It’s a good time to be a fan of Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg’s t.v. productions.  Shout! Factory has revived several of their shows on DVD in the last month or so, including new sets of Fantasy Island and S.W.A.T. The latest Spelling/Goldberg show to get a digital video resurrection of The Rookies.  This show about a trio of young cops is getting a six-disc set devoted to its second season.  Better yet, it will also include the pilot movie for the series.  Read on for all the crime on prime-time details…

The classic cop series from the 70s is back for its 2nd exciting season!

The Rookies – The Complete Second Season

Available on DVD August 7th from Shout! Factory

From renowned producers Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg comes the second season of the classic cop drama The Rookies. On DVD for the first time, The Rookies-The Complete Second Season features all 23 original episodes from the 1973–1974 season, as well as the original series pilot as a special bonus   A must-have for fans of police dramas and DVD collectors , the six-disc DVD set will be available nationwide from Shout! Factory August 7th, 2012 with a suggested retail price of $44.99.

Covering intense cases involving a cop killer, a serial rapist, a rogue officer and an escaped convict in addition to the off-duty drama that comes with being a cop, the second season continues to explore both sides of the badge worn by a group of young officers from the Southern California Police Department (SCPD).  Joining the Rookies in season two are a number of notable guest stars including John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Don Johnson and Nick Notle.

Starring Gerald S. O’Loughlin (In Cold Blood), Georg Stanford Brown (Roots), Sam Melville (Big Wednesday), Michael Ontkean (Twin Peaks ) and Kate Jackson (Charlie’s Angels), The Rookies is an intensely human series is sensitive, sometimes humorous and always filled with action, suspense and excitement.