Shows That Will Never Be Released

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  1. Charles Ellis

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    Well, if that's the case, I'm praying that perhaps the complete Peyton Place is next from the Fox vaults onto Star Vista!
     
  2. Neil Brock

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    You do that. Meanwhile, I'm not holding my breath and I'm assuming that our off-air recordings are going to be as good as we ever get.
     
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    Here are some that I think will never make it out onto DVD (all of these are cable series):
    Steambath (the 1980s six-episode Showtime series with Robert Picardo, not the earlier PBS one-off with Bill Bixby)
    Brothers (long-running '80s Showtime sitcom)
    Hardcore TV (HBO sketch comedy series from the '90s)

    Of course, a few years ago, I would have also considered Bizarre as one of those "will never make it out" shows. I'd really like to see Hardcore TV get a release.
     
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    I remember Brothers! I loved that show. For some reason I'm reminded of Herman's Head. I'll bet that's already been listed.
     
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  5. Sky Captain

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    Gidget is a legacy because of Sally Field (or maybe it was a lucky and happy accident that it got released), and The Prisoner is sci-fi, which usually get released a lot because sci-fi fans are guaranteed to buy DVD's of SF TV shows-no big mystery on that.
     
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    Brothers is owned by CBS/Paramount, so unless Shout! wants it or Paramount starts an MOD program, I doubt it would happen.

    I'd also like to see Love, Sidney, but Warner Archives has said "it's not cleared for release."
     
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    Adventures in Paradise will never see the light of day because of the Michener Estate.also for some reason nothing has ever been done for Hong Kong the show that stars Rod Taylor.
     
  8. jimmyjet

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    01 - batman

    02 - wonder years

    03 - new york undercover

    04 - cold case

    05 - amos and andy

    06 - custer

    07 - defenders

    08 - carter country

    09 - bj

    10 - lobo

    11 - our miss brooks

    12 - december bride

    13 - wkrp in cincinnati

    14 - sheena, queen of the jungle

    15 - accidental family

    16 - 0.K. crackerby!

    17 - mr. novak

    18 - strike force

    19 - today's f.b.i.

    20 - mclain's law

    21 - jennifer slept here

    22 - open all night

    23 - cliff hangers

    24 - hardcore tv

    25 - steambath

    26 - 9 to 5

    27 - it's a living

    28 - at ease

    29 - condo

    30 - reggie

    31 - star of the family

    32 - oh madeline

    33 - mama malone

    34 - amanda's

    35 - townies

    36 - cupid

    37 - the class

    38 - house of buggin'

