Television

Amazon Prime Video adds ‘3rd Rock from the Sun,’ ‘Rosanne’ and other classics

Binge through the summer doldrums

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Amazon Video Direct is bolstering its library of classic TV episodes this month, offering full seasons of episodes from hits like “A Different World” and “Rosanne”. Other classics include “3rd Rock From the Sun” and “Cybil,” and they will all be made available exclusively through Amazon Prime Video throughout August. So if you’re a fan of 80s and 90s TV, you have plenty of binge-watching ahead of you.

These classics are made available on Amazon through AVD by FilmRise, one of AVD’s largest distributor partners. The new licensing agreement adds season 1-9 of “Roseanne”; seasons 1-6 of “3rd Rock from The Sun”; seasons 1-6 of “A Different World”; seasons 1-5 of “Grace Under Fire”; seasons 1-4 of “Cybill”; and seasons 1-5 of “Grounded for Life”.

These shows, and many others, will be available to Prime members ($99/year Amazon) or if you have the Prime Video subscription plan.

It’s a pretty great time to jump into Amazon’s wide-array of video content. Prime members can also start binging on “The Last Tycoon,” a drama series based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished final novel. The drama stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, and Lily Collins. Of course one of the biggest series that Amazon offers is “The Man in the High Castle,” which is still going strong. That series is based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files). If you are new to the series, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. The drama stars Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), and Alexa Davalos (Mob City).

Rising on the charts since it’s debut has been “The Grand Tour,” which stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. You can follow the trio on their global adventure of cars, insults and shenanigans with Amazon Prime as well.