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Most disappointing abandoned dvd series

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Gary OS, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Gary OS

    Gary OS Producer

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    I never realized just how many shows that I really love have been abandoned or stalled. It's a much bigger list than I would have thought. Here are my top 10+ most disappointing abandonments:

    1) LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (no doubt this one hurts the most)
    2) HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL (halfway finished, what happened?)
    3) BIG VALLEY (cut off right in the middle of a season - ridiculous)
    4) VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (1 Season short of finishing and they up and quit?!!!)
    5) DANIEL BOONE (this one is stalled because of distribution problems - ughhh)
    6) HAZEL
    7) GREEN ACRES
    8) PARTRIDGE FAMILY
    9) THAT GIRL
    10) QUINCY
    11) MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW
    12) BEVERLY HILLBILLIES
    13) PETTICOAT JUNCTION
    14) KOJAK
    15) DISNEY TREASURES - SWAMP FOX & ELFAGO BACA
    16) FLIPPER

    And I could probably add "THE LONE RANGER" to the list because only one season was ever released (the 5th season) several years ago. But never any follow up. There are probably a few other 70's shows I could have added, but I've already listed far more than I expected when I started this reply. It's really shocking that there are so many abandoned shows out there.

    Gary "crazy stuff when you think about it" O.
     
  2. Corey3rd

    Corey3rd Screenwriter

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    Back in December B Ward at Shout Factory said they haven't canceled That Girl.
     
  3. Gary OS

    Gary OS Producer

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    Right. I was aware of that because I monitor Brian's posts at the Shout! boards. But since he couldn't give a definitive date I felt I could place it here. It may not be officially "abandoned", but it is definitely sitting in limbo. And those type releases should be included.

    Gary "but thanks for the info" O.
     
  4. mannix

    mannix Stunt Coordinator

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    police woman,kojak,the rookies,alias smith and jones,all in the family,archie bunkers place,nypd blue,the fall guy and hart to hart








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    tv shows on dvds wishlist

    the 60s
    the fugitive,mannix,twelve o'clock high,room 222,batman,it takes a thief,the green hornet,maverick,the fbi,petticoat junction,the untouchables

    the 70s
    cannon,hart to hart,barnaby jones,angie,kaz,a man called sloane,shazam
    harry o,the invisible man,house calls,the amazing spiderman,switch,nanny and the professor,struck by lightning,trapper john md,kojak,eight is enough,dan august,police woman,ellery queen,vegas,the streets of san francisco,the six million dollar man,the bionic woman,the white shadow,longstreet,owen marshall counselor at law,alias smith and jones,project ufo,gemini man

    the 80s
    harper valley pta,strike force,the fall guy,matt houston,ladies man,hagen,its a
    living,coach,mr belvedere,making the grade,the wonder years,china beach
    the yellow rose
     
  5. cherisland

    cherisland Stunt Coordinator

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    McMillan & Wife
    The Nanny
    Family
    Life Goes On
    Ned & Stacey
    Dharma & Greg
    Adventures Of Sinbad
     
  6. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    For me, the biggest one will always be The Larry Sanders Show. Another heartbreaker is Leave It To Beaver.
     
  7. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Mine are Murphy Brown and SCTV. At least SCTV has several volumes out.....Murphy Brown only got one - that really pisses me off.
     
  8. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Executive Producer
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    Unquestionably for me it's THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW.
     
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    King of the Hill is the most crushing for me. I'd also have to say Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (if it has been abandoned for sure) and Malcolm in the Middle
     
  10. Jeff Reis

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    Leave It To Beaver and King of the Hill for me.
    Larry Sanders not far behind.
     
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    Highway to Heaven, Charlie's Angels and Touched by an Angel. [​IMG]
     
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    Boomtown
    Poltergeist: The Legacy
    She Spies
    Jeremiah
    Doc
    Everwood
    Missing or 1-800-Missing
    America's Next Top Model
    Touched By An Angel
    At Home With the Braithwaites
    All In the Family
    Once & Again
    Adventures Of Pete & Pete
    Clarissa Explains It All
    Secret World Of Alex Mack
    Boy Meets World
    Malcolm In the Middle
    8 Simple Rules
    Adam-12
     
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    For me it's the Mary Tyler Moore Show, followed closely by the Bob Newhart Show (I would've included Barney Miller, but it looks like Sony is giving it another shot). I'm also really disappointed that there won't be future DVD releases of This Is Wonderland or Made in Canada, but at least I have both series on DVD-R.
     
  14. Corey3rd

    Corey3rd Screenwriter

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    Limbo should not be considered the same as "abandoned." Until Marlo Thomas complains that the show was abandoned by Shout Factory;
    I wouldn't make it sound like fact that this series is dead at three.

    They haven't completely given up on the series since they are floating the first DVD of the first boxset on May 6 as a solo release.

    although if people want to beef up the sales, amazon has all three seasons for $22.99 each
     
  15. Hank Dearborn

    Hank Dearborn Supporting Actor

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    Some more:

    SWAT
    Baretta
    Ironside?
    The Bill Cosby Show
    Rocky and Bullwinkle
    Dream On
    Here Come the Brides
    Family
    Green Acres
    Happy Days (pretty sure it's done)
    Taxi
    Joey Bishop Show
    Naked City
    Archie Bunker's Place
    The Rookies
     
  16. Joseph Bolus

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    For me it's
    MARY TYLER MOORE
    NIGHT COURT
    -and-
    MAVERICK (Only a three episode "sampler" was ever released.)
     
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    MARY TYLER MOORE
    THE BOB NEWHART SHOW
    THE FLYING NUN
    ALL IN THE FAMILY
    THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY
     
  18. JamesC1

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    Cheyenne, another show been abandoned? Well there is no info on Season 2 coming out.
     
  19. Scott Hamilton

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    Hill Street Blues
     
  20. Bob Hug

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    Three crime series and one family comedy from Universal:

    Dragnet (1960s version)
    Adam-12
    Kojak
    Leave it to Beaver
     

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