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A List Of Short Lasting or Obscure Shows Not Yet on DVD


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#1 of 93 OFFLINE   Jim Beaver

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Posted August 17 2005 - 12:45 AM

Some of those that lasted 3+ years really do not qualify as short-lived. That usually refers to one season or less, and occasionally two seasons. So Tales from the Darkside would not qualify, as it had a pretty good run for a syndicated anthology series.

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#3 of 93 OFFLINE   ChrisCook

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Posted August 17 2005 - 03:17 AM

Here's some more you missed: Beyond Reality (sci-fi series that ran on USA Network in the 90s) Legend (short-lived UPN series starring Richard Dean Anderson with only 13 episodes) Jake 2.0 (another short-lived UPN series starring Christopher Gorham of "Odyssey 5") Odyssey 5 (short-lived Showtime series with Christopher Gorham) Eerie, Indiana - already available on DVD The Flash - coming The Jim Henson Hour (short-lived series similar to the "The Muppet Show" in a way) Working (ran 2 seasons on NBC; starring Fred Savage) Flash Forward (short-lived Disney Channel/Canadian series starring Ben Foster ("Freaks and Geeks"), Jewel Staite ("Firefly"), Theodore Borders, and Asia Vieira with a large recurring cast in the vein of "Road to Avonlea" - there was only 26 episodes) My So-Called Life - already available on DVD Peacemakers (short-lived USA Network series with a western take on "CSI" with only 8 episodes and the 90-minute pilot) Mysterious Ways (short-lived series that ran on both NBC and Pax starring Adrian Pasdar ("Profit") and created by Peter O'Fallon) Time Trax (syndicated sci-fi series that ran for 2 seasons starring Dale Midkiff ("The Magnificent Seven") and producer Harve Bennett) Dead Man's Gun (western anthology series that ran on Showtime from "MacGyver" executive producer Henry Winkler) I just wrote these down as the names came to me. I forgot to mention "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles". The series chronicled Indiana Jones' life before we knew him in the feature films (including a rare TV appearance by Harrison Ford). It aired on ABC in the 90s and starred Sean Patrick Flanery (who plays the corrupt politican Greg Stillson on USA's "The Dead Zone") as one of the "Indy" roles. The DVD is coming for that from Paramount. Also ABC/Disney Channel (they aired it on the Disney Channel first as a "preview") had the short-lived family drama "Second Noah" starring James Marsden. It also aired in the 90s.

#4 of 93 OFFLINE   Jim Beaver

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Posted August 17 2005 - 05:39 AM

Thanks Chris but this list is for shows not currently on DVD.

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Posted August 17 2005 - 05:50 AM

Law & Order: Trial By Jury - definitely more recent, but deserving nonetheless Karen Sisco - a show that should have been more successful than it was Eyes - See Karen Sisco
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Posted August 17 2005 - 05:58 AM

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Posted August 17 2005 - 07:24 AM

"Buffalo Bill" with Dabney Coleman. I just found this on IMDb: "Video Business is reporting that Lions Gate will release the complete run of Buffalo Bill on September 6. The three disc, 26 episode set will retail for $29.98." And Fox still has no plans to release "Andy Richter Controls the Universe".

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Posted August 17 2005 - 08:28 AM

Probe (1988) ABC aired this Isaac Asimov created series where Parker Stevensen was an arrogant eccentric scientist and his secretary solve mysteries. The Charmings (1987-1988) ABC aired this sitcom where Snow White, Prince Charming, their two sons, one dwarf, her wicked Step-mother and the mirror find themselves trapped in the "real 80's" world. The Others (2000) airing on NBC in Dark Skies old slot, a group of psychic team up to fight the forces of darkness, something evil was coming, this show was creepy like the X-Files. Johnny Bago (1993) - CBS program comedic spoof of Fugitive type shows where a man is framed for a murder he did not do, goes on the run in a Winnebago and is perused by his angry ex-wife/cop. He meets Elvis along the way. Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989) - Alien trapped on Earth, I think it is a prison planet or something but he is not really a bad guy, does good action hero with light comedy work. Hardcastle and McCormick (1983-1986) - 3 year series, I don't know how popular or remembered it is but a retiring judge takes in his last defendant and makes him fight criminals in a hot car. Covington Cross (1992) A Medieval comedy soap drama on ABC, modern people in a much older time. The Phoenix (1982) All I remember is he was hitch hiking, had a Phoenix medallion and great powers. Who owns these and what is their likelihood of DVD release?
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#9 of 93 OFFLINE   Eric Larsen

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Posted August 17 2005 - 08:50 AM

Police Squad 1982 Morton & Hayes 1991 Max Headroom 1985, 1987-1988 The Flash 1990-1991 Amazing Stories 1985-1987 Family Dog (by Brad Bird) 1992 The Tracey Ullman Show 1987-1990 It's Gary Shandling's Show 1986-1990 Christy 1994-1995

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Posted August 17 2005 - 12:33 PM

How about The Garbage Pail Kids (1988). It was an animated series that never aired in the U.S. because of complaining parents.

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Posted August 17 2005 - 12:55 PM

Get Christie Love!-1974-w/Theresa Graves Partners in Crime-1984-w/Loni Anderson & Lynda Carter Jessie-1984-w/Lindsay Wagner When Things Were Rotten-1975-w/Richard Gautier Peaceable Kingdom-1989-w/Lindsay Wagner

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Posted August 17 2005 - 12:55 PM

Of course I have some shows to add to this list.

Jesse aired on NBC Thuresday nights from 1998-2000. Starring Christina Applegate.

