Well, I must admit my list is getting shorter.....but here is what's left:
1.) "KNOTS LANDING" (Seasons 3-14 - Studio: Warner Brothers) - With "Dallas", "Dynasty" and "Falcon Crest" being continued to be either released or finished, this is the one 80's prime-time soap (and my favorite out of all) that is on a very "turtle pace" in getting released. I realize there are some music rights issues with this one (mainly due to seasons 4-6 where Lisa Hartman is singing alot of '80's tunes). Rumor has it (From the Warner Archive Facebook page) that it maybe released on the Archive program soon (Like "Falcon Crest"), Hopefully this rings true.....I used to watch this show religiously every Thursday night in the 80's/90's.....and I would love to own the whole series!!!
2.) "THE DREW CAREY SHOW" (Seasons 2-9 - Studio: Warner Brothers). This is another show with music rights issues. This show was so funny. Drew and Mimi were hysterical. I know Shout Factory released "Norm" the complete series on DVD a couple of years ago (which was also funny, but not as good as Drew's show). I bought it and it reminds me of Drew's show (great one-liners). I was hoping since this was a Warner property and Shout released the complete series of "Norm", I was hoping they would have done the same with Drew. So maybe, Drew's show will see the light of day for the remaining seasons to be on DVD by either Warner Archives or Shout Factory (either one will do fine job with it!)
3.) "ONE DAY AT A TIME" (Season 2-11 - Studio: Sony). Don't know the whole story of why this show hasn't had more releases....Sales? Music Rights?.....not sure. But I would be happy just to get up to Season 5 or 6 (whenever M. Phillips left the show).
4.) "RHODA" (Season 5 - Studio: Fox/Shout) - Hopefully Fox and Shout Factory can work out their differences, and get the last season (which has fewer episodes than the prior seasons released) on DVD. It would be nice too if they could get the Valerie Harper and Julie Kavner for an interview as a bonus! Also, there was missing footage in the premiere episode from season 1 (featuring Mary Tyler Moore). Would like to see that as an added bonus as well. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one.
5.) "PHYLLIS" (Season 1-2 - Studio: Fox / Shout? - Same as my #4 in regards to the relationship with Fox and Shout Factory. This was a really funny show with Cloris Leachman and the lady who played the Grandmother (can't think of her name?). Really would like to see this show released on DVD someday soon!
6.) "ANGIE" (Season 1-2 - Studio: Paramount/CBS - This was great show (often overlooked). Featured Donna Pescow ("Saturday Night Fever"), Debra Lee Scott ("Mary Hartman"), and Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond"). Another short-lived sitcom that I would like to see released on DVD someday soon!
7.) "COACH" - (Season 5-9 - Studio: Universal) - Another show in which I don't know why it's stalled.....Sales? I don't think there was much music in this show....so I don't think it was for music rights? Would like to see the remaining seasons to be released on DVD soon!
8.) "BETTE" - (Season 1 - Studio: Not sure?) - This was a short-lived sitcom that I thought was funny.....Love Bette Midler...but my understanding (from an interview she did with David Letterman), that the head of the studio and her had differences, and the tv work schedule for the Miss Divine was "a little much". But it was a decent sitcom, that Bette did sing her songs on (also a reason why it may not be on DVD.....music rights culprit again!!!)
9.) "BATMAN" (1966 Series - Seasons 1-3 - Studio: Fox vs. Warner) - I think we all know the story on this one. But I truly think that something will happen (possibly on both DVD and Blu-Ray) when the show has it's 50th Anniversary in 2016 (I know....still a long ways off....but I think it will be released by then, imo).
Other noteable mentions (for DVD): "HART TO HART" and "THE LOVE BOAT"......and "WKRP IN CINNCINNATTI" (done the right way!!!)
Blu-Ray releases of TV shows (but already out on DVD): "THE SOPRANOS" (Warner/HBO is really ticking me off on this one.....it just doesn't make sense why this show hasn't had a complete series release on Blu-Ray yet!!!) Also, "I LOVE LUCY" (which is rumored to be in the works), "SEINFELD", "WILL & GRACE" and "EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND", I would like to see all get the Blu-Ray treatment eventually.
That's it on my list!
Edited by mrz7, November 04 2013 - 12:21 PM.