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TV on DVD: 'Party Down' caters to all comic tastes

PARTY DOWN: SEASON ONE

Series Is this our best current comedy? Simultaneously sharp, nutty and warm, it's the single-camera saga of Hollywood caterer-waiters serving private parties while seeking their big breaks. The half-dozen smartly played regulars - faded commercial spokesman, cynical screenwriter, droll female comedian, dim male model/actor/ rocker - move weekly through an entirely different crowd (sweet 16 party, young Republicans, porn awards). Great guest stars, too: Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, J.K. Simmons, Marilu Henner, Ken Jeong. Second Starz season starts April 23 with Megan Mullally replacing Jane Lynch (gone to "Glee").

Extras Behind-the-scenes, commentaries, more.

List price $30 for 10 episodes, out from Starz.

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STEVEN SEAGAL LAWMAN In cable's surprise reality hit, action movie star works as Louisiana sheriff's deputy; $20, A&E.

THE JACKSONS: A FAMILY DYNASTY Docusoap of four brothers' families after Michael's death; $25, A&E.

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 XVII Four films include "The Crawling Eye," plus extras; $60, Shout.

TV DVDs on the way

May 18 "The Jeff Dunham Show"

May 25 "Royal Pains"

June 1 "Drop Dead Diva"

June 8 "Family Matters"

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