“Doctor Who” Returns to BBC One, BBC America and BBC iPlayer This Halloween





“Doctor Who” Returns to BBC One, BBC America and BBC iPlayer This Halloween
The iconic image for the new series has also been released, alongside a new promo spot featuring Jodie Whittaker.
[via press release from AMC Networks]
Doctor Who returns to BBC One, BBC America and BBC iPlayer this Halloween

The BBC has confirmed that the 13th season of Doctor Who will air on BBC One, BBC America and BBC iPlayer on Sunday, October 31st. The iconic image for the new series has also been released, alongside a new promo spot featuring Jodie Whittaker. The series title has also been revealed as Doctor Who: Flux.




Russell T Davies to Return as “Doctor Who” Showrunner





Russell T Davies to Return as “Doctor Who” Showrunner
Davies will make an explosive return to screens to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of “Doctor Who” in 2023, and series beyond.
[via press release from BBC]
Russell T Davies to return as Doctor Who showrunner

Russell T Davies will make an explosive return to screens to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who in 2023, and series beyond. BBC Studios are partnering with Bad Wolf to produce.
Multi award-winning Russell T Davies will take control of the TARDIS once more as the next Doctor Who showrunner, succeeding Chris Chibnall who departs next year.

Russell T Davies will make an explosive return to screens to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who in 2023, and series beyond. BBC Studios are partnering with Bad Wolf to produce.

Responsible for Doctor Who’s revival in 2005, he is credited with propelling the show into a global phenomenon and making it one of TV’s biggest hits. His tenure on the show oversaw a surge in popularity enjoying huge acclaim and success. The Doctor won the nation’s hearts through his masterful relaunch, which led him to create two spin off series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures during that time.

Davies left the show in 2009. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, he has most recently achieved huge success with Years and Years, A Very English Scandal and It’s a Sin which won Best New Drama at the National TV Awards this month. Russell T Davies says “I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show. But we’re time-travelling too fast, there’s a whole series of Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm – I’m still a viewer for now.”

Chris Chibnall says “It’s monumentally exciting and fitting that Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary will see one of Britain’s screenwriting diamonds return home. Russell built the baton that is about to be handed back to him – Doctor Who, the BBC, the screen industry in Wales, and let’s be honest everyone in the whole world, have so many reasons to be Very Excited Indeed about what lies ahead.” Piers Wenger, BBC Director of Drama says “As the 13th Doctor prepares to embark on new and extraordinary adventures, the winds of change are blowing… bringing with them news to delight Doctor Who fans across the globe. We are thrilled that Russell is returning to Doctor Who to build on the huge achievements of Chris and Jodie. Thank you to the two of them and the team in Cardiff for all they continue to do for the show and hello Russell, it’s wonderful to have you back.”

Russell T Davies will make an explosive return to screens to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who in 2023, and series beyond. BBC Studios are partnering with Bad Wolf to produce.



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE:
* The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet – 11 DVD Collection (Time Life)
$99.95 SRP DVD (Deluxe 21 DVD Collection also available for $199.90 SRP)

EXTRAS: You’ll get a FREE Bonus DVD with exclusive bonus features including a reunion special, interviews, home movies, and more! And a 36-page Collectible Memory Book full of personal photos from the Nelson family, production photos, and fun facts about the show.
—–The Nelsons invented the family sitcom, and for 14 years they brought love, laughter and music into our homes. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet started as a radio show in 1944 and transitioned successfully to television in 1952, going on to last 14 seasons! Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky turned their real lives into one of the most cherished TV shows of all time. In this brand new, official Nelson family collection, you’ll see the evolution of the Nelson family starting with the very first episode through Ricky’s emergence as a singing teen sensation, and both his and David’s marriages to their real-life wives in the final color season! You’ll get the full-length, unedited episodes, not seen in decades! And each and every show has been beautifully remastered from the original films, under the Nelson family’s personal loving care. 50 of the best episodes across all 14 seasons including “The Rivals,” “The Valentine Show,” “The Campers,” “Rick Goes on TV,” and so many more. Including 10 lost episodes not seen since they first aired! All episodes fully remastered from the original 35mm camera negatives. Upgrade your order to The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet Deluxe 21-DVD Collection and receive 10 more DVDs! You’ll get 50 more episodes, including 10 episodes that haven’t been seen since they first aired. That’s a total of 100 episodes and over 47 hours of entertainment!
NOTE: our thanks to all the readers who emailed us about this item

* The Richard Pryor Show – The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored (Time Life)
$99.95 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Special Features including deleted scenes, outtakes, and a no-holds-barred interview with Richard’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor. Plus, a Collector’s Booklet with personal photos, diary entries, tour notes and more!
—–Get ready to experience greatness! From his groundbreaking stand-up to his television appearances, blockbuster films and beyond, Richard Pryor always told the whole, hilarious truth. A once-in-a-generation innovator, changing comedy forever, Richard’s intimate storytelling made the world feel like we knew him and loved him. There’s simply never been a comedian like Richard: totally genius and outrageously funny. Now all of his most memorable stand-up and television performances are together in The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored. You’ll get 13 DVDs including: Richard’s 1977 NBC TV Special and all four controversial episodes of The Richard Pryor Show, featuring Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, and more! All four of Richard’s full-length concert films – Live & Smokin’, Live in Concert, Live on the Sunset Strip, and Here and Now. Richard’s most memorable TV appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, The Dick Cavett Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Feature film, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, written, produced, and directed by Richard. Never-before-released footage from Richard’s infamous first film, Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales, lost since 1968. Exclusive footage of Richard’s final performances and a tribute event at The Comedy Store. Two acclaimed documentary films: Richard Pryor – Omit the Logic, and I Am Richard Pryor.
NOTE: our thanks to all the readers who emailed us about this item
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COMING ON 9/14:
* Guilt – Season 1 (PBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–Brothers Max and Jake couldn’t be more different. Max-Mark Bonnar, Catastrophe is wealthy with an apparently perfect life. Jake-Jamie Sives, Chernobyl scrapes by, running a record shop. Driving home late one night, they accidentally kill an old man on a darkened street. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/26:
* Star Trek: The Original Series – The Complete Series: 55th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook (ViacomCBS)
$144.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. The First Officer is Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. The Chief Medical Officer is Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. Their mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before! 20-disc set.
NOTE: the original Star Trek series has been released before, on both DVD and Blu-ray. This item appears to be a disc-content-identical re-release of the discontinued 2016 Complete Series set on Blu-ray, but with Steelbook packaging for this new Limited Edition set (each individual season in a Steelbook, all slid into an outer slipcover to hold the three; see attached artwork). The set was announced in early July to have a release date this coming week, but this item has now been rescheduled with an October 26th street date. Additionally, the non-Steelbook Blu-ray version of this set, and the DVD version of this set, are getting re-released on this new street date as well.

* The Twilight Zone – The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$72.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Original Pilot Version with Rod Serling’s Sponsor Pitch, Audio Commentary by Cast and Crew, Interviews with Cast and Crew, Radio Dramas, Isolated Scores, And much more!
—–All 156 episodes of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series are now presented in pristine high-definition in this spectacular Blu-ray box set. Also includes many hours of bonus features, including: Rare unofficial pilot episode “The Time Element,” Original unaired pilot version of “Where is Everybody?” with Rod Serling’s network pitch, Numerous audio commentaries and interviews, Rod Serling’s audio lectures, Promos for “next week’s” show, Radio dramas, Sponsor billboards, Isolated music scores, and so much more. 24-disc set.
NOTE: this item was originally released in 2016, and is now being re-released for those fans who missed it the first time around
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COMING ON 11/2:
* Sex and the City – The Complete Collection (HBO)
$139.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: To Be Announced
—–Carrie Bradshaw and friends Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte have offered us their hilarious, outspoken and outrageous look at dating, mating and relating in the big city. Celebrate the franchise that explores the day-to-day (and night-to-night) world of single women with the ultimate collector’s set — all 7 seasons, plus the two films, and an exclusive bonus disc! 16-disc set.

* Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$106.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Includes behind-the-scenes and in-depth featurettes
—–DEEP SPACE. ENDLESS ADVENTURE. Relive all seven seasons of the series that took the Star Trek franchise into uncharted territory. Commander Benjamin Sisko is in charge of a diverse crew aboard Deep Space 9, a space station in a constant power struggle with rival species due to its strategic position close to a nearby wormhole, which allows speedy travel to the far reaches of space. The complete series collection includes all 176 episodes from all 7 seasons on 48 discs. Starring Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Terry Farrell, CirrocLofton, Colm Meaney, Armin Shimerman, Alexander Siddig, Nana Visitor, Michael Dorn, and Nicole de Boer.
NOTE: this item was originally released in 2016, and is now being re-released for those fans who missed it the first time around; it is still only available on DVD format, and has NOT been announced for any other disc format

* Under The Dome – The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Based on the bestselling book by Stephen King, Under the Dome is the epic story of Chester’s Mill – a town suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by a massive dome. The residents struggle to break free of their nightmare and maintain control, while facing every new obstacle that comes their way. As the truth about the dome begins to unravel, it becomes clear that some won’t make it out alive. Relive the excitement and drama of all 3 seasons of the entire series, in one amazing collection. Starring Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Rachelle Lefevre (Mary Kills People), Aisha Hinds (9-1-1), Mike Vogel (The Brave), Natalie Martinez (The Stand), Britt Robertson (Big Sky), and Alexander Koch (Black Bear). 12-disc set.
NOTE: this item was originally released in 2017, and is now being re-released for those fans who missed it the first time around; it is still only available on DVD format, and has NOT been announced for any other disc format

* Jack Irish – Season 3 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce reprises his iconic role as Jack Irish, former criminal lawyer, and part-time debt collector, with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t. The long-suppressed trauma of Isabel Irish’s brutal and random murder by Jack’s former client Wayne Milovich – which launched the first Jack Irish installment, Bad Debts – rears its ugly head when Jack discovers there was more to those fateful events all those years ago. Namely, a criminal conspiracy involving his trusted friend, homicide detective Barry Tregear.

* Punky Brewster – The Complete Series (Shout!)
$69.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: EXTRAS: Interview with Creator/Executive Producer David W. Duclon, Actors George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Ami Foster, and Writer Barry Vigon; All Episodes of the animated spin-off, It’s Punky Brewster
—–Punky Brewster will turn your world around! Soleil Moon-Frye stars as the orphaned little girl with an indomitable spirit, who, with her faithful dog Brandon, brings light and laughter into the life of a grumpy, old photographer played by George Gaynes. 16-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/9:
* Emily in Paris – Season 1 (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Includes deleted scenes and three exclusive to DVD featurettes: “A Parisian Dream Come True,” “Just Risque Enough,” and “Like Wearing Poetry”
—–After suddenly landing a dream job in Paris, Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) embraces her adventurous new life. Emily says oui to possibility as she juggles work, friendships and romance while navigating a whole new culture. This is the first season of the Golden Globe Award and Emmy nominated series from Darren Star, creator of Sex and the City and Younger. Also starring Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Call My Agent!), Ashley Park (Tales of the City), Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold (Pandemica) and Bruno Gouery (Doc Martin).

* Younger – The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: including deleted scenes from every season, and over 30 minutes of hilarious bloopers
—–From Sex and the City creator Darren Star, Younger stars two-time Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster as Liza Miller, a 40-year-old mom passing herself off as a 20-something assistant. Though her ruse lands her a dream job in publishing, a hot young boyfriend, and a fun new millennial squad…cracks began to form in her plan as she realizes that her secret was hurting those closest to her. Younger follows Liza’s journey through professional and personal ups and downs, on her way to discovering that the truth can be so much better than fiction. Available on DVD for the first time ever, this 10-Disc set includes all 84 episodes from the unforgettable series. Packed with special features, this is the definitive, must-own collection for Younger fans.

* When Calls The Heart – Holiday Double Feature: Home For Christmas & The Greatest Christmas Wish (Shout!)
$14.98 SRP DVD

—–Join the residents of Hope Valley in celebration with these special holiday-themed movies! In Home For Christmas, Elizabeth and her friends prepare for Little Jack’s first Christmas, with the hope of establishing traditions that will last a lifetime. Then, in The Greatest Christmas Wish, a group of orphans are stranded for the holidays, and the residents of Hope Valley band together to make this an unforgettable Christmas. Meanwhile, Elizabeth teaches her students the art of selfless giving. Single-disc title.
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COMING ON 11/16:
* Doctor Who – Story #036: Evil of the Daleks (BBC)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: to be announced
—–The TARDIS has been stolen. Marooned on Earth in the year 1966, the Doctor and Jamie set out to find the missing time-machine. Their investigations bring them to a mysterious London antiques shop, where all the antiques all seem to be brand new. Kidnapped by the antique shop’s owner, the Doctor is then brought face to face with a very old enemy: the Daleks. Working from a house in Victorian England, the Daleks have a new masterplan to conquer the universe. And in order to carry it out, they need the Doctor’s help. The original 1967 master recordings of ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ were lost soon after the program’s original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of all seven episodes have survived, and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic. Starring Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Marius Goring, John Bailey, Deborah Watling, Brigit Forsyth, Gary Watson, Jo Rowbottom, Windsor Davies and Sonny Caldinez. Single-disc release.
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COMING ON 11/30:
* Grantchester – The Complete 6th Season (PBS)
$44.99 SRP DVD

—–“Masterpiece Mystery” brings James Runcie’s books to the small screen with this British detective series about the unique if unlikely partnership between Anglican priest Sidney Chambers (James Norton) and Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green). The two join forces to solve baffling crimes when the vicar decides to take up sleuthing work as a hobby in his home village of Grantchester. With Morven Christie, Tessa-Peake Jones. 8 episodes on 2 discs.
NOTE: the attached image is temp artwork and not the finalized cover, and is highly subject to change



AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS THIS FALL
New York, NY — August 17, 2021 – This fall, AMC Networks unveils a robust slate of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and highly-anticipated films across its channels and targeted streaming services including AMC, AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, BBC AMERICA, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

Highlights from across the suite of networks and targeted streaming services this fall include (in alphabetical and chronological order):

ACORN TV:

My Life is Murder (Acorn TV Original)

Season 2 Premieres Monday, August 30

Starring award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus), this fun, charming series returns for an eagerly-anticipated second season with all-new riveting mysteries, now set in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand (season one was based in Melbourne). My Life Is Murder brings retired detective Alexa Crowe (Lawless) back to her Kiwi roots, where she’s once again unable to resist when asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder. Guest stars include William Shatner, Martin Henderson, and former castmates from Lawless’ most iconic series, including Renee O’Connor (Xena). Season two includes captivating investigations into the deaths of a resort chef found in his walk-in freezer, an actor murdered in the middle of a live performance, an ambitious young winemaker, a high-end jeweler and a self-help guru.

Midsomer Murders

Season 22, Part 2 (exclusively in the U.S. and Canada) Premieres Monday, September 27

With more than two decades of intriguing mysteries and shown in over 200 territories worldwide, Midsomer Murders is one of the most popular and longest-running mystery series of all-time and remains one of Acorn TV’s top-performing franchises and a fan favorite. In Midsomer Murders, Detective Chief Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Detective Sergeant Winter (Nick Hendrix) investigate homicides, blackmail, greed, and betrayal in England’s most murderous county. The first two movies premiered in April with four more feature-length mysteries to arrive this fall. In the upcoming mid-season debut, the owners of a handmade board game gather for a murder mystery weekend, but the immersive experience takes a puzzling twist when a killer strikes for real.

Dalgliesh (Acorn TV Original)

Season 1 Premieres November 2021

Adapted from P.D. James’ bestselling and acclaimed Adam Dalgliesh Mystery novels, this intriguing new crime drama stars Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse, Doctor Foster) as the titular detective in three two-part films that each feature its own unique setting and extraordinary cast. This season set in 1970s England follows the enigmatic, yet emotionally intelligent and empathetic, Adam Dalgliesh as he solves unusual murders ranging from a nursing student poisoned during a training demonstration to a homeless man and recently resigned Tory MP whose throats were slashed in a London church.

Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Acorn TV Original)

Season 2 Premieres Fall 2021

The highest-rated new drama of 2019 on all UK television, Manhunt, is back, with BAFTA and SAG Award-winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) reprising his critically acclaimed role as former London Metropolitan Police detective DCI Colin Sutton in this riveting crime series. Based on the real-life Colin Sutton’s diaries, Manhunt: The Night Stalker is the true story of the police pursuit of a notorious serial rapist whose 17-year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in South East London living in fear. The drama explores how Colin came late to the inquiry and helped solve it in a matter of weeks, taking an incredibly dangerous criminal off the streets.

ALLBLK:

Social Society

Premieres Thursday, September 6

Join host Kendall Kyndall and the Social Society for a fresh look into the week’s trending topics, social buzz, and exclusive sketch comedy. Set to the backdrop of your favorite hang-out spot, Social Society is a weekly variety talk show serving all of your favorite social media essentials on a virtual platter. Each episode welcomes your favorite influencers, lifestyle experts, and tastemakers for epic discussions on Black culture, education, race, politics, and everything in between.

Lace

Premieres Fall 2021

Lace follows a prolific Los Angeles attorney, Lacey McCullough (Maryam Basir), who often blurs the lines between right and wrong to protect her rich and powerful clientele. McCullough, is a successful and highly connected attorney whose influence sometimes leads her down a very dark path. With the help of her trusted associates, Othello Charles (Skyh Black) and Britney Deveaux (Tanyell Waivers) – and the ever-efficient twins, Aaron (Antoine Harris) and Nora Tuft (Taylor Bynoe) – she’s currently involved in one of her most mysterious and perilous cases to date.

Covenant

Premieres Fall 2021

Covenant will create a world of thrilling, suspenseful drama where characters and stories of the bible are thrust into a vicious dystopia of present-day, real-life situations. Each episode will reimagine a classic story as it would take place in the modern world – challenging viewers to examine how sacred lessons of faith and love fit into today’s society.

Partners In Rhyme

Premieres Fall 2021

Trailblazing rap legend, MC Lyte, teams up with “Martin” Executive Producer, Bentley Kyle Evans, for a hilarious new sitcom, Partners in Rhyme. The show following the life of a female high school rapper, social media star and foster kid who thinks she is the next Cardi B. MC Lyte will star in the series as a label executive charged with helping the difficult but talented new artist navigate the industry. Cast includes Lana (MC Lyte), Luscious T (Prescious Way), Mekhi (Ronald Gaither), Vicky (Cloie Taylor), Hazel (Rolanda Watts), Boston (Wesley Waples), Jerry (Bruce Nozick)

AMC+:

Kin

Season 1 Premieres Thursday, September 9

New AMC+ Original series starring Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) and breakthrough Irish actress Clare Dunne (Herself), Kin charts the lives of a small, but tight-knit fictional Dublin crime family, The Kinsellas, who are embroiled in a war against a powerful drug kingpin, Eamon Cunningham (Hinds). A boy is killed and his family embark on a gangland war with an international cartel – a war that is impossible to win. It’s David and Goliath. Out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned, the Kinsellas find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail, and family members and associates are picked off. But they have something the cartel does not: the unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Kin

Ragdoll

Season 1 Premieres Thursday, November 11

From the award-winning producers of Killing Eve comes a new AMC+ Original series. Six people have been murdered, dismembered and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body — nicknamed the ‘Ragdoll.’ Assigned to this shocking case are newly-reinstated DS Nathan Rose (Henry Lloyd-Hughes); his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter (Thalissa Teixeira); and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds (Lucy Hale). The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name at the very end. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny. A gruesomely imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll captures the fascinating but flawed friends struggling with the consequences of institutionalization and trauma. Executive produced and commissioned by AMC and UKTV’s Alibi, and executive produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. (Killing Eve), with Freddy Syborn (Ms. Marvel, Bad Education) as lead writer and executive producer.

Anna

Premieres Thursday, November 18

Anna is a dystopian story of a ravaged world destroyed by a virus which kills adults but spares children. Set amongst parched fields and mysterious forests, the crumbling hulks of shopping malls and abandoned cities pierce deserted wide-open spaces on an island reclaimed by nature and run by savage communities of survivors, most of whom are children. Anna only has one guide: a book left by her mother with instructions on how to survive. But, with each passing day she discovers that the old rules no longer apply, and instead has to make up new ones as she goes along.

AMC:

The Walking Dead (AMC / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9pm ET/ 8pm C; Also Available One Week Early on AMC+
Previously on The Walking Dead, our survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised; left a former shell of the home it once was from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers. Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

Ultra City Smiths (AMC / AMC+)

Premieres Monday, September 13 at 11pm ET/10pm C

Ultra City Smiths unfolds via stop-motion animated baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. From AMC Studios and created by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace) and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken), the series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate, Carpenter K. Smith (Kurtwood Smith, That 70’s Show). Two intrepid detectives, David Mills (Jimmi Simpson, Westworld), and Gail Johnson (Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name), follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home. The series stars Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Dax Shepard (Parenthood), John C. Reilly (Moonbase 8), Alia Shawkat (Search Party), Tim Meadows (Schooled), Luis Guzmán (Shameless), Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), and Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth).

The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC / AMC+)

Season 2 Premieres Sunday, October 3 at 10pm ET/9pm C; Also Available One Week Early on AMC+

Season Two of The Walking Dead: World Beyond concludes the epic story of Iris (Aliyah Royale) , Hope (Alexa Mansour), Elton (Nicolas Cantu), and Silas (Hal Cumpston) — four friends who journeyed across the country on a mission that transformed everything they knew about themselves and the world. As they face off against the mysterious Civic Republic Military and fight for control of their own destiny, goals will shift, bonds will form and crumble, and innocence will be both lost and found.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC / AMC+)

Season 7 Premieres Sunday, October 17 at 9pm ET/ 8pm C; Also Available One Week Early on AMC+

Teddy (John Glover) brought about his vision of “The End” when he detonated nuclear warheads across the Texas landscape, but it will be up to those who survived to decide what “The Beginning” will look like. And they’ll have to do it in a world devoid of light and hope, where the outside air is just as deadly as the walkers they face. The survivors will find out who they really are and what they’re really made of. Some will rise to the occasion, some will find new purpose, and some will redefine themselves — even if it comes at a terrible cost to those they once considered family.

BBC AMERICA:

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Season 1B Premieres Saturday, September 4 at 9pm ET/ 8pm C

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty follows the compelling, heart-string tugging saga of three matriarchs, all of whom are descendants of the legendary meerkat Flower. Neighbors and rivals, they are forced to compete in order to ensure the survival of their families in an environment that is undergoing a great deal of change: the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

Doctor Who (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Season 13 Premieres Fall 2021

She’s back. The Thirteenth Doctor is returning for the thirteenth series in what is set to be a six-part Event Serial. Since their last epic battle in Revolution of the Daleks, the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) have been exploring the universe together but with the Doctor now questioning everything about her past there she will undoubtedly be searching for answers. This adrenalin fueled; universe-spanning series will also see an addition to the TARDIS with actor and comedian John Bishop joining the cast as Dan Lewis who will quickly learn there’s more to the Universe than he could ever believe. Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones, Broadchurch) is also set to make his debut on Doctor Who as reoccurring character, Vinder. Jacob’s new role will see him join forces with the Doctor, Yaz and Dan as the Doctor faces her biggest ever adventure. Series 13 is set to introduce some terrifying new adversaries and the return of truly iconic old enemies. Expect action, fun, scares, extraordinary new worlds as the Doctor and her friends confront a deadly evil…

The Graham Norton Show (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Season 29 Premieres Friday, October 1 at 11pm ET / 10pm C

BBC AMERICA’s BAFTA-award-winning talk show returns with a packed lineup of celebrity guests, laugh out loud stories and exciting musical performances. Tune in to an all-new season of The Graham Norton Show premiering Friday, October 1 at 11pm ET / 10pm C on BBC AMERICA.

