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#1 of 153 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.

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#2 of 153 Corey3rd

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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 Gary OS

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Posted March 23 2008 - 02:53 PM

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Back in December B Ward at Shout Factory said they haven't canceled That Girl.

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.

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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








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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

#5 of 153 cherisland

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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 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 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- Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Beauty and The Beast: Season 3, Mad Max 2, Mad Max, Wonder Woman(1974), Batman: Year One, The Adventures Of Tin Tin 3D, I,Frankenstein 3D

Currently watching- Planet Earth, The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Cheers: Season 6, True Blood: Season 2, Gatchaman: The Complete Series, Simon & Simon: Season 3
 

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#8 of 153 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 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 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.

#11 of 153 Regulus

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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 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.

#14 of 153 Corey3rd

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Posted March 23 2008 - 04:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary OS
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.

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 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 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.)
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Posted March 23 2008 - 06:09 PM

MARY TYLER MOORE
THE BOB NEWHART SHOW
THE FLYING NUN
ALL IN THE FAMILY
THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY

#18 of 153 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 Scott Hamilton

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Posted March 23 2008 - 10:10 PM

Hill Street Blues

#20 of 153 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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