Consolidated thread: ABANDONED TV SERIES

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  1. Dan Rudolph

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    Threads keep getting started about when/whether we can expect more of X show, so I thought it would be useful to gather this info in a single thread. If you have any details or shows to add, please post them and I'll update the list.

    For the purposes of this thread, abandoned shows are ones that have released at least one season or some sort of chronological release (not a themed or best-of release), the most recent volume of which came out more than one year ago, the entire show is not yet released and no further volumes have been officially announced.

    The Anna Nicole Show
    Lions Gate
    1 of 3 seasons
    last release 11/4/2003
    Unknown

    Baretta
    Universal
    1 of 4 seasons
    last release 10/29/2002
    unknown, probably sales.

    Earth: Final Conflict
    ADV
    3 of 5 seasons
    last release 10/28/2003
    ADV only has the rghts to release seasons 3-5, which they have.

    Good Neighbors
    Acorn Media
    1 of 4 seasons
    last release 5/7/2002
    The season released is the fourth of four seasons. Acorn only has the rights to season 4. The BBC has the rights to seasons 1-3 and haven't indicated that they have any plans for a release.

    The Jeffersons
    Columbia
    2 of 11 seasons
    last release: 5/13/2003
    It's Columbia, so who knows? They went 17 months between seasons with All in the Family. There's probably more coming.

    La Femme Nikita
    Warner Bros.
    1 of 5 seasons
    last release 7/8/2003
    2nd season was scheduled but pulled at the last minute. Chances are it will be rescheduled and releases will continue.

    The Larry Sanders Show
    Columbia
    1 of 6 seasons
    Last release 2/26/2002
    A best of of is coming, but no plans for season 2. TVShows on DVD reports it hasn't been ruled out, though.

    Mad About You
    2 of 7 seasons
    last release: 4/22/2003
    There is a best-of coming in 2005, but no word on season 3.

    Malcolm in the Middle
    Fox
    1 of 6 seasons
    last release: 10/29/2002
    Music rights. Should get it eventually.

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    Fox
    1 of 7 seasons
    last release: 9/24/2002
    Contrary to what I said before, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Mary Tyler Moore Season 2 is coming sometime in 2005.

    NYPD Blue
    Fox
    2 of 12 seasons
    last release: 8/19/2004
    Season 3 is coming, but Fox is waiting for a good time to release it.

    Once and Again
    Buena Vista
    1 of 3 seasons
    last release: 11/5/2002
    I think dropped because of sales. unlikely to get more.

    Son of the Beach
    Fox
    1.5 of 3 seasons
    last release 4/29/2003
    unknown, probably sales

    S.W.A.T.
    Columbia
    1 of 2 seasons
    last release 6/3/2003
    unknown, probably sales

    Soul Food
    Paramount
    1 of 5 seasons
    last release: 6/24/2003
    unknown, probably sales

    Twin Peaks
    Artisan
    1 of 2 seasons
    last release 12/18/2001
    The pilot isn't out in the US, but there's a region-free disc you can get from Hong Kong for a reasonable price. Good news on season 2 from lynchnet. I'd assume we'll get it in 2005 sometime.

    Upright Citizens Brigade
    Warner (would now be Paramount)
    1 of 3 seasons
    last release 11/4/2003
    May have been a victim of Viacom buying out Warner's share in Comedy Central. Paramount isn't nearly as big into TV on DVD as Warner.
     
  2. Eugene Esterly

    Eugene Esterly Supporting Actor

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    You forgot The Larry Sanders Show: Season 1, it was released 2 yrs ago on 2/26/2002 & was abandoned.

    Since Mad About You: Season 2 was released last yr, Season 3 could still be in production cause you mentioned that there was 17 months between the All In The Family seasons releases.
     
  3. Dan Rudolph

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    Thanks, I've updates the list. Do you think I should list shows like Earth: Final Conflict where it hasn't been a year yet, but we know nothing else is coming?
     
