New Release: Covert Affairs Season 1, Royal Pains Season 2 DVD

Universal Studios Home Entertainment released two USA TV shows on DVD on May 17, 2011: Covert Affairs: Season One and Royal Pains: Season Two.

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Covert Affairs

Debuting on DVD, Covert Affairs stars Piper Perabo (The Prestige) as 28-year-old Annie Walker, who has been recruited as a secret spy for the CIA. She tracks down the bad guys and saves victims in dangers, all the while dealing with a broken heart and pretending to her family that she works at the Smithsonian.

Filled with action, the television drama also stars Christopher Gorham (TV’s Ugly Betty) as a former CIA operative who was blinded during a mission; Sendhil Ramamurthy (TV’s Heroes) as a second-generation CIA player; Peter Gallagher (Conviction) as Arthur Campbell, the director of Annie’s CIA Clandestine Service Department; Keri Matchett (TV’s Crash) as Joan Campbell, Annie’s boss and Arthur’s wife; and Anne Dudeck (TV’s Mad Men) as Danielle Brooks, Annie’s soccer mom sister.

Perabo was nominated for a best actress Golden Globe award for Covert Affairs.

The three-DVD set includes all 11 episodes of the show.

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Royal Pains

Covert Affairs came out earlier on video-on-demand in standard and high-definition.

The second season of medical drama Royal Pains was made available in a four-DVD set containing all 18 episodes.

Kind of House in the Hamptons, the show stars Mark Feuerstein (What Women Want) as Dr. Hank Lawson, conceirge doctor in the wealthy and anyone else who has a strange medical issue, and Paulo Costanzo (TV’s Joey) as Hank’s brother and fast-talking business partner of their Hank Med practice.

Jill Flint (TV’s The Good Wife) plays Hank’s on-again/off-again love interest, Campbell Scott (TV’s Damages) as the rich businessman who employs the brothers and Henry Winkler (TV’s Children’s Hospital) as the brothers’ dead-beat dad.

The show also was available earlier on video-on-demand in standard and high-definition.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.