    39 - coupling

    40 - that '80s show

    41 - garrison's gorillas

    42 - twelve o'clock high

    43 - get christie love

    44 - hot l baltimore

    45 - Betty White Show

    46 - Phyliss

    47 - Makin' It

    48 - cher

    49 - Jacksons

    50 - Lou Grant

    51 - Amazing Spider Man

    52 - Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice

    53 - Fantastic Journey

    54 - James At 15

    55 - Lucan

    56 - Paper Moon

    57 - Paul Lynde Show

    58 - Salvage 1

    59 - Shields & Yarnell

    60 - Sonny Comedy Revue

    61 - Starland Vocal Band Show

    62 - Swiss Family Robinson

    63 - Angie

    64 - Movin’ On

    65 - Nanny & The Professor

    66 - Operation Petticoat

    67 - Ropers

    68 - Temperatures Rising

    69 - Tony Randall Show

    70 - 240 Robert

    71 - Goodnight, Beantown

    72 - She's The Sheriff

    73 - Holmes & YoYo

    74 - malcolm in the middle

    75 - Lineup, AKA San Francisco Beat

    76 - Cover Up

    77 - Karen

    78 - Harris Against the World

    79 - Tom, Dick and Mary

    80 - No Time For Sergeants

    81 - Wendy and Me

    82 - Tycoon

    83 - Jean Arthur Show

    84 - Run Buddy Run

    85 - Rango

    86 - Pruitts of Southhampton

    87 - Five Fingers

    88 - Bus Stop

    89 - Mr. Broadway

    90 - Greatest Show on Earth

    91 - Reporter

    92 - Good Life

    93 - Paul Lynde

    94 - Second Hundred Years

    95 - Love on a Rooftop

    96 - Nancy

    97 - Occasional Wife

    98 - Blue Light

    99 - Man Who Never Was

    100 - Baileys of Balboa

    101 - Cara Williams Show

    102 - Many Happy Returns

    103 - Hank

    104 - Camp Runamuck

    105 - Pistols 'n Petticoats

    106 - Saints and Sinners

    107 - Great Adventure

    108 - Ichabod and Me

    109 - Bing Crosby Show

    110 - Mickey

    111 - Valentine's Day

    112 - Man Called Shenandoah

    113 - Double Life of Henry Phyfe

    114 - Don Rickles Show

    115 - My Friend Tony

    116 - Coronet Blue

    117 - Immortal

    118 - Young Lawyers

    119 - Longstreet

    120 - Mr. Roberts

    121 - Loner

    122 - Trials Of O'Brien

    123 - Hey Landlord

    124 - It's About Time

    125 - Hero

    126 - T.H.E. Cat

    127 - He and She

    128 - Blondie

    129 - Outsider

    130 - Debbie Reynolds Show

    131 - For the People

    132 - Make Room For Granddaddy

    133 - Dan August

    134 - Manhunter

    135 - Most Wanted

    136 - Assignment: Vienna

    137 - Funny Face

    138 - Here We Go Again

    139 - A Touch of Grace

    140 - donny and marie

    141 - relativity

    142 - new leave it to beaver

    143 - Noah's Ark (Webb series)

    144 - The Millionaire

    145 - Aldrich Family

    146 - Climax

    147 - Danger

    148 - Death Valley Days

    149 - Love that Bob

    150 - Omnibus

    151 - Pete & Gladys

    152 - Tugboat Annie

    153 - Valentine's Day

    154 - Combat

    155 - My 3 Sons

    156 - Paper Chase

    156 - Defenders

    158 - Third Man

    159 - Bachelor Father

    160 - Rescue 8

    161 - Shotgun Slade

    162 - Jefferson Drum

    163 - Burns and Allen

    164 - Farmer's Daughter

    165 - Two Faces West

    166 - Tightrope

    167 - Life of Riley

    168 - Ed
     
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    hi neil,

    i dont think that most of us would think that a show that only had a few original airings really qualifies ?
     
  11. John Karras

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    If you read the title of this thread, those shows are the MOST likely to qualify.
     
  12. jimmyjet

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    the intent of the thread was to list shows that had some original popularity at original airing.

    to inundate the list with 150 titles that few people were ever aware of, only serves to water the list down, such that no one is even interested in it any more.
     
  13. AndyMcKinney

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    To be fair, neither the thread title nor your initial post says any of this. If that was your intention, you probably should have made that clear in the original post rather than waiting until page 8 of the thread.
     
  14. smithbrad

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    Tough crowd.

    To also be fair the thread did not start out with Jimmy maintaining a master list of titles either, He only started a list, most have stated would never come out, that in his view still have a chance, given time. So if someone wants to add that 150 or so of titles of series that only ran a few episodes before being cancelled, feel free it is a public thread.

    Jimmy only signed up to maintain titles he believes still have potential, and this list does not represent that. It appears fairly clear to me that Neil's intent was to just to get jimmy's "goat", so to speak and nothing more.
     
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    Perhaps. At least, Neil posted a link to the book rather that listing all 150 of those bombs within the thread, though! That would have been very tiresome!
     
  16. smithbrad

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    Especially, since his intent was for Jimmy to do it.
     
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    I noticed one title not on that list of shows in which five or fewer episodes aired: the short lived, five episode summer replacement series (From 1977.) THE KALLIKAKS, which starred Buddy Ebsen's daughter Bonnie Ebsen, along with David Huddleston and Edie McClurg. The only reason I remember this series at all is because it aired on our local Canadian Global Television station immediately after their weekly Laurel & Hardy Summer Series Hal Roach Feature broadcasts.

    The show's theme, "Beat The System," performed by Country Music Legend Roy Clark, was also quite catchy, as I recall.

    CHEERS!

    P.S. Upon double checking, I see THE KALLIKAKS was listed under "T" for "The" instead of under the correct "K!"

    SHEESH!
     
  18. John Karras

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    Exactly. The quote was "if you are brave enough to possibly need to eat your words later, list the shows that you think will never be released" without any after-the-fact qualifiers.
     
  19. smithbrad

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    Fine, but no where in that quote does it infer it's Jimmy's responsibility to add everything to the list. Neil brought them to the attention of the thread, so why doesn't he add them. Or if you think they are important to be tracked then feel free to add them yourself. The quote infers it is everyone's responsibility to build the list.

    Though I'm guessing most won't be that interested in these titles.
     
  20. jimmyjet

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    if you guys read the entire thread, i did make some qualifiers about it, once people started posting.

    the initial post was not that long if i recall, and i was not really thinking of crossing all the t's.

    but i was mainly thinking of all the night prime time shows. lasting a season was fine.

    but i was not thinking of game shows, or talk shows. and not even variety shows, but i am happy to accept the variety shows that were on prime time.

    and you guys can have any sort of list that you want. i am not attempting to own it.

    but i am attempting to bring forth a list of shows that at least some people would remember. to add 150 shows that had 5 episodes or less is gonna make the list to the point that no one will want to examine it.

    and if neil was trying to get my goat, that is fine - i never took it that way. but i enjoy being teased and doing some teasing.
     

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