Most Episodes with no Season Set DVD Releases

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  1. Neil Brock

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    I put a little list together of shows with 100 or more episodes that have not be released on DVD without any complete season sets. No best ofs. No "TV favorites". Only U.S. releases. At least one complete season released. For obvious reasons I didn't include game shows, talk shows, soaps, variety shows, series done mostly live, etc.

    Lassie - 587
    Death Valley Days - 532
    Ozzie and Harriet - 435
    G.E. Theatre - 293
    Burns and Allen - 291 (including 1st 2 live seasons)
    Dragnet (1950s Version) - 276
    Fireside Theatre - 268
    Jack Benny - 256 (also includes live episodes)
    The Virginian - 249
    The F.B.I. - 240
    Falcon Crest - 227
    Life of Riley (Bendix) - 217
    Family Matters - 215
    The Millionaire - 207
    77 Sunset Strip - 205
    Alice - 202
    The Lineup (a/k/a San Francisco Beat) - 201
    Tales of Wells Fargo - 201
    Dr. Kildare - 191
    Barnaby Jones - 178
    Love That Bob - 173
    LA Law - 171
    Medical Center - 170
    Marcus Welby M.D. - 169
    Adventures of Rin Tin Tin - 164
    Step By Step - 160
    Bachelor Father - 157
    December Bride - 157
    Highway Patrol - 156
    Lawman - 156
    Sea Hunt - 156
    Sheriff of Cochise/U.S. Marshall - 156
    Ben Casey - 153
    Trapper John M.D. - 151
    Webster - 150
    Cold Case - 147+
    Dobie Gillis - 147
    Dennis The Menace - 146
    Sgt. Bilko - 142
    In The Heat of the Night - 142
    Chicago Hope - 141
    Judging Amy - 138
    Hawaiian Eye - 134
    The Defenders - 132
    Our Miss Brooks - 130
    Four Star Playhouse - 129
    Moesha - 127
    Sisters - 127
    The Gale Storm Show (a/k/a Oh Susannah) - 126
    My Little Margie - 126
    Maverick - 124
    The Steve Harvey Show - 123
    Yes Dear - 122
    I Led 3 Lives - 117
    State Trooper - 117
    Whirlybirds - 117
    The Wonder Years - 115
    Head of the Class - 114
    Lou Grant - 114
    One on One - 113
    Wild Bill Hickok - 113
    Eight is Enough - 112
    Grace Under Fire - 112
    Amen - 111
    The Hogan Family - 110
    The Parkers - 110
    Bat Masterson - 108
    Kit Carson - 104
    The People's Choice - 104
    Private Secretary - 104
    Police Story - 104
    The Farmer's Daughter - 101
    Six Million Dollar Man - 100
    Unhappily Ever After - 100
     
  2. jimmyjet

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    boy - heckuva list !!!!!
     
  3. Ethan Riley

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    It's such b.s.--all of this and much more should be available.
     
  4. Neil Brock

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    Well, if you look carefully at the list, a few things become apparent. Many shows are either controlled by Warner or Fox, 2 companies that really don't do a lot with catalogue titles. Also apparent are the large number of fifties shows, which just do not have enough recognition with the majority of the DVD buyers to make them profitable. Only a handful of the shows are CBS/Paramount, which really is the only company these days that's been aggressive with their properties. And of those, Barnaby Jones should be announced some time soon.
     
  5. Neil Brock

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    Well, its a year later and we can knock the following titles off of the list:

    State Trooper, Dennis the Menace, The Virginian, Barnaby Jones, Marcus Welby, Highway Patrol, Webster, Sergeant Bilko, Falcon Crest, Family Matters and Six Million Dollar Man. Hopefully with the Warner shows, we will begin to see some movement with the BOD program with regards to TV series and many will come from that route.
     
  6. Richard V

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    You can knock off Tales of Wells Fargo as well.
     
  7. Jack P

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    Tales Of Wells Fargo though never had a "complete season" release. It was just a "best of" for the color season without being the complete one in addition to the "Best Of" for the other seasons.
     
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    Well, the reason for the "best of" on the Color hour season was the fact that Universal only stuck up color prints for some of the episodes, and the rest were in B&W when they aired on the Canadian "Lone Star" channel.
     
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    Pardon me for asking, but where is Naked City? It DID get some releases back in the early days of TV on DVD, but never a complete season that I'm aware of. Plus everything that was released is out of print.
     
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    I guess it's a little hard to consider Naked City when it still has collectively 60% of its hour long run out.
     
  11. Neil Brock

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    That also brings up the point as to if its considered as 2 series or as one. The 39 half hours have always been syndicated separately from the 99 hours so for the sake of my list, I looked at them as 2 separate entities, thereby leaving the hours one short of making the centennial mark.
     
  12. Neil Brock

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    Getting better but there's still an awful lot of shows that had very long and successful runs that have not come out in even one season set.
     
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    I'd be interested (to one degree or another) in every one of the top 10 shows listed; 18 of the top 30; and 23 out of the entire updated list above.
    Technically, In the Heat of the Night should come off the list because the first (short) season has been released. But I'd dearly love to see the entire series released and would buy it in a heartbeat.
    Gary "gosh, it's scary how many shows are still unreleased - at least in season set form - that I'd still be tempted to indulge in (much will power would be needed to not go broke)" O.
     
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    I know this doesn't really count, but "My Secret Identity" had 72 episodes with no DVD's I'd love to finally get season sets of this show. Maybe the possibility of some cast commentaries. or reunion videos.
     
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    Add "Batman"
     
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    Empty Nest?
     
  17. Neil Brock

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    Yes, Empty Nest (170) and Batman (120) certainly should be added.
     
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    Here's some more for you for you (All have seen partial DVD Releases) Baywatch (242 Episodes) The Beverly Hillbillies (274 Episodes) Ironside (199 Episodes) My Three Sons (378 Episodes) Petticoat Junction (222 Episodes) Quincy: M.E. (148 Episodes)
     
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    i did some investigating, cuz i did not think that highway to heaven had been released. here in the states and one other area, the first 3 seasons were done, but the syndicated versions were used. they did not release 4 and 5, due to poor sales. in europe, the broadcast versions were used. and the whole show was released, and did well. now, let me see - here in the states where it was made and has memories, it was not liked. but in europe, where they probably never had seen it before, it sold well. now i wonder if the one difference of syndicated versus actual show made any difference ???????????????
     
  20. Ron1973

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    Any particular country in Europe? I would be interested in that!
     

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