August 2019: The Month in Home Media

The Month in Home Media highlights short-lived or rare TV shows released on DVD or Blu-ray in the United States during the previous month.

August was yet another quiet month. ClassicFlix released the second season of Public Defender (CBS, 1954-1955) on DVD for the first time.

Also, I missed Warner Archive releasing animated one season wonder Jonny Quest (ABC, 1964-1965) on Blu-ray in June.

DVD/Blu-ray Releases

Highlight of the Month – Public Defender: The Official Second Season

ClassicFlix released the complete second season of Public Defender (CBS, 1954-1955) on DVD for the first time last month. The half-hour drama starring Reed Hadley produced 43 episodes during its second and final season. Guest stars included Natalie Wood, Dwayne Hickman, Charles Bronson, Alan Hale, Jr., Denver Pyle, Phyllis Coates, DeForest Kelley, and many others.

Support Television Obscurities by purchasing Public Defender: The Official Second Season from Amazon. You can also purchase the set directly from ClassicFlix through the ClassicFlix website.

Other Releases

Celebrity Commercials of the 50s and 60s [Alpha Video]
Michael Shayne [Alpha Video]
I Led 3 Lives, Volume 1 [Alpha Video]


Warner Archive will release animated one season wonder The Jetsons (ABC, 1962-1963) on Blu-ray on September 5th (TV Shows On DVD/Facebook).

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5 Replies to “August 2019: The Month in Home Media”

  1. Technically, The Jetsons isn’t a one season wonder. Although there were only 26 episodes in the original syndication package, new episodes were produced in the ’80’s to expand it!

    1. Personally, I consider the original ABC series separate from the episodes produced for syndication in the 1980s, but it’s splitting hairs.

    1. No, the Flintstones and the Jetsons NEVER crossed over in the ’60’s, but there was a direct-to-video movie many years later!!

      1. The movie is known as the “Jetsons Meet the Flintstones. It was a Made for TV movie in Syndication.

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