I decided to do a some quick research and see how CBS has done so far with regard to their releases. I obtained these stats from info I got from the CBS syndication bible so please pardon me if there is a variation by a show or two or I missed one. These are the shows they claim to have the rights to, so if I'm wrong, you can blame them LOL. It shouldn't effect the %'s that much. What I did was figure up the total number of shows CBS has began and compared it to the number of classic shows they have completed, stalled, licensed, or completed, or "appear" to be in the progress of completing. The statistics I compiled are for all shows pre 90. Unreleased pre 60 shows like The Millionaire and Our Miss Brooks are not included. Here goes:
By my figuring, Out of the 56 shows CBS they own from 60-90, they have completed, licensed, or are in the progess of completing 42 shows (Andy Griffith, Becker, Bonanza, Bosom Buddies, Brady Bunch, Branded, Cannon, Car 54, Combat, Diagnosis Murder, Dynasty, Family Affair, Family Ties, Get Smart, Fugitive, Gomer Pyle, ZGUnsmoke, Guns Of Will Sonnett, Have Gun, Hawaii Five O, Hogan's Heroes, Honeymooners (ones available), I Love Lucy, Invaders, Laverne and Shirley, Grizzly Adams, Little House, Lucy Show, Macgyver, Mannix, Matlock, Mission Impossible, Odd Couple, Perry Mason, Rawhide, The Rebel (apparantly), Streets of San Fran, Taxi, Twin Peaks, Untouchables, Vegas, Webster, Wild Wild West.
Total = 43
Stalled - Barnaby, Hillbillies, Father Dowling, Happy Days, Hotel, Jake/Fatman, Love, American Style, Love Boat, Matt Houston, My 3 Sons, One Step Beyond, Petticoat, Bilko,
Total = 13
What this means is, in one way or another, CBS has made good (apparantly) at a 75% clilp. Now if, as one poster is indicating, the rural shows are imminantly coming out through CBS or licensed out, that % jumps to 79%. I also have a feeling that they aren't closing the book totally on a few of these other stalled ones.
I wont mince words, bottom line is that they have done pretty darn good.
PS - I did forget Mod Squad, but it looks like that will be 1 for 1, so it doesn't effect the %.