I'm sorry, but the situation right now is Best-Of, just like I said in the latest news item we posted
In MatthewA's top post I see him quoting a previous news item, where we had said "season". As I recall, a short time later we changed that wording to eliminate the word "season", because we realized that Columbia had said no such thing. They had an insert in some other releases (Greatest '70s Cop Shows, S.W.A.T.) that indicated that a release was coming...but it never said season sets.
Instead of "stealthily" changing the wording of an already-posted news item, I probably should have posted a separate news item mentioning the correction. I'll take responsibility for that, it was my poor judgement. Regardless, the fact is that Columbia themselves never promised season sets, and while one may come later like is happening for Married...with Children, right now they are "testing the waters" with Designing Women.
I don't condone Best Of's any more than you do, and I never got into this show so I probably won't buy this one. But Columbia has not yet abandoned best-of's (quite the contrary, I know of - but can't give details yet about - at least one more non-season-set TV release due at the end of September...it's NOT anything that's been discussed at HTF yet, and it IS a show already represented on DVD).
It's also a fact - although it pains me to say it - that if this best-of release for Designing Women does not sell well, there will almost certainly not be a season set.