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#1 of 153 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted March 23 2008 - 02:46 PM

I never realized just how many shows that I really love have been abandoned or stalled. It's a much bigger list than I would have thought. Here are my top 10+ most disappointing abandonments: 1) LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (no doubt this one hurts the most) 2) HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL (halfway finished, what happened?) 3) BIG VALLEY (cut off right in the middle of a season - ridiculous) 4) VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (1 Season short of finishing and they up and quit?!!!) 5) DANIEL BOONE (this one is stalled because of distribution problems - ughhh) 6) HAZEL 7) GREEN ACRES 8) PARTRIDGE FAMILY 9) THAT GIRL 10) QUINCY 11) MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW 12) BEVERLY HILLBILLIES 13) PETTICOAT JUNCTION 14) KOJAK 15) DISNEY TREASURES - SWAMP FOX & ELFAGO BACA 16) FLIPPER And I could probably add "THE LONE RANGER" to the list because only one season was ever released (the 5th season) several years ago. But never any follow up. There are probably a few other 70's shows I could have added, but I've already listed far more than I expected when I started this reply. It's really shocking that there are so many abandoned shows out there. Gary "crazy stuff when you think about it" O.
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Posted March 23 2008 - 02:50 PM

Back in December B Ward at Shout Factory said they haven't canceled That Girl.
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#3 of 153 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted March 23 2008 - 02:53 PM

Right. I was aware of that because I monitor Brian's posts at the Shout! boards. But since he couldn't give a definitive date I felt I could place it here. It may not be officially "abandoned", but it is definitely sitting in limbo. And those type releases should be included. Gary "but thanks for the info" O.
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Posted March 23 2008 - 03:19 PM

police woman,kojak,the rookies,alias smith and jones,all in the family,archie bunkers place,nypd blue,the fall guy and hart to hart -------------------------------------------------------------------------- tv shows on dvds wishlist the 60s the fugitive,mannix,twelve o'clock high,room 222,batman,it takes a thief,the green hornet,maverick,the fbi,petticoat junction,the untouchables the 70s cannon,hart to hart,barnaby jones,angie,kaz,a man called sloane,shazam harry o,the invisible man,house calls,the amazing spiderman,switch,nanny and the professor,struck by lightning,trapper john md,kojak,eight is enough,dan august,police woman,ellery queen,vegas,the streets of san francisco,the six million dollar man,the bionic woman,the white shadow,longstreet,owen marshall counselor at law,alias smith and jones,project ufo,gemini man the 80s harper valley pta,strike force,the fall guy,matt houston,ladies man,hagen,its a living,coach,mr belvedere,making the grade,the wonder years,china beach the yellow rose

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Posted March 23 2008 - 03:30 PM

McMillan & Wife The Nanny Family Life Goes On Ned & Stacey Dharma & Greg Adventures Of Sinbad

#6 of 153 OFFLINE   TravisR


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Posted March 23 2008 - 03:32 PM

For me, the biggest one will always be The Larry Sanders Show. Another heartbreaker is Leave It To Beaver.

#7 of 153 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted March 23 2008 - 03:34 PM

Mine are Murphy Brown and SCTV. At least SCTV has several volumes out.....Murphy Brown only got one - that really pisses me off.
Recently watched- The Masque Of The Red Death(1964), Sabotage(2014), Twin Peaks: Season 1, The Pit and The Pendulum(1961), Beware The Batman: Shadows Of Gotham, Scream and Scream Again, Arrow: Season 3, The Return Of Count Yorga, Count Yorga,Vampire, John Carpenter's Vampires, Burn Notice: Season 7, V For Vendetta, Halloween: Resurrection

Currently watching- Planet Earth, True Blood: Season 3, Gatchaman: The Complete Series, Tales From The Crypt: Season 2, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1, Game Of Thrones: Season 2, Heroes: Season 2, The Pacific, Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection, Beware The Batman: Dark Justice, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Scarecrow & Mrs. King: Season 2
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#8 of 153 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted March 23 2008 - 03:43 PM

Unquestionably for me it's THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW.

#9 of 153 OFFLINE   Ron68


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Posted March 23 2008 - 03:44 PM

King of the Hill is the most crushing for me. I'd also have to say Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (if it has been abandoned for sure) and Malcolm in the Middle

#10 of 153 OFFLINE   Jeff Reis

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Posted March 23 2008 - 03:44 PM

Leave It To Beaver and King of the Hill for me. Larry Sanders not far behind.

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Posted March 23 2008 - 03:46 PM

Highway to Heaven, Charlie's Angels and Touched by an Angel. Posted Image

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Posted March 23 2008 - 04:03 PM

Boomtown Poltergeist: The Legacy She Spies Jeremiah Doc Everwood Missing or 1-800-Missing America's Next Top Model Touched By An Angel At Home With the Braithwaites All In the Family Once & Again Adventures Of Pete & Pete Clarissa Explains It All Secret World Of Alex Mack Boy Meets World Malcolm In the Middle 8 Simple Rules Adam-12

#13 of 153 OFFLINE   JoshuaB.


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Posted March 23 2008 - 04:08 PM

For me it's the Mary Tyler Moore Show, followed closely by the Bob Newhart Show (I would've included Barney Miller, but it looks like Sony is giving it another shot). I'm also really disappointed that there won't be future DVD releases of This Is Wonderland or Made in Canada, but at least I have both series on DVD-R.

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Posted March 23 2008 - 04:45 PM

Limbo should not be considered the same as "abandoned." Until Marlo Thomas complains that the show was abandoned by Shout Factory; I wouldn't make it sound like fact that this series is dead at three. They haven't completely given up on the series since they are floating the first DVD of the first boxset on May 6 as a solo release. although if people want to beef up the sales, amazon has all three seasons for $22.99 each
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#15 of 153 OFFLINE   Hank Dearborn

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Posted March 23 2008 - 04:51 PM

Some more: SWAT Baretta Ironside? The Bill Cosby Show Rocky and Bullwinkle Dream On Here Come the Brides Family Green Acres Happy Days (pretty sure it's done) Taxi Joey Bishop Show Naked City Archie Bunker's Place The Rookies

#16 of 153 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted March 23 2008 - 06:03 PM

For me it's MARY TYLER MOORE NIGHT COURT -and- MAVERICK (Only a three episode "sampler" was ever released.)

#17 of 153 OFFLINE   Mark B

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Posted March 23 2008 - 06:09 PM


#18 of 153 OFFLINE   JamesC1



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Posted March 23 2008 - 10:03 PM

Cheyenne, another show been abandoned? Well there is no info on Season 2 coming out.

#19 of 153 OFFLINE   Scott Hamilton

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Posted March 23 2008 - 10:10 PM

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#20 of 153 OFFLINE   Bob Hug

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Posted March 23 2008 - 11:43 PM

Three crime series and one family comedy from Universal: Dragnet (1960s version) Adam-12 Kojak Leave it to Beaver

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