'The Jack Benny Program,' 'Unforgettable' and more TV shows released on DVD

Shout! Factory and NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products will

Shout! Factory and NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products will release The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes, a three-DVD collection, on July 23. Photo Credit: Shout

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The Jack Benny Program: Lost Episodes

SERIES Newly restored from the celebrated comic's '50s-'60s run, these 18 rare kinescopes (black-and-white copies filmed off a TV monitor) spotlight the free-form surreality of Benny's "real life" plots, presaging modern sitcom madness from Garry Shandling and Larry David. Show biz "pals" seen here: George Burns, Milton Berle, Dick Van Dyke, John Wayne, Rock Hudson, interrogator Mike Wallace, evangelist Billy Graham, ex-prez Harry Truman. (Other "Benny" episodes air weekdays from 2 to 3 a.m. on Antenna TV.)

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EXTRAS Bonus footage spans radio-era newsreels/outtakes, bits from Benny's '70s color specials, lengthy new discussions among Benny co-workers (Harry Shearer, child actor!) plus an info-packed 16-page booklet.

LIST PRICE $30, available now at ShoutFactory .com; goes on sale at retail outlets July 23. (ShoutFactory.com buyers get a free bonus disc: Benny's live "Omnibus" broadcast of "The Horn Blows at Midnight.")

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UNFORGETTABLE Police sleuth Poppy Montgomery remembers absolutely everything in this Queens-based procedural (CBS' Season 2 starts July 28), with bonus pilot/finale commentary, strong featurettes (series evolution, real-life "rememberer" Marilu Henner), more; $60, CBS.

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WEDDING BAND Brian Austin Green and Harold Perrineau shine as reception rockers in canceled TBS hour, with bonus jukebox, more; $40, Fox.

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