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Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles DVD Contest

In Contest, Contests, Firefly, Fox, Invasion, Surface, Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles, TV on DVD on 09/23/2009 at 4:23 pm

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Who would ever have thought that a muscular robot with an inexplicable Austrian accent uttering “I’ll be back” would launch a huge sci-fi franchise?  I never would have though that line, originally scripted “I’ll come back” nearly 30 years ago, would lead to a pretty fantastic television series.  Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, though, has already been added to the much too long list of great sci-fi series to end too soon (Firefly, Invasion, Surface).

Luckily we now live in the days of quick-to-DVD releases, even when a series has been canceled!  Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles The Complete Second Season has just been released as a nifty 6-disc collection, so you shouldn’t let pesky little things like cancellations bother you.

The official take:

The time: today. The stakes: all our tomorrows. A nascent AI, assisted by droids, continues to edge toward world domination and the ruin of humankind. It accepts no limits. It fears no one. Except John Connor. The machines know John, now 16, is the future head of the resistance. They know he is growing in abilities. They must find and terminate him. But Sarah Connor is there, protecting and instructing her son as he becomes the man he?s destined to be. The hunt is on in a season of powerful revelations, breathless pursuits and bravura effects. A mysterious 3-dot symbol (do UFOs provide a clue?), a girlfriend for John (is Cameron jealous?), ZeiraCorp (can it master the renegade software called Turk?) ? Season 2’s 5-disc action arsenal is locked, loaded, ready to amaze.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles The Complete Second Season collects all 22 episodes of the second season in a 6-disc collection.  Special features include the always funny gag reel, features on creating the shows’ storyboards, commentary of 4 important episodes and The Continuing Chronicles: Terminator, and 8-part featurette gallery, among others.

Make sure you stop by the official DVD website www.terminatorondvd.com for more information on the special features, lot’s of videos, photos and goodies like downloadable wallpapers, buddy icons, facebook badges and character bios.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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Modern Family, Cougar Town & Eastwick

In 2009 Fall Season, 2009 Pilots, ABC, Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives, Eastwick, Friends, Married With Children, Modern Family, Significant Others, The Class on 09/23/2009 at 3:30 pm

Modern FamilyIt’s the first big night of ABC’s 2009 fall season!  The network has dubbed the evening Comedy Wednesdays and they’ve put a HUGE push behind their new comedy Modern Family.  The series kicks off the evening at 9pm and I’m guessing the network hopes that the show will draw some big numbers and, if they’re lucky, keep some of those viewers all the way up to their local newscast.

Modern Family is a brilliant little half-hour sitcom that, surprisingly enough, has managed to break the mold when it comes to half-hour sitcoms.  The series sticks with the ever popular faux-documentary style, but it stands out from the herd because it doesn’t take place in a workplace setting.  In that way the series reminds of us a little known pre-trash Bravo gem called Significant Others.  There’s also no laugh track, a level of wit not normal to sitcoms and an impressive cast, including Ed Harris of Married With Children and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was the break out hit of the much-mourned over The Class.

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Modern Family

The 9pm hour continues with a new half-hour sitcom starring Courtney Cox, Cougar Town.  We’ve heard good and bad things about the series, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.  Cox has chosen some really off-beat projects since the ending of Friends, and we’re guessing this will fit into that category.

At 10pm is the premiere of Eastwick, a remake of the movie The Witches Of Eastwick, which was based on a book by John Updike.  The mystical plot of the new series has been modeled to the quriky likes of Desperate Housewives and we’re looking forward to seeing Paul Gross and Lindsay Price.

Lindsay Price

Modern Family, Cougar Town & Eastwick premiere tonight, Wednesday September 23rd, starting at 9pm.

Welcome Back, SVU!

In 2009 Fall Season, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, NBC, Prison Break on 09/23/2009 at 2:25 pm

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

It’s a big night for NBC!  What is arguably their most popular scripted show still on the air and definitely the most popular of the family, Law & OrderLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit is returning for its eleventh season this evening.  We’re interested to see if Leno’s lagging ratings get a bit of a bump from the SVU lead-in.

Here we’ve collected the few promotional trailers we’ve across this summer, including first looks at Prison Break‘s Wentworth Miller as a bad-boy cop and Christine Lahti as the new ADA with a bit of an attitude.  No look yet at Eric McCormack’s guest appearance yet, though.

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit returns tonight, Wednesday September 23rd at 9pm on NBC.

Martin Short & Campbell Scott Join Damages

In 2009 Winter Season, 2010 Winter Schedule, Damages, FX, Royal Pains, USA on 09/23/2009 at 1:44 pm

Martin Short

Variety reported yesterday that Damages has picked up two new cast members for it’s upcoming third season: Martin Short and Campbell Scott.  Our initial thought was that Campbell Scott would make a great addition to the cast.  He ruled it this past summer as a mysterious Russian billionaire on USA’s freshman hit Royal Pains, and we could see him sinking into a dark, confusing character on the FX series.

Martin Short, though…we didn’t see that coming.  He hasn’t played many dramatic parts and our twitter followers were all in agreement with our first thought: his casting is either a mistake or is going to be completely brilliant.  We also had the same misgivings about Darrell Hammond as the Deacon…You know, until he turned out to be one of the creepiest, awesomest character in a cast full of creepy, awesome characters.

Considering Glenn Close just won her second Emmy for the series this past weekend, we should probably just trust the Damages crew to know what they’re doing by now – they’ve earned it.

Campbell Scott

Damages is set to return to FX for it’s third season in January 2010.

SNL Season Premiere Promo

In 2009 Fall Season, Saturday Night Live on 09/23/2009 at 1:08 pm

Saturday Night Live

We’ve got a new “web-exclusive” promo for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live premiere on NBC.  It being the 35th season, we were expecting big things from the show this year!  It seems to be off to a bit of a rocky start, though, with the firing of Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins and…what some may consider a slightly dull list of upcoming hosts and musical guests.  The list is below for you to decide.  We’re keeping our fingers crossed that new hires Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad do good things.

Here’s Meghan Fox and Andy Samberg goofing around:

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Upcoming SNL guests:

October 3 – Ryan Reynolds & Lady Gaga

October 10 – Drew Barrymore & Regina Spektor

October 17 – Gerard Butler & Shakira

The 35th season of Saturday Night Live kicks off this Saturday, September 26th at 11:35pm on NBC with Meghan Fox and U2.