes on the NYPD’s docket.

Cast: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Molly C. Quinn, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Tamala Jones, Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever

Buy it: CASTLE on Amazon

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Ghost Whisperer (The Fourth Season)

Synopsis: Melinda Gordon communicates with earthbound spirits, ghosts who cling to the living because they have unfinished business that prevents them from moving beyond this plane and into the light. Inspired in part by the work of famed medium James Van Praagh and of Mary Ann Winkowski, a widely followed communicator with spirits, GHOST WHISPERER follows Melinda in her sometimes chilling, sometimes heart-rending and sometimes amusing attempts to mediate between ghosts and those they haunt. The tense borderline between life and death that she navigates is dangerous and unknowable, so Melinda’s job brings with it lethal jeopardy – but also miracles. When her paramedic husband, Jim, gave his life to help a friend, his knowledge of the “beyond” showed him a way to stay with Melinda: his soul entered the vacant body of a momentarily lifeless accident victim. And now a new miracle waits for Jim and Melinda, as they welcome a son, who has been foretold to carry gifts even more extraordinary than his mother’s. After the boy is born, the show will jump several years into the future, letting us watch Jim and Melinda embrace the challenge of raising this gifted – and very important – child. Other things will have changed since we last saw them. Jim has finished medical school and is practicing medicine, friend Delia Banks has built a small but growing real estate business, and Delia’s son, Ned, has enrolled in college where he studies anthropology of the occult. Colleague Eli – a psychologist who hears but cannot see ghosts – has come to accept his new gift as Melinda always has: it is sometimes a blessing and sometimes a curse, but always a responsibility that must be honored – to helps souls in need – alive or dead – to find emotional closure.

Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Jamie Kennedy, Christoph Sanders

Buy it: GHOST WHISPERER on Amazon

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Law & Order: SVU (Year Ten)

Synopsis: The drama follows Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, and his partner, Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), whose difficult past — a product of rape — is the reason she joined the unit.

Cast: Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Michaela McManus, Christopher Meloni, Tamara Tunie, B.D. Wong

Buy it: LAW & ORDER: SVU on Amazon

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The Mentalist (The Complete First Season)

Synopsis: THE MENTALIST stars Golden Globe Award nominee Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Within the Bureau, Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Jane’s role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon openly resists having Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane’s usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon’s team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt, who all think Jane’s a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.

Cast: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti

Buy it: THE MENTALIST on Amazon

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Scooby-Doo!: The Mystery Begins

Synopsis: SCOOBY-DOO! THE MYSTERY BEGINS reveals the never-before-told story of how the Mystery Inc. gang first joined forces to solve a suspicious haunting at Coolsville High. Teachers and students alike accuse Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy of playing a spooky prank. Suddenly, the school athlete, the science fair-winning brainiac, the drama beauty and the school misfit must band together to clear their names. With Shaggy’s newly adopted dog Scooby-Doo tagging along, the mismatched quartet soon discovers they have more in common than they originally thought.

Cast: Robbie Amell, Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, Nick Palatas

Buy it: SCOOBY-DOO! THE MYSTERY BEGINS on Amazon (also available on Amazon)

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (The Complete Second Season)

Synopsis: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES reveals what happens when SARAH (Lena Headey, “The Brothers Grimm,” “300”) stops running and goes on the offensive against an ever-evolving technological enemy bent on destroying her life, and perhaps the world. Her son, 15-year-old JOHN CONNOR (Thomas Dekker, “Heroes”), knows that he may be the future savior of mankind, but is not yet ready to take on the mantle of leadership that he’s told is his destiny. John finds himself inextricably drawn to CAMERON (Summer Glau, “Serenity,” “The Unit”), an enigmatic and otherworldly student at his high school, who soon proves to be much more than his confidante – she assumes the role of Sarah and John’s fearless protector. On their trail are not only threats from the future, but an intelligent and tough FBI agent, JAMES ELLISON (Richard T. Jones, “Judging Amy”), who soon becomes a powerful ally.

Cast: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones

Buy it: TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES on Amazon

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Ugly Betty (The Complete Third Season)

Synopsis: 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 favorite fashionista. In Season Three, Betty’s success shocks her co-workers at Mode—she’s leaving the old neighborhood in Queens for a Manhattan apartment and a slot at YETI (the prestigious Young Editors Training Institute). But it wouldn’t be Betty without some hilarious setbacks along the way!

Cast: America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Ashley Jensen, Becki Newton, Mark Indelicato, Michael Urie, Judith Light, Vanessa Williams

Buy it: UGLY BETTY on Amazon

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