  4. Eric Paddon

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    I would add Barney Miller at this point too, since it's the only one of the 70s sitcoms released by Columbia to get not a peep about a possible second season, whereas "What's Happening" and "Soap" have already moved ahead to their second seasons in the announcement phase.
     
  5. Rick P

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    technically 'Son of the Beach' has had 1 1/2 seasons released. The first release went thru Season 2, ep9 "A Tale of Two Johnsons" (ep 21), there are 22 episodes still unreleased.
     
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    What about Baretta? Universal has no plans to continue it. SWAT?
     
  7. Dan Rudolph

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    Barney Miller Season One came out in January, well after Soap and what's happening. Let's give it time.

    List has been updated.
     
  8. Eric Paddon

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    I seem to remember Barney Miller coming out at the same time as Soap and What's Happening, so that's why I feel a bit uneasy about its chances right now for more.
     
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    What about Charlie's Angels, Seasons 3-5?
     
  10. Bill GrandPre

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    It's starting to look like Upright Citizens Brigade has been abandoned.
     
  11. Jonathan_Clarke

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    Any word on that last Mr. Show set? Cause I haven't heard anything.
     
  12. Bill GrandPre

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    The fourth season of Mr. Show (the third and final DVD release) will be released one month from today, on September 21, the same day as "Star Wars".
     
  13. Dan Rudolph

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    Season One of The Upright Citizens' Brigade hit in November. I'll add it if we don't hear something soon.

    Charlie's Angels season 2 only came out in April and we went nearly a year between the first two seasons, so I wouldn't count it out yet.
     
  14. Ric Easton

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    Nice thread! Though, yes... I'd say you'd have to wait a year after a shows last release to add it to the mix though. Which would make me think that Charlie's Angels wouldn't make the cut... yet.

    I'd like to see this thread stickied with The Archive of Incomplete TV DVDs - Buyers Beware! thread!

    Ric
     
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    Thanks, Bill. That's news to me. At least it'll be finished.
     
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    I don't recall on Soap, but What's Happening was released in February, after Barney Miller had already been out, although I do agree it is too soon to add it to the list.

    I like the idea of this thread, unfortunately it won't help with what I really don't care for which is those threads asking about a show's second season when its first season was just released like 2 or 3 months ago.
     
  17. Dan Rudolph

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    Think I should add the Anna Nicole Show to this list? It has about 6 weeks before it hits the year mark, but I've heard nothing about a season 2 release.
     
  18. Rob Gardiner

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    Dan,

    Great list! The date on SOUL FOOD should read 2003, not 3003. [​IMG]

    Would you be interested in adding the Studio to your list?

    BARETTA: Universal
    JEFFERSONS: Columbia
    LA FEMME NIKITA: Warner Bros
    LARRY SANDERS SHOW: Columbia
    MAD ABOUT YOU: Columbia
    MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE: Fox
    MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW: Fox
    NYPD BLUE: Fox
    ONCE AND AGAIN: Buena Vista
    SON OF THE BEACH: Fox
    S.W.A.T.: Columbia
    SOUL FOOD: Paramount
    TWIN PEAKS: Artisan (soon to be Paramount)
     
  19. Glenn Overholt

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    Good Neighbors - Only season 4 (of 4 seasons total) has been released.

    Also - The Lost World - There is no release announcement for the last season - 3.

    ...and Yes, this is a great idea!

    Thanks, Glenn
     
  20. Dan Rudolph

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    Added a few shows. The Lost World has only been a few months, so I haven't put it on the list. I did add a few that haven't been quite a year yet, though. If anyone can give further details about Earth: Final Conflict (who owns the first two seasons) that would be appreciated.

    Also, further details about the Anna Nicole Show would be good. I'm not sure if Lions Gate has the rights to release the whole show or if the only got the rights to the first season, and if so, who owns the rights?
     

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