New Release: Chuck Season 3, Fringe Season 2, The Middle Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray

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Chuck season three

The third season of NBC’s nerd-turned-spy television series Chuck arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 7, 2010. Distributed by Warner Home Video, Chuck: The Complete Third Season was priced at $59.98 on DVD and $69.97 on Blu-ray.

In the 19 episodes included in the five-disc set, Chuck (Zachary Levi of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel) boosts his super-spy status thanks to the Intersect 2.0 in his brain and gets a rival (Brandon Routh, Superman Returns) for the love of sexy handler Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski).

Both the DVD and Blu-ray include these special features:

  • “Chuck-Fu…and Dim Sum: Becoming a Spy Guy”
  • “The Jeffster Revolution: The Definitive Mockumentary”
  • declassified scenes
  • and a gag reel.

Out Sept. 14, 2010, Fringe: The Complete Second Season was priced at $59.98 in a six-DVD set and $69.97 in a four-disc Blu-ray set.

Fringe: The Complete Second Season DVD boxThe Fox science-fiction TV show was created by J.J. Abrams (TV’s Lost, Star Trek) and stars Anna Torv (The Pacific), Joshua Jackson (Shutter) and John Noble (Fracture). The 22-episode season follows the FBI team further exploring the existence of an alternate universe.

Specials features on both formats are:

  • “The Mythology of Fringe
  • Fringe: Analyzing the Scene Sidebars on 6 Key Episodes”
  • “In the Lab With John Noble and Prop Master Rob Smith”
  • commentary on four episodes
  • “Unusual Side Effects: Gag Reel”
  • “Dissected Files: Unaired Scenes”
  • and episode “The Unearthed” staring Kirk Acevedo as Charlie.

On Aug. 31, 2010, Warner debuted ABC sitcom The Middle on DVD. The show stars Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) as a harried middle-age mother in a middle-class family in the middle of the country.

The three-DVD The Middle: The Complete First Season set was priced at $44.98 and contains these special features:

  • “Raising a Sitcom Family,” in which series creators talk about the development of the show
  • “Sue’s Best Shots,” including cast and crew talking about their old school photo experiences
  • unaired scenes
  • and a gag reel.

No Blu-ray for The Middle.

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.