Actually they weren't syndicated at all. When they made up the Mannix package it was only 130 shows from season 2 thru some of season 7. The final 2/3 of season 7 and all of season 8 have never re-aired, at least in the U.S. And even though the show did well enough on CBS to last 8 years, it has always been a terrible performer in syndication. How that will translate to DVD sales, I don't know. I'm just happy to be getting the first, and IMO, best season. After that, I have the next 130 on tape from when TV Land ran them complete and uncut so I'm not too worried over how far Paramount goes with the series. I hope I'm wrong but I really can't envision us getting 8 years worth. Least of all if they do split sets, in which case we'd have to get 16 sets.