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TV on DVD: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

by Ethan Alter January 22, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Men Who Built America leads off a super-slow week of new TV on DVD releases.

The Men Who Built America
Originally broadcast on the History Channel last October, this four-part miniseries dramatizes the blood, sweat and toil that some of America's most famous inventors and businessmen (think Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan) poured into building their empires. In the interest of being an equal opportunity employer, we're assuming that History is already planning a Women Who Built America follow-up. If not, they should really get on that.
Extras: Seven featurettes that expand on the history covered in the series.

Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Season 2, Vol. 3
Young Justice: Invasion - Destiny Calling
While the world waits in breathless anticipation for Iron Man 3, due out in May, the animated series Armored Adventures attempts to fill the void. Sadly, the show couldn't afford Robert Downey Jr. to reprise his role -- maybe the inevitable Sherlock Holmes cartoon will have the budget. Not to be outdone by their competition, DC releases a batch of episodes from Season 2 of Cartoon Network's Young Justice, with all of the company's teen heroes represented... even Aqualad.
Extras: Zip, which is decidedly un-super.

Kendra: Season 4
Hugh Hefner's ex continues her solo adventures as a married mom trying to stay relevant in the entertainment industry. Season 4 "highlights" include Kendra auditioning for a comedy series alongside Jon Lovitz and continuing to exploit her family for personal gain.
Extras: Nothing.

Scarecrow & Mrs. King: The Complete Fourth Season
The fourth and final season of the Bruce Boxleitner/Kate Jackson spy serial hit a speed bump when the actress's real-life health problems (she had been diagnosed with breast cancer) curtailed her involvement in the series. But the writers still managed to end the show on a happy note, with a wedding that was, of course, kept secret as a matter of national security.
Extras: Nothing, once again.

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