Posted October 11 2005 - 03:23 PM
Dan*T wrote (in another thread that has probably been locked by the time you're reading this):
| When last mentioned, it looked as if WKRP was "on the radar" according to Fox.. |
Now with the apparant sucesss of The Bob Newhart Show, as well as the 3rd Season announcement of MTM. Is it too optimistic to think that we will see WKRP in the near future? (Music intact of course!)
This would probably outsell both MTM & Bob Newhart.
The thing is that Fox knows, and has always known, that WKRP would sell well. The trouble is that the music would cost many millions to license and it wouldn't necessarily sell on a level that could make back all those millions (few TV shows do sell at that level, even contemporary shows). Peter Staddon said, years ago: "WKRP would be a great release if we could only afford the music clearance rights." I doubt much has changed.
I recently sent Fox Home Video a partial list of songs that would need to be licensed for a season 1 release (based on a music-changes list I compiled years ago). And did get an email from someone at Fox Home Video, in response. They said that they already have complete lists of which songs are in the show (I wasn't sure, given that MTM's record-keeping was in terrible shape when they sold their properties to Fox), and that they were still trying to find a way to bring the show out. I think that probably sums it up: if there's a way to bring it out, it'll come out, but no one has as yet found a way. I wish someone could.