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WIN THIS! ‘Ice Road Truckers’ DVDs

HOORAY! We have our winner:

Debbie E! Congrats Debbie, and thanks for entering. Your awesome Ice Road Trucker package will be on its way to your mailbox shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV!

And everyone, keep checking our WIN THIS! section … we’ve got lots more TV goodies coming your way!

Season three is in full swing (with the first female driver in the show’s history!) on the History Channel (Sundays, 9PM ET) and on iTunes and there’s a cool new Ice Road Truckers app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that’s been downloaded more than 350,000 times … so what could make an Ice Road Truckers fan’s day even brighter? The chance to win a fabulous prize pack from our friends at the History Channel!

The generous collection includes one copy of American Originals (which features the show’s first season and the Ice Road Truckers: On and Off the Ice DVD), one copy of Ice Road Truckers season two and one copy of the Ice Road Truckers: Most Dangerous Episodes DVD … everything you need to get up to speed on all things IRT!

So, how do you get your hands on this nifty collection of Ice Road Truckers discs? Just leave a comment on this post, with the name of your favorite Ice Road Truckers driver and an e-mail address or Web/blog link way to reach you, and you may be a winner.

– Leave a comment on this post, with the name of your favorite Ice Road Truckers driver and an e-mail address or Web/blog link way to reach you
– Deadline to enter is July 15 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
– The winner will be chosen by random, using’s Random Number Generator
– The winner will be announced on the evening of July 16, as an update to this post

Good luck, Ice Road fans, and keep on truckin’!

WIN THIS! ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ Volume 2 DVDs

HOORAY! We have our winners:

Tabitha S and Debbie E! Congrats ABC Family fans, and thanks for entering. Your awesome box sets will be on their way to your mailbox shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV!

And everyone, keep checking our WIN THIS! section … we’ve got lots more TV goodies coming your way!

ABC Family’s hit drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager is heading into its third episode of the show’s second season – and there’s already been a tragic death! – but volume two of the show’s premiere season recently hit DVD, and thanks to our generous friends at Walt Disney Home Entertainment, TV has five copies of the fantastic family drama to give away.

Volume two overview: The set includes episodes 12-23 of the show’s Gracie Award-winning first season. That covers pregnant teen Amy Juergens’ (Shailene Woodley) idea to marry boyfriend Ben (not her baby’s daddy, Ricky) after she decided to keep her child; the separation of Amy’s parents George and Anne (Molly Ringwald) and George’s subsequent move into the family’s garage; the return of Ricky’s evil father; Amy’s decision to give up her baby for adoption; Amy’s change of heart; a flashback to the band camp night that led to Amy’s pregnancy; and the birth of baby John.

And among the DVD set’s bonus features: A set visit, cast interviews, character secrets and The Strange Familiar‘s video for “Secret Life (You and Me).”

So, how do you get your hands on one of the five Secret Life of the American Teenager box sets we have to give away? Just leave a comment on this post, with the name of your favorite Secret Life character and an e-mail address or Web/blog link way to reach you, and you may be a winner.

– Leave a comment on this post, with the name of your favorite Secret Life of the American Teenager character and an e-mail address or Web/blog link way to reach you
– Deadline to enter is July 15 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
– The five winners will be chosen by random, using’s Random Number Generator
– The winners will be announced on the evening of July 16, as an update to this post

Good luck, Secret Life fans!

TV on DVD: The ‘What Am I Gonna Get Dad for Father’s Day?’ Edition

Dads always seem harder to shop for than moms – how many ties, golf accoutrements or pieces from the Craftsman tools collection does one man need, right? So, with Father’s Day less than a week away and everyone’s budgets a little tighter this year, here’s TV’s guide to some very cool (and not crazy expensive) recent TV-on-DVD releases dear old Dad might enjoy (at least more than another industrial hand riveter):

24: Season Seven on Blu-ray (Fox Home Entertainment)
The details:
Season seven was called the show’s rebound season (even we uber-devoted 24 fans would probably have to admit season six wasn’t the series’ best), as it provided Jack Bauer-led thrills from beginning – Jack on trial! – to end. Okay, not spoiling the end, but suffice it to say that season seven wound up with a cliffhanger and more than one former CTU-er watching his or her life spiral out of control … and it all looks even better on Blu-ray.
The extras: Deleted scenes, 24: The Untold Story featurette and episode commentary by stars Carlos Bernard, Annie Wersching, James Morrison, Jeffrey Nordling, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Glenn Morshower.

Lost : The Complete First and Second Seasons on Blu-ray (Buena Vista Home Entertainment)
The details: Worth the price of re-buying the DVDs just for the chance to see the pilot episode – the best pilot in TV history, IMHO – remastered for hi-def.
The extras: Audio commentaries, cast auditions, Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot, deleted scenes, bloopers, and featurettes on Vincent the dog and The World According to Sawyer.

Land of the Lost: Complete Series, Limited Edition Gift Set (Universal Home Entertainment)
The details:
All 43 episodes of the classic – okay, classically cheesy – Sid & Marty Krofft kiddie show.
The extras: It comes packaged in a very detailed, full-color metal lunchbox. Seriously, the lunchbox is so cool, you’ll want to borrow it from dad, pack a PB&J and Capri Sun and head back to third grade.

The Norman Lear TV Collection (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
The details:
Great collector’s set showcasing one of the most influential producers in TV history, Norman Lear, as evidenced by the complete first seasons of Lear’s hits Maude, All in the Family, Sanford & Son, The Jeffersons, Good Times, One Day at a Time and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
The extras: Here’s the real reason to buy the set: It includes more than six hours of new bonus features, including interviews with Lear, Rob Reiner, Bea Arthur, Jimmie Walker, Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Louise Lasser and Rue McClanahan, two previously unseen pilots for All in the Family and featurettes like And Then There’s Maude: Television’s First Feminist, Everybody Loves a Clown: Sanford and Son, This is It: The Story of One Day At A Time and Movin’ On Up: The Jeffersons.

