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DVD SNEAKS

You thought that series was history?

Classic TV programs are being revived on disc at a robust clip.

November 13, 2005

Comedy

Cheers: The Complete Seventh Season. The Boston bar and its patrons in TV history. Paramount: four discs, 22 episodes, $39.99, Tuesday.

Crank Yankers: Season 2, Volume 2. Puppets and rude phone calls. Paramount/Comedy Central: two discs, 15 episodes, includes audio calls from Jimmy Kimmel and Eminem, $26.99, Nov. 29.

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete Fifth Season. NASCAR, the Duke cousins Vance and Coy ... and Daisy. Warner Bros.: eight discs, 22 episodes, $39.98, Dec. 13.

Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Fifth Season. Ray Romano plays Ray Barone, a sportswriter married to Patricia Heaton and son to meddlesome parents who live across the street. HBO: five discs, 25 episodes, including commentaries, deleted scenes and bloopers, $44.98, Dec. 6.

Family Guy: Volume 3. The Griffin clan and their outrageous adventures. Fox: three discs, 13 episodes, includes deleted scenes and featurette on "Family Guy" fandom, $39.98, Nov. 29.

Frasier: The Complete Seventh Season. Kelsey Grammer is Dr. Frasier Crane, a psychiatrist with a radio show and a wacky home life with his brother, father and father's physical therapist. Paramount: four discs, 23 episodes, $39.99, Tuesday.

Gilmore Girls: The Complete Fifth Season. A single mother and her incredibly close relationship with her daughter. Warner Bros.: six discs, 22 episodes, includes featurette and commentaries, $59.98, Dec. 13.

Golden Girls: The Intimate Portraits Series. Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty are profiled. Warner Bros.: $14.98, Tuesday.

The Golden Girls: Season 3. This particular season earned the show three Emmys. Buena Vista: three discs, 25 episodes, including "Golden Moments," and a collection of clips from each "Golden Girl," $39.99, Nov. 22.

Green Acres: Season 3. Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor star as an urban married couple facing the challenges of country life. This is the season things turned a bit strange with Arnold the pig. MGM/Sony: four discs, 30 episodes, $29.95, Dec. 6.

Home Improvement: Season 3. Tim Allen is "The Toolman," host of "Tool Time," a television show for do-it-yourselfers, husband to Patricia Richardson and father to their three sons. Buena

Vista: three discs, $39.99,

Nov. 22.

Jackass: The Box Set. Johnny Knoxville and his crew torture themselves for our entertainment. Paramount/MTV: includes unreleased segments, commentaries, $59.98, Dec. 6. (Vol. 1 can be bought separately, $20.)

King of the Hill: Season 5. The successful animated show continues with Hank, Bobby and Peggy Hill and their survival in Texas suburbia. Fox: three discs, 20 episodes, $39.98, Nov. 22.

Leave It to Beaver: Season 1. One of the archetypal 1950s American families, with Jerry Mathers as the hapless Beaver. Universal: 39 episodes, $49.98, Nov. 22. (Also available as a gift set with lunchbox and photo album, ($69.98.)

Once Upon a Mattress. Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman star in this retelling of "The Princess and the Pea." Buena Vista: includes featurette, outtakes and filmed rehearsal, $19.99, Dec. 20.

P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy: Season 1. Two discs of new stand-up comics. Rapper Doug E. Fresh serves as MC. Paramount: $29.99, Tuesday.

Roseanne: The Complete Second Season. Roseanne and John Goodman star as the Conners, just ordinary folks. Anchor Bay: four discs, includes uncut episodes and interview with Goodman, $39.98, Dec. 6.

Scrubs: The Complete Second Season. Who knew a hospital could be so much fun? Buena Vista: three discs, 22 episodes, includes outtakes, deleted scenes, commentaries, $39.99, Tuesday.

Seinfeld: Seasons 5 and 6. Jerry, Kramer, Elaine and George: their lives, their loves, their pathologies. Sony: four discs each, 22 episodes from Season 5 and 24 from Season 6, includes deleted scenes and bloopers, $49.95 each, Nov. 22. (Gift set of both plus puffy shirt and handwritten script, $119.95.)

Sex and the City: The Complete Series. Four single women in Manhattan experience the peaks and valleys of romance and sex. HBO: 20 discs, 94 episodes, video jukebox with dating advice, a guide to New York restaurants, $299.99, Already released.

That '70s Show: Season 3. Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Wilmer Valderrama and others as high-schoolers. Fox: four discs, 25 episodes, includes commentaries and featurette, $49.98, Tuesday.

Tracey Takes On: The Complete First Season. Tracey Ullman assumes a variety of roles with each episode. HBO: three discs, 10 episodes, includes featurettes, commentaries, $34.98, Nov. 22.

Drama

Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0. Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell star in this celestial drama to save the dwindling human race. (This is not the full season.) Universal: three discs, 10 episodes, includes extended episodes, $49.98, Dec. 20.

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