Lana Parrilla

A Tribute to the Diversity Mandate at ABC/Disney

Burbank, CAABC Studios announced the August/September home entertainment debuts of eight of their TV series.  Six out of their eight series DVD releases feature Latinos in starring or co-starring roles.  Diversity at ABC/Disney is alive and well.

Complete season releases begin on August 21 with the debut of the entire first season of ABC’s addicting and star-studded new series Revenge, which stars half-Costa Rican Madeline Stowe as Victoria Grayson, the glamorous and powerful matriarch of the Grayson family.  The complete first season of enchanting breakout hit Once Upon A Time starring Lana Parrilla as the evil character Emma Swan releases August 28, on both DVD and Blu-rayTM.

The network’s fall slate of TV-on-DVD releases continues with much-loved series Grey’s Anatomy with Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torres arriving on DVD on September 4.  Witty crime drama and fan-favorite Castle, (co-starring Jon Huertas) along with the popular drama Private Practice (Benjamin Bratt in 2011-2012 season) make their DVD bow September 11, 2012.  Riveting dramas ‘Body of Proof’ and Army Wives’ head into homes on DVD, September 18.

Rounding out this fantastic fall line-up is the final season of beloved Desperate Housewives, which made Eva Longoria a household name in America and internationally. releasing the series’ complete eight and final season AND a special Complete Collection’ allowing fans to own every episode and exciting bonus feature ever released in the series, in a premium collectible package and with an exclusive bonus disc that contains even more great castinterviews and behind the scenes from the final season, on September 25.

Each of these DVD releases allows fans the chance to relive all their favorite moments uninterrupted, catch up on missed episodes and reflect on the fact that Latinos are now part of the picture on TV in a major way — at least at ABC.