About a month ago I was in a Fry's Electronics store, and saw The Joey Bishop Show -- Season 2 on DVD and the set was going for a very reasonable $20. That coicidentally was the first year that sitcom was in color (1962-1963), and more importantly resulted in a major format change / improvenment to Joey Barnes' celebrity agent days of the mostly unseen first season (1961-62) into making him a celebrity himself: as host and performer of a fictional major network New York-based talk show host and the addition of pretty Abby Dalton as Joey's newlywed wife from Texas, Ellie. She would stay for the show for the last 3 years. That it switched back to black & white for the 1964-65 season after it moved to CBS is proof of a network that at the time was trying to save money. (The same happened in the last decade when CBS had to make budget cutbacks to their news division). The 2nd through 4th seasons worked well with so many big name guest stars (often playing themselves) as guests on Joey's TV show. What I don't understand is why the first year was never syndicated...or was it? Was Joey himself ashamed of it? The only brief glimpse I got to see of that was some 20 years ago in some TV special on old shows. I refuse to buy the 2nd season until the 1st is released at some point. Besides Bishop it was also a showcase for Joe Flynn before McCale's Navy and Marlo Thomas in her first TV series (thanks to father Danny's influence). Abby Dalton was first seen playing a nurse every week on Jackie Cooper's Hennessey military sitcom in the late 1950s / early 60s. When will that be put out on DVD? For 2 years in the late 1960s, Bishop had a real variety show on ABC in late night that went up against The Tonight Show but didn't survive in the ratings. At least he had Regis Philbin as his co-host, but nobody could ever beat Johnny Carson.