Turns out, it really is a dog's life. Canines dominate the latest list in TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary celebration, taking three of the top five spots and 20 places overall. But there's still room for cats, birds and barnyard critters, not to mention a dinosaur (sorry, Barney didn't make the cut!). We limited our picks to one animal per show so Looney Tunes, Muppets and Disney characters wouldn't hog all the attention.
Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy ($27.99 Blu-ray, available December 21)
Family Guy's first two Star Wars parodies were a perfect mix: one part reverence for the classic sci-fi film series and two parts Seth MacFarlane outrageousness. The latest and final riff-off in the planned trio, It's a Trap, premieres in this box set before making its TV debut next year. May the goof be with you. ...
New releases announced today, January 22:
Davey and Goliath - The Lost Episodes will be coming out April 7
That Girl - Season 5 will be coming out May 5
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! - Season 1, Volume 2 will be coming out May 5
Suspense - The Lost Episodes: Collection 3 will be coming out March 17
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It's another week of slim pickings when it comes to quality TV-on-DVD releases (I can't wait until August/September when all the new, loaded sets come out). It's a bit odd, but the releases this week fall into three categories: old shows, animated shows and British shows. I selected one of the old shows as the "Pick of the Week": The Streets of San Francisco, Season 1, Volume 1. The acclaimed police drama starring Karl Malden and a very young Michael Douglas came out in 1972, and this four-disc set includes the pilot movie and the first 13 episodes from Season 1. (The box says 16, but the sticker on the front, which says 13, is correct.)The set includes two bonus features, though they're both very short. The first is a 3:45-minute interview with Michael Douglas and Karl Malden, conducted by Army Archerd, and the second is an 8:44-minute pilot presentation.Another noteworthy title next week is Scooby-Doo Where Are You! The Complete Third Season. These episodes are actually from Scoob...