SHUDDER:

Slasher: Flesh & Blood (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Every Thursday through September 16

Slasher: Flesh & Blood follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family lead by patriarch Spencer Galloway (David Cronenberg) that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up.

Creepshow (SHUDDER / AMC+)

Season 3 Premieres Thursday, September 23

Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a third season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), a comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page.

V/H/S/94 (SHUDDER / AMC+)

Premieres Wednesday, October 6

A Shudder Original Film, V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

Horror Noire (SHUDDER / AMC+)

Premieres Thursday, October 28 **Please Note New Date**
A new Shudder Original anthology film, Horror Noire is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and features new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters. Anthology writers featured include Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Victor LaValle, Shernold Edwards, Al Letson and Ezra C. Daniels.

SUNDANCE NOW:

Trial in the Outback (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

All 3 Parts Premiere Tuesday, October 12

Lindy Chamberlain made headlines in 1980 when she claimed a dingo had killed her 9-week-old baby in the Australian outback. With little evidence, Lindy was convicted of murder, and spent the next 30 years trying to prove her innocence. With exclusive personal accounts in this revelatory three-part true crime documentary series from award-winning director Mark Joffe, Lindy and her family finally share their own story. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

Cheyenne & Lola (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

All 8 Episodes Premiere Thursday, September 16

Cheyenne, 35, recently released from prison, is a tattoo artist who cleans the ferries between France and the UK to save money for a future life. Lola, 25, is a beautiful Parisian woman, selfish and ruthless, who has just arrived in the North of France to move in with her lover. The past catches up with Cheyenne when she witnesses Lola killing her lover’s wife. Cheyenne assumes she’s going to be accused of the crime and Cheyenne & Lola ripen into a ruthless duo… (French Language Drama) *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

One Lane Bridge (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

Season 2 (exclusively in the U.S. and Canada) Premieres Thursday, October 7

This season, when Detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki) is trying to harness his Māori gift of matakite to save his boss Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck) from attempting suicide on the infamous One Lane Bridge, he inadvertently triggers a cataclysmic chain of events – unleashing rivalries and uncovering long buried secrets. Burdened by his second sight, Ariki’s loyalties are tested as he navigates a murder investigation rife with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest, including his own.

SUNDANCETV:

True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here (SUNDANCETV / AMC+)

Premieres Thursday, September 9 at 10pm ET/9pm C

Life-long small-town community member and advocate Hilarie Burton Morgan visits different small towns in an effort to shine a much-needed light on the unique ways in which crime impacts rural communities and their judicial systems. Too often the heartbreaking events in these towns are largely overlooked because they lack the national media platforms and advocacy resources found in larger cities. In each episode, Hilarie hears the facts of the case from family members and local insiders in an attempt to understand the challenges the community faced investigating the crime, learn the lasting imact the crime has had on the fabric of the town, and ultimately call attention to where justice currently stands.

True Crime Story: Indefensible (SUNDANCETV / AMC+)

Premieres Thursday, October 14 at 11pm ET/10pm C

Jena Friedman travels the country to unspool real cases on the ground, but unlike most true crime shows, this one doesn’t end when the criminal gets locked up. Jena finds there’s always more to the story and drives to a different outcome beyond the simple whodunnit. Using her unflinching comedic point of view and disarming interview skills, Jena uncovers the “why” and “how” not only of crimes themselves, but of the sometimes dysfunctional criminal justice system.

WE TV:

Life After Lockup

Season 3D Premieres Friday, August 27

Couples navigate the twists and turns of Life After Lockup. With freedom comes new challenges—parole restrictions, addiction issues, family feuds, and managing new marriages and old flames. Will they stay together and stay out of prison?

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE (8/3):
* The Curse of Oak Island – Season 3 (Lionsgate)
$27.99 SRP DVD MOD; $39.95 SRP Blu-ray MOD

—–In Season 3 of The Curse of Oak Island, the treasure hunt that has largely taken place above ground now goes deep inside the island, using the most advanced technology and heavy digging equipment. Will the Lagina brothers find the treasure and uncover the incredible truth? 3-disc set on DVD and 2-disc set on Blu-ray Disc.
NOTE: this title was originally released into stores on both formats in 2017, but now the studio is re-releasing it on both formats as an MOD (manufacture-on-demand) item

* Power Rangers Samurai – The Complete Series (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–A new generation of Power Rangers must master the ancient Symbols of Samurai Power which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth. Under the guidance of their all-knowing mentor and the aid of their devoted animal Zords, they battle the dark forces of the Netherworld and a mysterious Warrior bent on destruction. 5-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally released into stores in 2014, but now the studio is re-releasing it as an MOD (manufacture-on-demand) item

* Roseanne’s Nuts – Season 1 (Lionsgate)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Get ready to go nuts with brutally honest comedienne, actress and all-around force of nature Roseanne Barr as Lifetime Television presents a docu-series spotlighting Barr’s endeavors to run a fully functional 40-acre macadamia nut and livestock farm on Hawaii’s Big Island, alongside her longtime writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake. “They’ve said ‘Roseanne’s nuts’ for years, and now I’m going to make that a reality,” said Barr. “I’m all about nuts now. Macadamia nuts!” Each half-hour episode of Roseanne’s Nuts promises a funny, outrageous and unfiltered look at the adventures of the Emmy-winning TV star as she transitions into a new life, far from Los Angeles. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally released into stores in 2012, but now the studio is re-releasing it as an MOD (manufacture-on-demand) item
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COMING ON 8/24:
* Chicago Med – Season 6 (Universal)
$34.98 SRP DVD MOD
NOTE: this title is not available for pre-order as of this writing
—–Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the latest installment of the compelling Chicago franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors, nurses and staff who hold it together. Crossing paths with familiar faces from “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Fire,” this third team of Chicago heroes takes on cases inspired by topical events while forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room. “Chicago Med” stars Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Yaya DaCosta, Nick Gehlfuss, Torrey DeVitto, Brian Tee, Dominic Rains and Marlyne Barrett. 4-disc set.

* Woody Woodpecker – The Screwball Collection (Universal)
$21.98 SRP Blu-ray MOD
NOTE: this title is not available for pre-order as of this writing
EXTRAS: Walter, Woody and the World of Animation; The Origin of Woody Woodpecker; Creating the Stories; Animating Woody; The Development of Woody; Creating Woody Woodpecker; Photographing Animation Cels; The Inking Department; The Painting Department; Sound Effects in Cartoons
—–Relive the hilarious, crazy adventures of Woody Woodpecker, everyone’s favorite wacky red-headed bird, in The Woody Woodpecker Screwball Collection! Created by renowned cartoonist Walter Lantz, these 25 original theatrical cartoons showcase some of the wildest antics in animation history. Newly remastered in high definition, Woody is joined by his friends including Andy Panda, Wally Walrus and Buzz Buzzard. Featuring rare treasures including archival behind-the-scenes footage of Walter Lantz, this side-splitting collection will keep fans laughing out loud time and time again! Single-disc title.
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COMING ON 9/7:
* Bull – Season 5 (ViacomCBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD MOD
NOTE: this title is not available for pre-order as of this writing
EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes
—–Season Five of BULL finds Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) settling into fatherhood and navigating his renewed, but still complicated, romantic relationship with his ex-wife and Benny’s (Freddy Rodriguez) sister, Isabella Colon (Yara Martinez). As Bull acclimates to his vastly changed domestic life, he and the entire TAC team struggle to adjust to a virtual court system as they weather the New York City shutdown due to the coronavirus. 4-disc set.

