A dozen key releases arriving on disc

TV titles heading to DVD the last part of the year

My Name Is Earl: Season 2
Fox
Available today
This four-disc set includes the 23 trailer-park-themed episodes from the Peacock skein’s second season, which netted a comedy supporting thesp Emmy for Jaime Pressly. Also included are commentaries from star Jason Lee and creator Gregory Garcia, as well as frequent guest star Giovanni Ribisi. Deleted scenes and a blooper reel are also included.

Entourage: Season 3, Part 2
HBO
Oct. 2
This two-disc set includes making-of featurette “Anatomy of Entourage,” which profiles the production of the season finale. Also included is footage from a Museum of Television and Radio panel featuring the cast.

How I Met Your Mother: Season 2
Fox
Oct. 2
Not only does this three-disc set contain episodic gems such as “Slap Bet” — Barney and Marshall enter into a wager in which the loser will be slapped in the face at any random moment in some future episode — but four featurettes are included, as is a musicvid from Robin’s Canadian child star alter-ego, Robin Sparkles.

Jericho: The First Season
CBS DVD/Paramount
Oct. 2
The post-apocalyptic drama was already fading before an awfully timed hiatus put the last nail in its coffin. Then, a a clever online fan rescue mission earned “Jericho” a seven-episode season-two reprieve. Now, cult followers and CBS execs are hoping this six-disc set will catch everyone up and put “Jericho” back on track.

The War
PBS/Paramount Home Entertainment
Oct. 2
This six-disc set contains all seven parts and 15 hours of Ken Burns’ World War II docu, as well as commentaries from exec producers Burns and Lynn Novick, a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, biographies, additional interviews and a photo gallery. The DVD release is timed to the premiere airing on PBS.

The Sopranos: Season 6, Part II
HBO
Oct. 23 on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray
This four-disc set contains a making-of featurette of Christopher Moltisanti’s fictional Danny Baldwin horror film, “Cleaver,” a docu on the music featured in the skein through the years, and cast commentaries from Steven Schirripa, Dominic Chianese, Robert Iler and Steve Van Zandt.

Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season 1 DVD Set
History Channel/A&E Home Video
Nov. 20
Much as Discovery did with “Deadliest Catch,” the History Channel struck niche-ratings gold with this reality skein about the grizzled men who haul massive equipment to diamond minds over frozen lakes in Northwestern Canada. This single-disc release contains all 10 season-one episodes.

The Sarah Silverman Program
Paramount
Oct. 2
Timed to the Oct. 3 season-two premiere on Comedy Central, this single-disc release contains all six out-there season-one episodes, starting with Silverman tripping on cough medicine and ending with her sleeping with God himself. Cast commentaries, musical perfs and a karaoke sing-along are included.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series
Warner
Oct. 16
This ambitious Aaron Sorkin skein was put on hiatus in February, effectively ending its short run. At the very least, this six-disc set will allow its few yet dedicated fans to catch the season’s final leg, since many of them didn’t get the memo when the Peacock quietly aired the last six episodes.

Seinfeld: The Complete Series
Sony
Nov. 6
Arriving with a list price of $283.95, this 32-disc set contains all 180 episodes of the Show About Nothing. Extras include a novelty coffee table book, as well as individual docus for all nine seasons, copious commentaries and bloopers.

Tony Bennett: An American Classic
Sony BMG
Nov. 21 on DVD and Blu-ray
Produced by Rob Marshall, this Peacock special — timed to Bennett’s 80th birthday — took home an Emmy for variety, music or comedy special, among others. Bonuses include a making-of featurette, and the hi-def version delivers tunes such as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in primo audio tech.

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne: Volume 1: Episodes 1-20
Lionsgate
Dec. 4
Chronicling a multi-generational African-American family living under a single roof, the skein’s TBS premiere in June produced the best sitcom ratings ever for an ad-supported cable series. This three-disc set contains all 10 first-season episodes as well as the first 10 from season two.

Lost: The Complete Third Season — The Unexplored Experience
Disney
Dec. 11 on DVD and Blu-ray
This seven-disc collection includes featurettes such as “Lost Flashbacks,” which chronicles the pre-crash lives of the characters, as well as “The World of the Others,” which gives exclusive insights into the skein’s mysterious beings. A behind-the-scenes short, bloopers and deleted scenes are also thrown in.

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