TV on DVD Round-Up: ‘C.S.I.,’ ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Scrubs’

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CHICAGO – With most TV on DVD releases now scheduled for August and September, how does one buyer work through all of the options? We’ve covered a number of the choices in recent weeks (and have a few more planned next week) along reviews of every new series, but it’s easy for some titles to fall through the cracks, especially for shows that might not have the cultural cachet they once did.

Here’s where the wildly-popular DVD Round-Up comes in. The fact is that there’s not much critically worth saying about programs releasing their fifth season or later on standard-only DVD. NO ONE is starting there “Desperate Housewives” collection with season six or “Scrubs” with the “The Complete And Final Ninth Season.” For the record, Laurence Fishburne doesn’t fit right on the otherwise-solid “C.S.I.,” “Desperate Housewives” stopped being interesting in 2006, and “Scrubs” had one of the most beautiful series finales ever until they made the bone-headed decision to come back for their weakest season by a long stretch and end not with a bang but with a whimper. Their creators know that these sets are for-the-fans releases only but we wanted to make sure you knew they were out there just in case you are one.

“Desperate Housewives” was released on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010.

C.S.I.” and “Scrubs” will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010.

C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation: The Tenth Season”

C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation: The Tenth Season
Photo credit: CBS DVD/Paramount Home Video

Synopsis: “In CSI’s exciting, must-own season 10, Dr. Ray Langston (Tony winner, Emmy winner and Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne) uncovers clues in a conspiracy so vast, it takes him to New York. This segment of the CSI trilogy crossover event is just one reason to savor this superb collection, which features new episodes guest-starring Jorja Fox as Sara Sidle. The team, which also stars Emmy winner Marg Helgenberger and George Eads, digs into the seamy underbelly of Las Vegas to solve the murders of a rising ingénue and two beautiful scam artists. Meanwhile, a menacing new serial killer known only as Dr. Jekyll shows his sadistic side, while the specter of the team’s old nemesis, Paul Millander, arises anew. In this landmark tenth season of the Emmy and People’s Choice Award-winning series, the legendary forensics unit proves once again that there’s no shortage of sin in Sin City.”

C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation: The Tenth Season” stars Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberg, George Eads, and Jorja Fox. It is not rated runs 1,007 minutes. The show is presented in widescreen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and accompanied by an English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround track.

Special Features:
o CSI: The Experience
o Frozen In Time: CSI’s Season Opener
o Leaving Las Vegas: Langston Heads East
o Getting Lost
o Lab Rats: The Saga Continues
o Killer Tales: Season 10 of CSI
o CSI: Miami And CSI: New York Crossover Episodes
o Audio Commentaries On Episodes 1009 And 1014

“Desperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season”

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season
Photo credit: Buena Vista Home Video

Synopsis: “When things get rough on Wisteria Lane, the Housewives band together like never before. Relive the passion, the laughter and the mystery of television’s celebrated dramatic comedy with The Complete Sixth Season of Desperate Housewives.

The neighborhood is jolted with the arrival of Angie Bolen (Drea de Matteo) and her family, and it soon becomes clear that they are hiding something. But what is their secret, and what are their true intentions? Meanwhile, a plane crash on their lives and the choices that have made them who they are.

Experience every juicy episode, and get inside access to your favorite show with never-before-seen bonus features. Find out more on DVD with this spectacular 5-disc set. It’s the perfect addition to your Desperate Housewives Collection!”

“Desperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season” stars Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, Nicolette Sheridan, Brenda Strong, Dana Delany, Doug Savant, and James Denton. It is not rated and runs 989 minutes. The program is presented in widescreen with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio and accompanied by an English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio track.

Special Features:
o Bloopers
o Deleted Scenes
o Cherry-Picked: Creator Marc Cherry’s Favorite Scenes
o Miss Piggy Gets Desperate
o Master Class

“Scrubs: The Complete And Final Ninth Season”

Scrubs: The Complete And Final Ninth Season
Photo credit: Buena Vista Home Video

Synopsis: “See how the story ends for J.D., Elliot, Turk and the rest of your favorite characters in ABC’s Scrubs: The Complete Ninth And Final Season. The heroes of Sacred Heart may have finished their rounds, but the laughs never stop as they mentor a brand-new class of med students! J.D. returns to teach at Sacred Heart’s medical school with the old gang and is surprised to find an impressionable young student has picked up where he left off. Meet Lucy and her classmates, Drew and Cole, as they try to fit in while they do their best to stand out. Relive every clever and quirky moment of Scrubs’ outrageous final season, complete with never-before-seen bloopers, deleted scenes and interviews with the show’s cast. Complete your Scrubs collection with The Ninth And Final Season on DVD. It’s the best house call you’ll ever get!”

“Scrubs: The Complete And Final Ninth Season” stars Zach Braff, Donald Faison, John C. McGinley, Eliza Coupe, Michael Mosley, Kerry Bishe, Dave Franco, Ken Jenkins, and Robert Maschio. It is not rated and runs 390 minutes. The program is presented in full frame with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio and accompanied by an English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Audio track.

Special Features:
o Scrubbin In
o Deleted Scenes
o Bloopers
o Lve From The Golf Cart content director Brian Tallerico

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