* Nancy Drew – Season 1 (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD
NOTE: this title is not available for pre-order as of this writing
—–Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenage detective, whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine…until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving, while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene. 4-disc set.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: this title was released into stores in October 2020 on DVD format; this is the first Blu-ray Disc release of this item

* Nancy Drew – Season 2 (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD
NOTE: this title is not available for pre-order as of this writing
EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
—–In season one, the Drew Crew helped Nancy (Kennedy McMann) discover the stunning truth that Lucy Sable, the ghost who’d been haunting her all season, was her biological mother, and her biological father was corrupt billionaire Ryan Hudson (Riley Smith). Season two is a direct pickup from season one, so it will span the autumn of 2019, during Nancy’s gap year before college. Ryan will attempt to redeem himself through forging a father-daughter bond with Nancy while keeping her parentage a secret from the rest of his powerful family. Nancy will also find a way forward with her adoptive father Carson Drew (Scott Wolf) by becoming an investigator for his legal practice. Her adventures will bring the Drew Crew standalone cases, new romances, and emotional journeys of self-reinvention as Nancy tries to navigate with both her biological parent and the man who raised her — but the compounding intrigue and menace of the Hudson family will ultimately force her to make a life-altering choice. 4-disc set.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: this title was announced for DVD (MOD) format in our July 9th Roundup; it will be available on September 21st (two weeks after this Blu-ray release!)…the Blu-ray version is not up for pre-order yet, but the DVD version can be pre-ordered from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nancy-Drew-Season…/dp/B0991CCFCW
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COMING ON 9/21:
* Berlin Station – Season 3 (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD
NOTE: this title is not available for pre-order as of this writing
—–BERLIN STATION is a contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller, an undercover agent who has just arrived at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower masquerading as “Thomas Shaw.” Actors: Leland Orser; Michelle Forbes; Mina Tander; Rhys Ifans; Richard Jenkins; Ashley Judd. 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/12:
* Hawthorne – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$40.99 SRP DVD

—–Richmond Trinity Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett Smith) loves her job, despite the long days and nights she spends on the hospital’s front lines. She does everything possible to help her patients and defend her staff, even if that means violating protocol of taking on doctors or administrators who sometimes lose sight of a hospital’s true purpose. But her intense focus at work comes with a cost to her personal life, now that she’s a single mother raising a smart but willful teenage girl as she tries to change the system, one patient at a time. All 30 episodes together for the first time! 6-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/19:
* Superman & Lois – The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)
—–After years of facing supervillains, monsters, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero (Tyler Hoechlin) and comic books’ most famous journalist (Elizabeth Tulloch) come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever: dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.
NOTE: in last week’s Roundup, we included news that Amazon’s Canadian branch showed the Oct. 19th release date for this title; now the USA branch of Amazon is showing that same release date for the Blu-ray release of the item, too! It also includes updated cover art that shows that the Blu-ray edition in the USA will include a Digital Copy of each episode.

* Loud House – The Complete 1st Season (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$13.99 SRP DVD

—–Complete Season set combines existing volumes of the season in o-sleeve packaging, at a great value! The Loud House: The Complete First Season includes Welcome To The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1 & The Loud House: It Gets Louder – Season 1, Volume 2. 4-disc set.

* Loud House – The Complete 2nd Season (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$13.99 SRP DVD

—–Complete Season set combines existing volumes of the season in o-sleeve packaging, at a great value! The Loud House: The Complete Second Season includes The Loud House: Relative Chaos – Season 2, Volume 1 & The Loud House: Absolute Madness – Season 2, Volume 2. 4-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/26:
* Walker – Season 1 (ViacomCBS)
$33.99 SRP DVD

—–Walker, a reimagining of the long-running series ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ stars Jared Padalecki (‘Supernatural’) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. He’ll attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son (Kale Culley, ‘Me, Myself and I’) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter (Violet Brinson, ‘Sharp Objects’) and navigate clashes with his family – an ADA brother (Keegan Allen, ‘Pretty Little Liars’) who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother (Molly Hagen, ‘Herman’s Head’) and his traditional rancher father (Mitch Pileggi, ‘The X-Files’). Walker’s former colleague is now his Ranger Captain, (Coby Bell, ‘The Game’). Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history) played by Lindsey Morgan (‘The 100’) while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death. The show also stars Jeff Pierre as Trey Barnett. 5-disc set.
NOTE: this title has been announced for DVD format at this time; there is no Blu-ray format version listed; also, the attached cover art is a temp image and not finalized, so it could be subject to change
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DATE NOT YET ANNOUNCED:
* Doctor Who – Story #041: Web Of Fear: Special Edition (BBC)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: To Be Announced
—–In order to escape an attack in space, the TARDIS makes an unscheduled landing and ends up deep inside the London Underground. Here the travelers soon find themselves engulfed in a terrifying battle against the Great Intelligence and the Yeti, a deadly enemy set to invade the Earth. As events progress and the menace spreads, it becomes clear that the Intelligence’s goal is not just possession of Earth, but the Doctor’s mind too! This release includes all surviving episodes, plus a brand new fully animated reconstruction of the missing third episode created from the surviving audio-only recordings. 2-disc set.



CHRIS CHIBNALL AND JODIE WHITTAKER TO LEAVE DOCTOR WHO IN A TRIO OF SPECIALS





CHRIS CHIBNALL AND JODIE WHITTAKER TO LEAVE DOCTOR WHO IN A TRIO OF SPECIALS
CHRIS CHIBNALL AND JODIE WHITTAKER TO LEAVE DOCTOR WHO IN A TRIO OF SPECIALS, CULMINATING IN AN EPIC BLOCKBUSTER SPECIAL TO AIR IN FALL 2022, AS PART OF THE BBC’S CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
New York – July 29, 2021 – Having been in charge of the TARDIS since filming for the Thirteenth Doctor began in 2017, Showrunner Chris Chibnall and the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, have confirmed they will be moving on from the most famous police box on Earth – and the universe.

With a six-part season announced for the fall, and two specials already planned for 2022, BBC One has now asked for an additional final feature length adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor, to form a trio of specials for 2022, before the Doctor regenerates once more.

After taking the helm of the show, Chris Chibnall made the ground-breaking decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor. He also brought in ‘the fam’ of Tosin Cole (Ryan), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Bradley Walsh (Graham), and cast the acclaimed Sacha Dhawan as the latest incarnation of The Master, plus Jo Martin as the mysterious Fugitive Doctor, adding new characters, layers and twists to the mythology of the show.

Episodes such as ‘Rosa’, ‘Demons of the Punjab’ and ‘Spyfall’ have thrilled audiences across the globe garnering critical acclaim and award recognition, including two BAFTA Must See Moment nominations, along with multiple National Television Award, BAFTA Cymru, TV Choice, Screen Nation, Hugo, Saturn and Critics Choice nominations. Under Chris’ tenure, the series has been awarded the Visionary Awards TV Show of the Year, the Canadian Rockie Award from the BANFF Television Festival for best sci-fi and genre series, while Mandip Gill and Vinay Patel were recognized with wins from the Eastern Eye Awards. The 2020 series won Best Science Fiction Show voted for by readers at Radio Times.com, beating out competition from The Mandalorian, Lucifer and The Boys, as well as winning both Best Moment and Most Incredible Twist from the Digital Spy Reader Awards 2020, for ‘Fugitive Of The Judoon’ and ‘Ascension Of The Cybermen’. In 2019, the entire current cast and crew were awarded Honorary Doctorates by Sheffield Hallam University for their work on the show.

As the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker stepped aboard the TARDIS to begin filming in 2017. As the first woman to play the iconic role, Jodie has thrilled audiences with her portrayal of the Time Lord, winning the hearts of Doctor Who fans across the globe. Jodie’s multi-layered, warm, funny and inspiring depiction of the Doctor not only created a first in Doctor Who history, but in 2020, Jodie was voted 2nd Most Popular Doctor of all time, coming within a whisker of her friend David Tennant, in a poll of more than 50,000 fans for Radio Times.