Just The Ten Of Us aired on ABC Friday nights from 1988-1990. Spin-off of Growing Pains.

Its Like, You Know... aired on ABC Wednesday nights from 1999-2000 created by Peter Melmahn and starring Jennifer Grey.
Men Behaving Badly (The U.S. Version) aired on NBC Sunday nights 1996-97.
Hidden Hills aired on NBC from 2002-03 17 episodes.
That 80s Show aired on Fox in 2002


I'm sure I will think of some more later.
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#13 of 93 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted August 17 2005 - 01:32 PM

Brother's Keeper - ABC sitcom (1998-99) about an irresponsible pro-football player who lives with his uptight brother and the brother's young son.

American High - PBS documentary (2000-01) that followed a Chicago high-school senior class and documented their lives.

Equal Justice - ABC legal drama (1990-91) that starred Joe Morton, Jane Kaczmarek, Sarah Jessica Parker, Debrah Farentino and Jon Tenney.

Shannon's Deal - NBC drama (1990-91) with Jamey Sheridan of Law & Order: CI.

George & Leo - CBS sitcom (1997-98) with Bob Newhart, Judd Hirsch and Jason Bateman.

Civil Wars - ABC drama (1991-93) produced by Steven Bochco starring Peter Onorati and Mariel Hemingway.

Brooklyn Bridge CBS comedy/drama (1991-93).

#14 of 93 OFFLINE   Randy B A

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Posted August 17 2005 - 01:44 PM

Here are a few that I would like:
Dinasaurs http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101081/
Hermans Head
Wolf Lake
Off Centre http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285391/

#15 of 93 OFFLINE   Linda Thompson

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Posted August 17 2005 - 03:49 PM

The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. - one season; formerly available on DVD via Columbia House, but no longer; http://imdb.com/title/tt0105932/

Alien Nation - one season (plus 5 follow-up TV movies); formerly available on DVD via Columbia House, but no longer; http://imdb.com/title/tt0096783/

Jack Of All Trades - Bruce Campbell series, originally packaged with Cleopatra 2525 (which is available on DVD); http://imdb.com/title/tt0220906/

Tarzan - Mitch Pileggi, Lucy Lawless - 8 episodes on the WB; http://imdb.com/title/tt0367424/

Tremors - TV-series based on the movie franchise; one season on the Sci-Fi Channel; http://imdb.com/title/tt0327375/

Scene Of The Crime - obscure Stephen J Cannell series, one season, as part of CBS Crimetime After Primetime lineup; http://imdb.com/title/tt0101191/

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Posted August 17 2005 - 03:58 PM

The Man From Atlantis - Pre-Dallas Patrick Duffy series; http://imdb.com/title/tt0075533/

The Invisible Man - David McCallum series (1975-76); http://imdb.com/title/tt0072515/

BJ And The Bear - Greg Evigan; http://imdb.com/title/tt0078564/

My Two Dads - Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan; http://imdb.com/title/tt0092410/

My Sister Sam - post-Mork Pam Dawber; http://imdb.com/title/tt0090487/

Riptide - Joe Penny, Perry King; another forgotten Stephen J Cannell show; http://imdb.com/title/tt0086789/

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Posted August 17 2005 - 04:13 PM

Laredo - Neville Brand, William Smith comedic western; http://imdb.com/title/tt0058819/

Night Visions - single-season horror anthology show; http://imdb.com/title/tt0247120/

Chase - another really obscure early Cannell series; http://imdb.com/title/tt0069572/

Lou Grant - maybe not technically "obscure", but definitely forgotten (unfortunately); http://imdb.com/title/tt0075528/

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Posted August 17 2005 - 04:21 PM

"Strange Paradise," the Canadian "Dark Shadows" soap opera which aired in 1969.
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Posted August 18 2005 - 01:25 AM


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Posted August 18 2005 - 04:26 AM

Somewhat obscure shows (these days), but they lasted more than 1 season:

M SQUAD (1957-60)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050035/

http://www.tv.com/m-...._listings.html

http://www.geocities....me/M-Squad.htm

THRILLER (1960-62)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053546/

http://home.rmci.net....r/thriller.htm

http://members.aol.c...rillerlist.html

http://www.tv.com/th...._listings.html

THE INVADERS (1967-68)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061265/

http://www.theinvaders.co.uk/

http://www.tv.com/th...._listings.html

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These had a short run, and are largely forgotten:

WAY OUT (1961)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054574/

http://www.roalddahl...wayoarticle.php

http://www.tv.com/wa...._listings.html

SUSPICION (1957)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050064/

http://www.tv.com/su...._listings.html

BUS STOP (1961)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054525/

http://aa.1asphost.c...ama/BusStop.htm

http://www.tv.com/bu...._listings.html

T.H.E. CAT (1966)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060030/

http://epguides.com/THECat/guide.shtml

http://www.tv.com/t....._listings.html

BLUE LIGHT (1966)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059971/

http://www.tv.com/bl...._listings.html

CORONET BLUE (1967)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061242/

http://www.tv.com/co...._listings.html

THE WESTERNER (1960)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053551/

http://www.tv.com/th...._listings.html

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062593/

http://www.toontrack...nn/huckfinn.htm

http://www.tv.com/th...._listings.html

DARKROOM (1981)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081849/

http://www.tv.com/da...._listings.html

Q.E.D. (1982, a.k.a. MASTERMIND)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083468/

http://www.tv.com/q....._listings.html

NO SOAP, RADIO (1982)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083457/

http://www.tv.com/no...._listings.html

My Current Damage at DVD Aficionado

Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)





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