Something's strange with the runtime they listed. 780/26 equals 30 minutes per episode.Given that it's doubtful they're including over two hours worth of bonus material when they didn't even give us something approaching a uncut release of season 1 (Edit - I see season 1 did have some nice bonus material though after reading Gord Lacey's review) , are they perhaps trying to disguise the true runtime of the release to mask another wave of syndicated cuts of episodes? Doesn't give you much faith in what should be a happy announcement when they go and blame season 1's faults on their quality control department on their message board and then can't even total the correct running time for their announcement of season 2. Looks like they just multiplied the 30 minute block it would've been broadcast in by 26. I sure hope it's something we can be happy about and it was just a honest and easy mistake to make. But I fear they either already know several severely cut episodes are going to be included and are trying to mask this, or they're actively trying to resolve problems and can't pinpoint an exact runtime yet, or (I hope not) it just represents a lack of care. A Shout employee on their own message boards even admitted that they didn't realize many episodes on their season 1 release were cut, despite drastically different runtimes than the other episodes, because the word "syndication" wasn't anywhere on what they were provided with. Their quality control department and the producer (The individuals he said would've had the job to catch this) apparantly didn't catch that many episodes were several minutes shorter than the rest (8 or so episodes, I didn't pick it up thanks to hearing about the problems before purchase so I can't give a first hand account of the problems). Sure hope it's fixed. But barring word from Shout that they're uncut, I'll be waiting on reviews. I'm waiting to get Mr. Ed season 1 as cheap as possible due to the problems, I'm not willing to pay full price for product that's substandard that they've mostly ignored when asked about. I've enjoyed many of their releases such as Adam-12 season 2 and 3 (Can't wait to pick up more seasons), but given what's happened to season 1 and some of their other releases (Glad I'm not a Rhoda fan), I'm concerned season 2 will be substandard. Hopefully I'm just being overcritical and concerned about nothing and they will have listened to their fans and resolved the issues that cropped up with season 1. But even if it is, it's too bad we'll never get the complete series on DVD thanks to season 1 not having been done correctly from the start.