Chris Chibnall says “Jodie and I made a ‘three series and out’ pact with each other at the start of this once-in-a-lifetime blast. So now our shift is done, and we’re handing back the TARDIS keys.

“Jodie’s magnificent, iconic Doctor has exceeded all our high expectations. She’s been the gold standard leading actor, shouldering the responsibility of being the first female Doctor with style, strength, warmth, generosity and humour. She captured the public imagination and continues to inspire adoration around the world, as well as from everyone on the production. I can’t imagine working with a more inspiring Doctor – so I’m not going to!

“For me, leading this exceptional team has been unrivalled creative fun, and one of the great joys of my career. I’m so proud of the people we’ve worked with and the stories we’ve told. To finish our time on the show with an additional Special, after the pandemic changed and challenged our production plans, is a lovely bonus. It’s great that the climax of the Thirteenth Doctor’s story will be at the heart(s) of the BBC’s centenary celebrations.

“I wish our successors – whoever the BBC and BBC Studios choose – as much fun as we’ve had. They’re in for a treat!”

Jodie Whittaker adds: “In 2017 I opened my glorious gift box of size 13 shoes. I could not have guessed the brilliant adventures, worlds and wonders I was to see in them. My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life. And I cannot thank Chris enough for entrusting me with his incredible stories. We knew that we wanted to ride this wave side by side and pass on the baton together. So here we are, weeks away from wrapping on the best job I have ever had. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express what this role has given me. I will carry the Doctor and the lessons I’ve learnt forever.

“I know change can be scary and none of us know what’s out there. That’s why we keep looking. Travel Hopefully. The Universe will surprise you. Constantly.”

Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, said: “Over the last four years Chris and Jodie have made Doctor Who history and their time on the show is indelibly marked on our memories. From Rosa Parks to Ascension of the Cybermen, Chris and Jodie have given Doctor Who some of its most life-affirming and tear-jerking moments to date and we are beyond excited to see what they have in store for us in the new series this Autumn. Jodie’s final adventure to mark the BBC’s Centenary in 2022 is set to be a Doctor Who Special to remember. I’d like to thank them both for their incredible work on the show.”

Blake Callaway, GM of BBC AMERICA, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to have worked with Chris and Jodie as they ushered in a new era of the Doctor Who franchise, breaking new ground with one of TV’s most iconic heroes and bringing longstanding fans, and new viewers alike, three remarkable seasons. We’re very proud to be a part of a series that, fifty-seven years later, continues to reinvent itself, surprise and delight fans around the world.”

Doctor Who is a BBC Studios production for BBC One and a BBC AMERICA co-production. BBC Studios are the international distributors for Doctor Who.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Chris is currently writing and producing the thirteenth series of Doctor Who, consisting of six episodes which will air later this year. It will be followed by three Specials the first of which will transmit on New Year’s Day 2022, with another later in spring 2022. Jodie’s final feature-length Special, where the Thirteenth Doctor will regenerate, will transmit in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.
Chris Chibnall took over as Showrunner in 2017. Across his and Jodie’s time on the show, a Who’s Who of stars from stage and screen have guest starred, including Alan Cumming, Goran Visnjic, Charlotte Ritchie, Dame Harriet Walter, Mark Addy, Sir Lenny Henry, Phyllis Logan, Stephen Fry, Nikesh Patel, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Siobhan Finneran, Shobna Gulati, and Chris Noth.
Matt Strevens, Executive Producer will also be leaving the TARDIS when all Special episodes are complete. Matt has worked alongside Chris since the beginning of Chris tenure in 2017.
The most recent story, Revolution Of The Daleks was the BBC’s most watched show of New Year’s Day 2021, based on 7 day consolidated figures.
“Spyfall Part One” was one of the most watched episodes of any drama among the 16-34 demographic in the calendar year 2020
Doctor Who has been in production with Jodie at the TARDIS helm, and filming under strict COVID protocols, since October 2020. Alongside Jodie, Mandip Gill reprises her role as Yaz.
John Bishop will be making his debut as Dan Lewis in series 13, which will air this autumn on BBC One. Jacob Anderson has also been confirmed as appearing in a recurring role as Vinder.
With over a year of adventures to come, the Thirteenth Doctor still has plenty in store for fans. We will announce plans for the new generation of Doctor Who in due course – watch this space!

About Doctor Who

Doctor Who, produced and distributed by BBC Studios, is one of the longest running series in the world, spanning 57 years and winning over 100 awards. This British brand has a huge global following, with over 10 million fans across social platforms and over 200 million video views on Facebook and YouTube. Doctor Who has fans in over 239 territories and has been honoured by Guinness World Records as the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Doctor Who reached a third of the UK population during Series 12, is BBC America’s number 1 series and is a top 20 drama on ABC in Australia.

Doctor Who has partners spanning the consumer products, publishing, audio, live events, gaming and apparel industries, having sold over four million Sonic Screwdrivers, twelve million action figures, eighteen million DVDs and one million tickets to live events.

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group, supporting the licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions, and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Bluey. BBC Studios has offices in over 20 markets globally, including ten production bases in the UK and production bases or partnerships in a further seven countries around the world. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2000 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Netflix and Migu, is a champion for British creativity around the world. It is also a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector through a mix of equity partnerships, content investment and international distribution for programme titles.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this fall and winter includes Top Gear, Animal Babies, The Graham Norton Show, CripTales, Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones animated special, Baby Chimps Rescue, Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks, The Watch and more. BBCA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.



News From the BBC and BBC America’s “Doctor Who” Comic-Con@Home Panel





News From the BBC and BBC America’s “Doctor Who” Comic-Con@Home Panel
New character Vinder, played by Jacob Anderson, will make his debut in the upcoming season joining Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop.
[via press release from BBC America]
***MEDIA ALERT***

BBC and BBC AMERICA presented a virtual panel for Doctor Who at Comic-Con@Home earlier today. Series news and a link to the new promo debuted during the panel are below:

Doctor Who Season 13

Moderated by Salon.com’s Melanie McFarland, today’s panel featured Showrunner Chris Chibnall and cast members Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop.

· Doctor Who Season 13 promo

· New character Vinder, played by Jacob Anderson, will make his debut in the upcoming season joining Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop.

All AMC Networks panels will post to AMC+ on Thursday, July 29 in a dedicated AMC+ Fan Experience collection, along with memorable sessions from prior years.



AMC NETWORKS PRESENTS EXTENSIVE LINEUP OF PANELS FOR NEW AND RETURNING FAVORITES





AMC NETWORKS PRESENTS EXTENSIVE LINEUP OF PANELS FOR NEW AND RETURNING FAVORITES AT THIS YEAR’S COMIC-CON@HOME FROM JULY 23-25
All AMC Networks Panels Will Be Available on AMC+ the Day After their Comic-Con@Home Debut
Panels to Include All Three Series from The Walking Dead Universe, Ultra City Smiths, Doctor Who, Creepshow, and Anthologies Slasher: Flesh & Blood, Horror Noire and V/H/S/94

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 7, 2021 – AMC Networks announced today its extensive lineup of panels at this year’s Comic-Con@Home, which runs from July 23 to July 25, including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Ultra City Smiths, Doctor Who, Creepshow, and anthologies Slasher: Flesh & Blood, Horror Noire and V/H/S/94. AMC Networks’ panels from Comic-Con@Home will be available on AMC+ the day after the Comic-Con debut.

Panel details below (in chronological order):

V/H/S/94

Panel Time: Friday, July 23 at 1:00 PM PT

The Shudder Original Film V/H/S/94 marks the return of the infamous “found footage” anthology. Moderated by Richard Newby of Fangoria and The Hollywood Reporter, the panel will feature co-creator Brad Miska, producer Josh Goldbloom and segment directors Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Jennifer Reeder, Ryan Prows and Chloe Okuno.