The Shield: Season Seven – The Final Act (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
The details:
No one wanted to see it end, but the fantastic cop drama wrapped up with a satisfying, and sometimes heartbreaking, last season, in which Vic and partner in crime and crime-fighting, Shane, pay the price for their many misdeeds.
The extras: Audio commentary on each episode, deleted scenes and featurettes on the making of the final episode and the final season.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog (New Video)
The details:
There’s nothing horrible about this musical gem – produced by Buffy creator Joss Whedon during the 2008 Hollywood writers strike – which finds Billy, a.k.a. Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), trying and repeatedly failing to become the supervillain he dreams of being. And, even when he’s trying to be a baddie, who doesn’t love NPH?
The extras: More than 90 minutes worth, including commentary with Whedon, Harris and co-star Nathan Fillion, three Easter eggs, video applications from fans who wanted to join the Evil League of Evil and Commentary! The Musical, in which the stars sing about the writers strike and each other.

Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (Fox Home Entertainment)
The details:
You love the Griffin clan, and you’re just as likely to love these equally naughty, uncensored cartoon works from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Not to be missed: A spoof involving Wile E. Coyote.
The extras: Photo galleries and the ‘toon’s red carpet premiere, plus uncensored versions of all the animated shorts that originally appeared on

Reaper: Season Two (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
The details:
Schedule changes, a late midseason return and airing opposite American Idol all but insured Reaper would bite the dust after its second season, but it went out on a high note, with Sam (Bret Harrison), Ben (Rick Gonzalez), Andi (Missy Peregrym) and, of course, scene stealer Sock (Tyler Labine) embarking on their wickedly funny adventures while helping Sam do the Devil’s (Ray Wise) bidding.
The extras: A gag reel, deleted scenes and the featurette The Devil Made Me Do It – A Look Back at the Making of Reaper.

True Blood – Season 1 (HBO Home Video)
The details:
The teens have their Twilight, but this Alan Ball-created vampire tale is for grown-ups, with Anna Paquin as small-town waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who can hear other people’s thoughts and falls for a 173-year-old vampire. Good times.
The extras: A cheeky mockumentary about vampires in America, fake ads for Tru Blood beverages and audio commentaries from the cast and Six Feet Under creator Ball.

Weeds – Season Four (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
The details:
Nancy’s life continued to spin out of control after she burned down her house and moved the fam to a beach town near Mexico. That, of course, only provided her with new opportunities for her drug business, and even more dangerous opportunities to get mixed up with the wrong, murderous dudes. At least there was reliable comic relief from Nancy’s brother-in-law Andy (Justin Kirk), who realized he has some new feelings for his dead brother’s wife.
The extras: Gag reel, trivia tracks, audio commentary and a featurette on “Uncle AWOL,” Andy Botwin. Plus, the “green” packaging is made of post-consumer recycled paper and plastic water bottles.

Best of Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
The details: He’s the gangsta rapper fo’ shizzle, but he’s also a father of three and husband to wife Shante (who often wears the pants in the family). The DVD contains eight of the E! reality show’s best episodes.
The extras: A Snoop dictionary quiz and a look at all his pimped-out rides.

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Coming to DVD

Good news, Sons of Anarchy fans: No, the show’s not coming back sooner than September, but the first season DVD release has been announced – August 18 – and the box set will be loaded with commentary and other bonus features.

The show, which is a lot like The Sopranos, if Tony and company were Hell’s Angels instead of mobsters, was one of the best new dramas to hit the tube last year, with the whole main cast being Emmy-worthy: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff and the scene-stealing Kim Coates.

And season two promises to be just as great, with punk rock star Henry Rollins joining the cast as a new resident of Charming, one who “poses a deadly threat” to the SAMCO crew. Keep an eye on series creator Kurt Sutter‘s blog for more scoop on season two, including photos from the set.

Meanwhile, here’s the official press release from Fox Home Entertainment on the Sons of Anarchy season one DVDs:




Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal And Charlie Hunnam Star In The Dark
FX Original Series, Riding Into Town On Blu-ray Disc And DVD
August 18 From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Special Features Include Gag Reel, Commentary, Deleted Scenes and Making of Featurettes

” …Intelligently constructed and handsomely executed.”
-Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – One of the most critically acclaimed new series of 2008, Sons Of Anarchy Season One gets its motor running on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD August 18 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. From the creative mind of Kurt Sutter (The Shield) the series chronicles an international outlaw motorcycle club that brandishes their own kind of law in the fictional Northern California town of Charming. Charlie Hunnam (Nicholas Nickleby) stars as Jax Teller, a man whose love for the brotherhood is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness thanks to the birth of his newborn son and the discovery of a life-altering journal written by his father years ago. Under the watchful eye of his force-of-nature mother Gemma (Katey Sagal; Married With Children) and his stepfather/club president Clay (Ron Perlman; Hellboy), Jax is forced to keep his friends close and his enemies closer as he slowly begins to distance himself from those he considers family. With white supremacists, gunrunning hoodlums, meth-dealing rivals and crooked cops, Sons of Anarchy is exciting, risky and downright chaotic.

Sons of Anarchy Season One BD and DVD include all 13 original episodes from the first season and is packed with daring bonus features including behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes, cast and crew commentary on select episodes, deleted scenes and gag reel. The BD will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and the DVD will be available for $49.98. Prebook is June 9.

FX Network’s original series, Sons of Anarchy, is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that. Charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. The seduction of money, power, and blood.

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