Newly released TV box sets include 'Lost' and 'NCIS'

There will be a lot of series box sets coming in the next few weeks, with the fall TV season around the corner.

If you're looking for the final explanation of one of the most-discussed shows of the decade, there's the sixth and final season of Lost. As you undoubtedly know, critics were generally favorable toward the ending.

The J.J. Abrams trippy mystery about plane-crash survivors stranded on a tropical desert island had everything from time travel to a polar bear to speculation on the nature of existence. If you're really confused or simply want to comb through the six seasons of clues, there is Lost: The Complete Collection.

Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season retails for $59.99 or $79.99 on Blu-ray.

Lost: The Complete Collection retails for $229.99 or $279.99 on Blu-ray.

Meanwhile, CBS's biggest dramatic hit, NCIS, has entertained us for seven seasons, offering meat-and- potatoes action and mystery, and no controversy. Somehow it seems to get a little better every year without venturing too far from its basic premise.

About the biggest talking point is: Why does Mark Harmon's character still have to wear that unflattering military haircut? It's about time for the guy let down his hair — literally.

NCIS: Season Seven retails for $55.98.

For some reason, Fox is about nine years behind on releasing seasons of The Simpsons. The 13th season ran from 2001 to '02. The DVD set kicks off with "Treehouse of Horror XII," which included a Harry Potter parody and the guest voices of Pierce Brosnan and Matthew Perry. Other guest voices that year were Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon and Richard Gere.

But even with some nine-year-old references, The Simpsons is one of the funniest TV shows of all time, and, you know, they can still do a Potter parody this year.

The Simpsons: The 13th Season retails for $49.98 or $59.99 on Blu-ray.