With gas and airline ticket prices on the rise, and no let-up in sight, we keep hearing it again and again on the news: people are trading in their summer vacation travel plans this year for a "stay-cation": staying at home during their time off.Still, many of us wish we could escape to the beach this summer, and you're probably no different. What to do? Well, for less than the cost of an SUV's full tank of gas, you can get a season set DVD from one of your favorite beach-side TV shows, and enjoy the summer experience vicariously!Lots of shows, in different styles, take place on the sand. If you're into crime-busting, for example, you can enjoy DVD releases of old classics like Hawaii Five-O or newer fare such as C.S.I.: Miami. Of course, many guys (and gals) are interested in the surfside eye candy, and nothing fits that bill more than one of the guiltiest pleasures every made for the small screen: Baywatch!Buy Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 on Amazon.comBuy C.S.I.: Miami - Season 5 on A...
New characters! New episodes! New seasons! Check out our helpful guide to our favorite returning kids shows on broadcast, cable and satellite.
PreschoolFirst up, Sesame Street (PBS) celebrates the start of Season 37 next week by adding the magical Abby Cadabby, a delightful (if mistake-prone) sprite who represents the first new female Sesame Muppet in more than 13 years. [Look for a TVGuide.com Insider Q&A with Abby on Monday, Aug. 14.] Barney & Friends (Sept. 15, PBS) also waited 13 years to introduce Riff, their new dino character, whose musical imagination helps usher in an era of more varied tunes. New playmates will also populate the worlds of