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What happened to All in the Family 3rd Season and Law and Order 2nd Season?


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Kipp Teague

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Posted December 17 2003 - 07:03 AM

All in the Family seasons 1 and 2 were released in March 2002 and February 2003 respectively. As I recall, announcements of these releases were made many months in advance. The lack of any announcement for season 3 seems ominous. Were sales of the first two seasons lackluster?

Likewise, "Law and Order - The First Year" was released on DVD well over sixteen months ago (the Amazon.com release date of Aug. 2003 is incorrect), but there is no word of a second season release. Additionally, the set included mention of a Spring 2003 release of the second season, but this never happened.

Any word on these titles, or any idea what's going on? Thanks.

#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Casey Trowbridg

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Posted December 17 2003 - 08:23 AM

Columbia seems to have a throw a dart on a board release strategy when it comes to their TV shows on DVD. Nothing has been announced for AITF season 3, but that doesn't mean it won't be out in march or so, it wasn't but a month ago that they announced the Critic and Dilbert for January and Good Times S. 2/What's Happening for February.

I still expect that you'll see season 3, if sales were so poor you wouldn't have seen a season 2, but don't try to figure out a pattern to Columbia releases, there isn't 1. Which is why we have 3 seasons of Sanford and Son and only 2 of All in the Family even though season 1 of AITF hit before Season 1 of Sanford and Son.

I don't know anything about Law and Order...but by posting the AITF standard response I hope to keep David Lambert's head from exploding...

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted December 17 2003 - 11:39 AM

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#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted December 28 2003 - 12:24 PM

Here's some hopeful news from Gord Lacey:

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We know that many of you are eagerly anticipating the release of the third season of All in the Family. We receive tons of email asking, "Where is it? Did it get cancelled?"

Good news - it didn't get cancelled. We don't have any specifics, just the news that Columbia TriStar has scheduled a fall release of the third season. When an exact date is known we'll let you know.

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#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted December 28 2003 - 01:09 PM

Fall 2005 probably
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#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Gord Lacey

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Posted December 28 2003 - 03:43 PM

Sorry, I should change that to fall, 2004.

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#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted December 28 2003 - 04:46 PM

Man, this would drive me nuts. Why can't they stick to a basic release pattern?

#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 29 2003 - 04:10 AM

And I suppose seeing another season of
Larry Sanders is probably out of the
question, eh?

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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted December 29 2003 - 05:02 AM

Ron, I wouldn't dream of contradicting your wisdom.
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#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 29 2003 - 05:35 AM

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Ron, I wouldn't dream of contradicting your wisdom.

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But, really, did Larry Sanders sell that
poorly that Columbia has nixed the idea of putting
out more seasons?

Sorry to hijack this thread with Larry Sanders, but
it does sort of tie in with Columbia product.

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#11 of 17 OFFLINE   KevA

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Posted December 29 2003 - 05:41 AM

I would like to re-iterate Ron's question about Larry Sanders. This is a show that (for various reasons) I did NOT see any of on TV; it is the perfect product (for me) to see on DVD.

Even if Columbia screwed up the price with Larry Sanders, Season 1 and it came out in the early days of TV on DVD, wouldn't it be different at this point (if the price is proper for Season 2)? Aren't TV-on-DVD sales now good enough to support the release of the rest of Larry Sanders?

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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted December 29 2003 - 05:48 AM

Speaking of Columbia releases. I wonder if we will get seasons 2 & 3 of Forever Knight?
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#13 of 17 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted December 29 2003 - 05:50 AM

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Okay, to be blunt: I wouldn't expect any more of Larry Sanders.
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#14 of 17 OFFLINE   Kipp Teague

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Posted December 29 2003 - 05:52 AM

While the Columbia announcement about All in the Family season 3 is somewhat reassuring, it is distressing nevertheless that they are choosing to release this a year and a half after the season 2 release. This is a ridiculously slow pace at which to release ANY series on DVD. What are they thinking?

#15 of 17 OFFLINE   Gord Lacey

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Posted December 30 2003 - 01:18 AM

Yeah, Larry Sanders is dead.

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#16 of 17 OFFLINE   Scott Temple

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Posted December 30 2003 - 02:32 AM

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While the Columbia announcement about All in the Family season 3 is somewhat reassuring, it is distressing nevertheless that they are choosing to release this a year and a half after the season 2 release. This is a ridiculously slow pace at which to release ANY series on DVD. What are they thinking?


Exactly. February 4, 2003 to Fall 2004!?!? That's a massive gap between releases. And here I thought that it would never get any worse than FOX's 1 season set per year release schedule for "The Simpsons." I mean, at least "The Simpsons" sets have lots of extras to somewhat justify the slow pace, but "All in the Family" is extra-less. What gives?

Of course, I guess I should be thankful that AITF S3 is coming at all.
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#17 of 17 OFFLINE   Paul Drake

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Posted December 30 2003 - 12:06 PM

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Yeah, Larry Sanders is dead.


And I didn't even know he was sick!

Seriously, this is a shame. One of the funniest and most well written TV shows ever won't get a full series release.

I still contend that the "Hank's Exercise Video" episode (where it wasn't an exercise video at all) is one of the funniest half hours I've ever seen.


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