The fourth installment in the hit horror V/H/S anthology franchise, V/H/S/94 debuts this fall on SHUDDER. In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD

Panel Time: Friday, July 23 at 6:00 PM PT

Shudder presents the original horror anthology event series, Slasher: Flesh & Blood with a panel moderated by Bloody Disgusting’s Meagan Navarro, and featuring stars David Cronenberg, Paula Brancati, Rachael Crawford, showrunner Ian Carpenter and Slasher creator Aaron Martin. The panel will also debut a first look trailer.

Slasher: Flesh & Blood follows a wealthy but dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe as the tension- and the body count- ratchets up. As with the past installments of the series, Slasher: Flesh & Blood will combine elements of traditional murder mystery with the intense horror and bold kills that audiences have come to expect.

ULTRA CITY SMITHS

Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 AM PT

Streaming on AMC+ beginning July 22, Ultra City Smiths’ story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Kristen Baldwin, series creator, writer, co-director and showrunner Steve Conrad and co-director David Brooks will be joined by cast members Jimmi Simpson, Debra Winger, Luis Guzmán, Hana Mae Lee, Tim Heidecker and Chris Conrad.

The series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate. Two intrepid detectives follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 1:00 PM PT

Fear the Walking Dead will present a panel for the series’ upcoming seventh season, premiering later this year. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the panel will feature chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam- Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Karen David, Mo Collins and Christine Evangelista. The panel will feature an exclusive first look at the new season.

At the end of last season, Teddy (John Glover) brought about his vision of “The End” when he detonated nuclear warheads across the Texas landscape. In the series’ new season, it will be up to those who survived to decide what “The Beginning” will look like. And they’ll have to do it in a world devoid of light and hope, where the outside air is just as deadly as the walkers they face. The survivors will find out who they really are and what they’re really made of. Some will rise to the occasion, some will find new purpose, and some will redefine themselves — even if it comes at a terrible cost to those they once considered family.

THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND

Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 PM PT

The third series in the wildly successful The Walking Dead Universe, The Walking Dead: World Beyond returns to Comic-Con@Home to discuss the upcoming second season and share an exclusive first look, with a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), featuring chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Matt Negrete, and cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Nico Tortorella, Annet Mahendru, Julia Ormond, Jelani Alladin and Joe Holt.

Season two of The Walking Dead: World Beyond concludes the epic story of Iris (Royale), Hope (Mansour), Elton (Cantu), and Silas (Cumpston) — four friends who journeyed across the country on a mission that transformed everything they knew about themselves and the world. As they face off against the mysterious Civic Republic Military and fight for control of their own destiny, goals will shift, bonds will form and crumble, and innocence will be both lost and found.

THE WALKING DEAD

Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 3:00 PM PT

The Walking Dead panel will spotlight the 11th season, debuting August 22 on AMC, with the first installment of eight episodes kicking off the series’ massive 24-episode final season. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the panel will feature chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive Producer Angela Kang, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Khary Payton, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Eleanor Matsuura and Michael James Shaw as they answer fan questions, tease what’s coming next for some of our favorite characters, share behind-the-scenes stories about filming the final season, and reveal the highly anticipated trailer for season 11.

In the series’ new season, the carnage and devastation of the Whisperer War has left Alexandria a former shell of the home it once was, and its residents are struggling to refortify its walls and feed its increased population as survivors from the Kingdom and the Hilltop join their ranks. Meanwhile, part of the group is being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

HORROR NOIRE

Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 4:00 PM PT

A new Shudder original anthology, Horror Noire makes its Comic-Con debut with a panel moderated by writer/editor/speaker Ashley C. Ford, and featuring anthology writers Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Victor LaValle and Shernold Edwards as they share the inspiration behind their adapted stories, discuss how they go about adapting them for different formats, and delve into why now is an important time to tell these stories.

Horror Noire is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and features new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters.

CREEPSHOW

Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 6:00 PM PT

Creepshow returns to Comic-Con to discuss the upcoming third season of the Shudder Original series. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis, the panel will feature showrunner and executive producer Greg Nicotero, director Rusty Cundieff, writer Mattie Do, and cast members Michael Rooker and James Remar as they chat about the series’ newest monsters and what it takes to bring these creatures to life, while offering insight into which stories they’ll be adapting and paying homage to next. They will also share an exclusive first look at season three, coming to Shudder this fall.

Creepshow, the anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page…

DOCTOR WHO

Panel Time: Sunday, July 25 at 10:00 AM PT

Moderated by Salon.com’s Melanie McFarland, the panel will feature showrunner Chris Chibnall, the Thirteenth Doctor – Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, new Doctor Who cast member, John Bishop and a very special surprise guest as they share exclusive content from Doctor Who. Pre-recorded panel presented by the BBC and BBC AMERICA

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Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 7/27:
* The Neighborhood – Season 3 (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Season three of THE NEIGHBORHOOD finds the Butlers and Johnsons continuing to find common ground. Two years after Dave (Max Greenfield) and Gemma (Beth Behrs) moved in next door to Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) and his wife Tina (Tichina Arnold), the families come together for pivotal moments in their lives, whether standing against injustice in their community or supporting Dave’s enthusiastic run for city council. But when Calvin and Dave decide to take their first road trip together, will their growing friendship survive…or hit an insurmountable roadblock? 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 9/7:
* Young Sheldon – The Complete 4th Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Cooped Up With The Coopers
—–For young Sheldon Cooper, being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in East Texas. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. Now as Sheldon graduates high school and embarks on his college career, a whole new chapter begins. For over a decade, The Big Bang Theory audiences came to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. Now, with the release of Young Sheldon: The Complete Fourth Season, meets him as he sets forth on his innocent, awkward journey toward the man he will become. 2-disc set.

* Star Trek: The Original Series – The Complete Series: 55th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook (ViacomCBS)
$144.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. The First Officer is Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. The Chief Medical Officer is Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. Their mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before! 20-disc set.
NOTE: the original Star Trek series has been released before, on both DVD and Blu-ray. This item appears to be a disc-content-identical re-release of the discontinued 2016 Complete Series set on Blu-ray, but with Steelbook packaging for this new Limited Edition set (each individual season in a Steelbook, all slid into an outer slipcover to hold the three; see attached artwork).

* Dangerous Assignment – The Complete Series (MPI)
$29.98 SRP DVD

—–U.S. Government Agent Steve Mitchell travels the globe investigating cases of espionage, sabotage and threats to National Security. Starring Brian Donlevy as the character he originated on NBC Radio, and Herb Butterfield as “The Commissioner.” This set includes all 39 episodes of the action-packed TV series from the 1950s! 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 9/14:
* Mare of Easttown – The Complete Limited Series (HBO/Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD

—–As her life crumbles around her, a small-town Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) investigates a local murder. The series explores the dark side of a close community, and provides an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present. Also stars Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Evan Peters, Guy Pearce, Angourie Rice, David Denman, Neal Huff, Cailee Spaeny, and John Douglas Thompson.
NOTE: this title is listed for pre-order right now as DVD, but no listing was found for a Blu-ray version yet. Perhaps it will be available on BD, though, with either a listing yet to come OR as an MOD “Archive Collection” release on Blu-ray format. Stay tuned, and if we find out there’s a BD version then we’ll let you know!

* The Ultraman – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–The 1979 series that followed 1974’s Ultraman Leo. Strange glowing letters of an unknown language appear in the skies. Choichiro Hikari of the Science Guard Agency meets Ultraman Joneus and agrees to join forces to save Earth from the great danger ahead. 6-disc set.

