Great news on tvshowsondvd.com today, about the possible release of the first season of Gunsmoke this July. Definitely about time! While I'd love to see the whole series released with time, I'd be happy with just the first 6, the 30 minute black and white episodes, uncut and remastered. For the hour B&W ones, my copies of when they used to air on the Western Channel are still doing nicely, and there's TV Land for the color ones. The 30 minute B&W episodes haven't really aired at all, apart from the Hallmark channel airing a few worn out copies of episodes from the first two seasons.