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TV on DVD: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

by Ethan Alter May 29, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season
Trips to Faerieland, a new Vampire King, devil babies, Tara taking a bullet to the brain, an amnesiac Eric and lots and lots of sweaty, crazy sex. Just another summer in Bon Temps, LA, home to the vampires, werewolves, witches and the occasional human that make up the cast of HBO's singularly demented supernatural soap. Whether you're a fan of sexually-charged craziness, good-looking, frequently naked actors (be they Anna Paquin or Alexander SkarsgÄrd) or the bayous and backwoods of Louisiana, True Blood has something for everyone. Just don't expect it to make any sense. Look for Season 5 to kick off on June 10.
Extras: Cast and crew audio commentaries on six episodes, behind-the-scenes featurettes and specific backstories about what went down with 14 of the show's characters while Sookie was off visiting the fairies.
Click here to read our True Blood recaps
Click here to revisit Season 4 highlights and lowlights

Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Third Season
Speaking of the supernatural, Lifetime's popular comedy about a deceased model who is resurrected with the face and form of a lawyer (Brooke Elliot) is releasing its junior year on DVD in advance of the fourth season's premiere on June 3. Paula Abdul, Lance Bass, Brandy and Wanda Sykes are among the celebrity guest stars, while Ben Shenkman and Lex Medlin are on hand to play the two new men in our titular diva's life.
Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Rookie Blue: The Complete Second Season
Flashpoint isn't the only Canadian cop drama that's found an audience stateside. Centered around a squad of rookies (who, three seasons in, obviously aren't quite as rookie-ish as they were when the show began) the series stars such familiar faces as Missy Peregrym (from the cancelled-before-its-time Life as We Know It) and Gregory Smith (from the cancelled-before-its-time Everwood) and unleashes them on the streets of Toronto to solve major and minor crimes. Once you've caught up on Season 2, flip over to ABC to watch the currently airing third year.
Extras: Seven featurettes with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew.

Also on DVD:
Nothing's funnier than a talking monkey, which is the driving idea behind the '70s comedy series Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp: Complete Special Collector's Edition, a live-action show starring real apes as secret ape agents whose voices were dubbed by human actors. As we've said before, there was lots of weird stuff on TV during the '70s. Former showkiller Mark Feuerstein finally found a show he couldn't kill with USA's Royal Pains. The show's latest batch of episodes, Royal Pains: Season Three, Volume 2, arrives on DVD today. Finally, if you're already missing House, check out the British version Monroe: Series 1, starring James Nesbitt as an egomaniacal doctor. And unlike Hugh Laurie, Nesbitt actually gets to keep his original accent.

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