More Andy Griffith...The Brady Bunch Finally...Charmed...lots of Cheers and Frasier...Nick Jr....Enterprise...and much much more.
This doesn't even include stuff like South Park, and I don't believe that Happy Days/Mork and Mindy/Laverne and Sherley were even mentioned (from what I could tell, its a big announcement!). Yet we can probably expect more of that as well.
I (and I'm sure David VP as well) am most happy about more Andy and Barney in complete season sets.
I'm not looking forward to the Taxi/Cheers/Frasier tuesdays though I can tell you that much. Quite expensive!
A lot can change...and maybe some of the stuff mentioned doesn't happen the way they'd like, but its gonna be a huge year in 2005...and that's just from knowing what Paramount is hoping to do.
Edit: I wanted to post this part from the TVShowsOnDVD.com article, to make sure that it does not go unnoticed, as this is important for all of us to remember.
| The Fine Print |
Paramount's totally rolling in 2005, with high-level plans to get your attention and bring you many of the titles you've been wanting. Again, and we CANNOT
repeat this strongly enough, these are long-range, tentative, pencilled-in plans that are in no way set in stone. Paramount is noted for being flexible
on their schedules and could move things back...or up, for that matter. We're frankly a bit surprised that they made this info public at this time, but
we're very grateful for the look ahead. We encourage our readers not to take any of this as a "promise", nor to blast Paramount or their sister companies,
nor to blast us here at TVShowsOnDVD, if things change and any of this gets cancelled. As we all know, the world of DVD in general (TV-on-DVD or otherwise)
is full of a lot of challenges, not the least of which is on the legal side of things. Rights shift owners, challenges pop up, licenses for music and extras
get in the way, and co-operation gets delayed or yanked. Non-legal issues can also push around the street dates or get a title cancelled outright: original
elements could be a problem, participation might not be available, resources (such as manufacturing lines or other production staff) might be tied up,
etc. So please, take everything with a grain of salt, and not just in the above-mentioned titles. It's a good rule of thumb whenever you're interested
in collecting DVDs.
We hope to have lots more info about these new releases from next week's TV-DVD Conference. Also, a final caution: just because your favorite show wasn't
mentioned above, doesn't mean that it's impossible to see it during 2005. The issues we just discussed also sometimes mean that a title is added to the
schedule later on, after things get hammered out at the detail level. Because when the studio knows about the obstacle up front, they always clear that
hurdle before they plan to release the set. So, is even more coming? As always, stay tuned to find out, and don't touch that dial!