* Ultraman 80 – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–The 1980 series taht followed 1979’s The Ultraman. Takeshi Yamato, is a young man who lives a double life. During the day a science teacher, but after school a member of an elite force to fight attacks from monsters. Takeshi transforms into a 50 meter tall warrior to save the day. 6-disc set.
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COMING ON 9/21:
* Doctor Who – Sylvester McCoy: The Complete Season 1 (BBC/Warner)
$69.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Extended versions of all four stories, featuring previously un-transmitted material.; Immersive 5.1 surround sound & isolated scores; Brand new documentaries – Including a feature-length overview of Season 24 – Here’s To The Future, plus The Making Of Delta And The Bannermen; Rare studio and location footage – Over 25 hours of raw material never seen before, including behind-the-scenes footage from the regeneration scene; In Conversation – Matthew Sweet interviews Sylvester McCoy about his life, career, and time as the Seventh Doctor; Behind the Sofa – Four new episodes with Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Colin Baker & Michael Jayston; The Doctor’s Table – Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred and Clive Merrison reminisce about the making of the season; Rare Gems from the Archives – Hours of footage covering the promotion of this season including lots of previously unreleased material; An Audience with Lady Stevens – A brand new interview with Season 24 actor and Rocky Horror cult figure Patricia Quinn; Convention Footage; HD Photo Galleries – Including many previously unseen images; Info Text: Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode; Scripts, costume designs, rare BBC production files and other rarities from the archive; and much more
—–Starring Sylvester McCoy in his first season as the Seventh Doctor, this set includes serials: TIME AND THE RANI: Still unstable from his regeneration at the end of the trial, the Doctor is deceived by the Rani into believing she is his companion, and she tricks him into helping her build a powerful new weapon. Meantime, Mel is on the run and befriends the meek enslaved population of the planet on which the Rani is making the Doctor work for her. PARADISE TOWERS: The Doctor and Mel arrive at a giant tower block, now in a degenerate state of decay, with its inhabitants grouped into warring factions and presided over by a megalomaniac caretaker. Can the Doctor persuade the different factions to unite against a common enemy? DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN: The Doctor and Mel encounter a space craft that looks like a 1950s bus, which is taking tourists to visit Disneyland. Unfortunately, the Chimeron Queen Delta is on board the bus, escaping from a band of murderous mercenaries (the Bannermen) who were hired to destroy the Chimeron race. After a Bannerman attack on the space bus, it crash lands in a South Wales holiday camp called Shangri-La. After Delta escapes, the Bannermen attack again, killing all the tourists. Can the Doctor save her with the aid of a young mechanic, a local bee keeper and 2 US secret service agents? DRAGONFIRE: The Doctor and Mel arrive at the deep space trading post, Ice World, where they are reunited with Sabbalom Glitz. Mel also befriends a rebellious waitress called Ace, and together they search for a mythical Dragon. Can they find it before the conceited and cold-hearted Kane does?
NOTE: the cover art currently distributed says that 7 discs are to be included, but the official description from the studio says it will be an 8-disc set

* The Boss Baby: Back in Business – Seasons 1 & 2 (Universal)
$22.98 SRP DVD

—–Boss Baby is back in business, and it’s time to team up with big brother Tim to tackle the toughest challenges Baby Corp can throw at them. Making their way up the company ladder while keeping things calm at home won’t be easy, what with wily rivals, precocious playmates and a crazy cat lady getting in their way. If they’re going to get ahead and stay there, Tim and Boss Baby will have to stop squabbling as siblings to take on bigger battles against kooky kittens, senior citizens and a CEO determined to get Boss Baby fired! 26 episodes on a 4-disc set.
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DATE NOT YET ANNOUNCED:
* The Nevers – Season 1, Part 1 (HBO/Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–August, 1896. Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people — mostly women — abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted “orphans.” To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind. Cast also includes Rochelle Neil, James Norton, Tom Riley, Denis O’Hare, Ben Chaplin, Zackary Momah, James Norton, Olivia Williams, Pip Torrens, Amy Manson, Eleanor Tomlinson, Anna Devlin, Elizabeth Berrington, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Viola Prettejohn, Ella Smith, Vinnie Heaven, and Nick Frost.
NOTE: these six episodes comprise the first half of the first season; the second half’s six episodes began production earlier this week. The studio has NOT announced their home video plans for the upcoming episodes; it is entirely POSSIBLE that a “complete first season” set will be offered later on…but we don’t know yet either way, so stay tuned. Also please note that the attached cover art has not yet been finalized, and could be subject to change.



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 6/8:
* Doctor Who – Story #037: Tomb of the Cybermen: Special Edition (BBC Archive)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The TARDIS arrives on the planet Telos, where an Earth archaeological expedition led by Professor Parry is attempting to uncover the lost tombs of the Cybermen. With a lot of help from the Doctor (Patrick Troughton), the archaeologists enter the tombs. There, one of the party, Klieg, reveals himself and his business partner, Kaftan, to be planning to revive the Cybermen. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this title was first released into stores back in 2012; now the BBC is re-releasing it as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) item

* Doctor Who – Story #116: Logopolis (BBC Archive)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Having stolen the body of Tremas of Traken, the Master (Anthony Ainley) returns to his old ways, and attempts to gain control of the universe by seizing the power of the planet Logopolis. A peaceful planet full of mathematicians working on calculations that hold the fabric of the universe together, the inhabitants of Logopolis soon start dying at the hands of the Master. Tom Baker stars. Single-disc title.
NOTE: this title was first released into stores back in 2007; now the BBC is re-releasing it as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) item

* Doctor Who – Story #119: Kinda (BBC Archive)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The Doctor (Peter Davison) and his companions arrive on a beautiful planet, inhabited by the Kinda, peaceful telepathic natives, and designated S14 by an Earth colonial survey team. While Nyssa rests in the TARDIS, the Doctor and Adric are captured by the survey team, and Tegan falls into a deep sleep in the Place of Dreaming. In her dreams, she is tormented by the Mara, an evil creature that wants to escape from the darkness. But is it just a dream, or something more sinister? Single-disc title.
NOTE: this title was first released into stores back in 2011; now the BBC is re-releasing it as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) item

* Doctor Who – Story #119: The Visitation: Special Edition (BBC Archive)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–When the Doctor (Peter Davison) attempts to take Tegan back to Heathrow and mistakenly arrives three centuries too early, the crew learn that a mysterious assailant is striking terror into the heart of the local villagers. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this title was first released into stores back in 2013; now the BBC is re-releasing it as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) item

* Doctor Who – Story #126 (Mawdryn Undead), 127 (Terminus), 128 (Enlightenment; Enlightenment: Special Edition): Black Guardian Trilogy (BBC Archive)
$39.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The Black Guardian trilogy is composed of three adventures in Peter Davison’s second season as the Fifth Doctor: Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, and Enlightenment. The Doctor and his companions are separated when the Black Guardian employs Turlough to kill the Doctor; a space station called Terminus is the refuge of plague victims, dumped there by an uncaring Company, and the Doctor investigates its promises of a cure; and the White Guardian enters the Doctor in a cosmic race that must be won at all costs! 4-disc set.
NOTE: this title was first released into stores back in 2009; now the BBC is re-releasing it as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) item

* Doctor Who – Story #129: The King’s Demons (BBC Archive)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—-The Doctor (Peter Davison) and his companions arrive at a medieval joust and are surprised to greeted warmly by King John, who calls them his demons. But a young Nobleman returns, having just left King John in London – this King must be an imposter! Then the Master makes an appearance, and the Doctor’s worst fears are confirmed. Single-disc title.
NOTE: this title was first released into stores back in 2010; now the BBC is re-releasing it as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) item
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COMING ON 6/29:
* I Know This Much Is True – The Complete Series (HBO/Warner Archive)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–A tour-de-force performance from three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo leads this family saga, which follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th-century America. The six-episode limited drama series is based on Wally Lamb’s New York Times bestseller and award-winning book, “I Know This Much Is True.” Also stars Melissa Leo; Rosie O’Donnell; Archie Panjabi; Imogen Poots; John Procaccino; Rob Huebel; Philip Ettinger; Aisling Franciosi; Michael Greyeyes; Guillermo Diaz; Marcello Fonte; Bruce Greenwood; Brian Goodman; Juliette Lewis; and Kathryn Hahn. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 7/20:
* Gangs of London – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $39.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: The World, The Families, The Soldier. The Power, The Action, Anatomy of an Action Scene
—–Finn Wallace was the most powerful criminal in London. But now he’s dead…and nobody knows who ordered the hit. It’s up to Sean Wallace, with the help of the Dumani family and Elliot Finch, to take his father’s place. 3-disc set in either format.