Animation fans will have a blast on June 19! Warner Bros. is releasing sets for
The Animaniacs and
Pinky and the Brain on the 19th. Both shows hit "volume 3" on the same day, though this is the last time they'll be paired together; it's the final volume for
Pinky. Warner also has the first season of
The Powerpuff Girls, and Shout! Factory will put out the complete
Batfink set, featuring 100 episodes (well, they're shorts) on four discs.
Fans of classic shows can pick up Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Season 3, volume 1, Perry Mason Season 2, volume 1, or Daniel Boone Season 4 from Liberation Entertainment. Sony will release the first season of Silver Spoons, though that's not really "classic" television (are the '80s considered "classic" now? Maybe "semi-classic"?).
My "Pick of the Week" goes to Picket Fences, the 1992 series from David E. Kelley. Though the set contains a single featurette ("All Roads Lead to Rome"), this is one of the most-requested titles on TVShowsOnDVD.com. Fans fell in love with the offbeat drama about Sheriff Jimmy Brock and his family. The six-disc set includes all 22 episodes from the first season and comes from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Here's a little nod to last week's "Pick of the Week," Deadwood Season 3. The BBC will release the first season of Lovejoy, starring Ian McShane as an antiques dealer who helps the less fortunate. McShane plays Al Swearengen on Deadwood, though you'll find his language much cleaner on Lovejoy.