Chris Hicks: 'Girl From U.N.C.L.E' among TV shows to turn up on DVD this week

Published: Friday, Sept. 16 2011 4:00 p.m. MDT

This season marks the departure of series regular Audra McDonald, though she may show up in Season 5 on an irregular basis. And one of the main storylines has to do with KaDee Strickland's character being raped. Also, the final episode suggests the practice may be shuttered.

Extras: widescreen, 22 episodes, deleted scenes, featurette, bloopers

"Sanctuary: The Complete Third Season" (eOne/Blu-ray, 2010-11, six discs, $64.98). Amanda Tapping and her scientific team are back for more supernatural adventures with strange creatures that live among us. This season begins with a wrap-up of Season 2's cliffhanger and has part of the team investigating werewolf sightings in England. This set also marks an expansion from the usual 13 episodes to 20.

Extras: widescreen, 20 episodes, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, featurettes, bloopers

"Danny Phantom: Season 1" (Nickelodeon/Shout! 2004, four discs, $29.93). This animated spoof of action/supernatural teen shows has a high schooler gaining ghostly powers so that he becomes a sort of one-man Scooby-Doo crew, taking on ghostly threats. Cute and funny in an offbeat way.

Extras: full frame, 20 episodes

"Roseanne: The Complete First Season" (Mill Creek, 1988-89, three discs, $14.98).

"Roseanne: The Complete Second Season" (Mill Creek, 1989-90, three discs, $14.98). The Salt Lake native hit it big with this blue-collar domestic sitcom, which showcases her sardonic wit and the very talented John Goodman as her husband. A bit crude in places but often very funny.

Extras: full frame, 23 episodes (Season 1), 24 episodes (Season 2), featurettes, bloopers

"3rd Rock From the Sun: The Complete Season One" (Mill Creek, 1996, two discs, $9.98).

"3rd Rock From the Sun: The Complete Season Two" (Mill Creek, 1996-97, three discs, $9.98). Popular sitcom about space aliens in America, led by John Lithgow's completely over-the-top, off-the-wall performance, is sometimes funny and sometimes irritating. But when it's funny it's very funny.

Extras: full frame, 20 episodes (Season 1), 26 episodes (Season 2), featurettes, bloopers

"That '70s Show: Season One" (Mill Creek, 1998-99, three discs, $14.98).

"That '70s Show: Season Two" (Mill Creek, 1999-2000, three discs, $14.98). Often hilarious sitcom look at growing up in the 1970s with a perfect cast (led by Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher). Occasionally a bit raunchy and casual about drugs, but the writing and delivery is often right on the mark.

Extras: full frame, 25 episodes (Season 1), 26 episodes (Season 2), featurettes, trivia, webisodes

"Grounded for Life: The Complete First Season" (Mill Creek, 2001-02, two discs, $9.98). A Staten Island couple (Donal Logue, Megyn Price) that married and had kids too young finds that being the grown-up is difficult as the kids get older.

Extras: full frame, 15 episodes, featurettes, bloopers

"Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures" (Nickelodeon/Paramount, 2011, $19.99). These episodes of the animated children's show take Dora the Explorer and friends to the Enchanted Forest where they meet Unicornio before and after he becomes king.

Extras: full frame, three episodes, music videos

"Dora's Storybook Adventures" (Nickelodeon/Paramount, 2011, $24.99). three previously released DVDs: "Fairytale Adventure," "Dora Saves the Snow Princess" and "Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom."

Extras: full frame 11 episodes

e-mail: hicks@desnews.com

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