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    Ozzie & Harriet Release From Sam Nelson?

    People are frustrated in part because this was a crowdsourced project. Sam Nelson took money from the fans, and I don’t believe he’s given them anything in return.
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    L.A. Law (1986-1994)

    I like the story with Abby hanging out a shingle. She was one of my favorite characters from the show because she was a bit of an underdog. She was also played by the very appealing Michelle Greene. I didn’t like how they portrayed her as being super successful/arrogant in the subsequent TV...
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    A Quinn Martin Production

    The Eight is Enough pilot was shot in the spring of 1976. ABC didn’t pick it up for the fall of 1976 but retained its option on the show and on the actors. After the EIE pilot was shot, Mark Hamill went off to do Star Wars. ABC finally picked up the EIE pilot in late fall, to start shooting in...
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    Have an advance copy of Moonlighting DVD Seasons 1&2

    So many of the replies here echoed my feelings about the show. Loved the first three seasons. I bought the soundtrack and preferred the TV version of the theme I was unhappy with the storyline where the two leads were apart for most of season 4. And I thought the Walter Bishop subplot was...
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    Soap operas

    The other issue is the serialized nature of those shows. They’re simply not as popular in reruns as something like “The Waltons,” which is why that series has gotten better treatment. ”Eight is Enough,” another Lorimar series, looks pretty decent on DVD. That one is hardly ever rerun for...
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    Early Color TV Series (pre-1966): compiling a list

    I actually wrote to MeTV about it after they showed them in B&W, but no response. :(
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    Early Color TV Series (pre-1966): compiling a list

    Starz showed two of those season five Wagon Train episodes in color when they were showing it on their Westerns channel a few years back: “The Jenna Douglas Story” and ”The Lizbeth Ann Calhoun Story.” Starz showed “The Kitty Albright Story“ and “The Amos Billings Story” in B&W. I didn’t catch...
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    The Flintstones Collection (Blu-ray) Coming Fall 2020

    It’s not in color! :biggrin:
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    The Bugs Bunny Show on DVD and Blu-ray

    I would too. I only say the chopped up versions on Saturday morning. By the time we got the 80s, none of those bridging sequences were shown anymore.
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    Warner Archive Press Release: Josie and the Pussycats: The Complete Series (1970-71) (Blu-ray)

    Too bad that it’s not packaged with the “ultimate collection” soundtrack that went out of print 20 years ago. But I guess I should take what I can get. :biggrin:
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    Shows you think deserved one more season

    I remember the situation with Crazy Like a Fox. It was a well-done show and a perfect lead-out for Murder, She Wrote. But ABC and NBC were counterprogramming with TV-movies (at the height of the popularity of the network made-for-TV movie). NBC and ABC were often beating Crazy on CBS with these...
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    Shows you think deserved one more season

    Wikipedia says the show was still in the top 20 during its final year. Maybe that represented a big drop from the previous year. And the thinking is that old shows are more difficult to transplant.
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    Shows you think deserved one more season

    Yeah - I read that about Mannix too. And it’s not like ABC was stripping it - they just ran it once a week in late night. Silly. You’d think that Paramount would have been able to sell new episodes to ABC, too. I liked Ellery Queen a lot. Jim Hutton and David Wayne were terrific, and I’ve...
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    Shows you think deserved one more season

    I’m still in mourning about The Kids Are Alright. I can’t believe ABC let it go with all its potential (it could have been the next The Middle), yet kept Schooled.
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    How many William Conrad fans? I really want to complete Cannon & Jake & The Fatman

    Did Jake ever run in syndication? Never saw it in my market, and can’t remember if it ever ran on cable. I always thought it was odd that it rains five seasons and just disappeared. Conrad was certainly an unlikely leading man. But he had a lot of screen presence and was fun to watch. These...
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    Shows you think deserved one more season

    100 was considered the minimum for a successful strip (5 days per week) back in the 80s. There were exceptions, of course. 125-130 was even better. Once you started getting close to 200, the law of diminishing returns kicked in, unless you were talking about a blockbuster hit like Lucy or...
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    Valerie/The Hogan Family: Any DVDs out there?

    During the summer prior to Harper’s departure, reruns had started climbing into the top 10. I also think it would have gone higher had she not left. It’s definitely odd they kept going. As you mentioned, it wasn’t a particularly highly-rated show. And it was off-brand for NBC at that point. But...
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    Valerie/The Hogan Family: Any DVDs out there?

    Yeah, there are no legal issues around ownership of this series (Harper does have profit points in the first three seasons, including the first Duncan season). It’s just not particularly popular given its change in format.
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    Petticoat Junction-Remaining Series on DVD?

    BH was a blockbuster hit, so local stations were willing to take all the episodes they could get. But with more modest hits like “My Three Sons” and “Petticoat Junction”, they didn’t necessarily want hundreds of episodes. And making those syndication packages color-only made them more attractive...
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    Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie rewatch

    I don’t think it’s him either. Robert Conrad didn’t exactly have the kind of ego to appear in the background of a scene, uncredited, without saying a word.
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    Petticoat Junction-Remaining Series on DVD?

    There’s an episode from the last season or two - can’t remember which one - where there‘s yet another possibility of the railroad shutting down, and Uncle Joe refers to the possibility of ”the girls” losing the hotel. Not Kate, but the girls. That pretty much confirms Kate’s fate. PJ would have...
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    Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie rewatch

    My guess is that it’s cheaper to use a standardized intro. You print it once and use it for everything.
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    Names misspelled in TV credits

    Sorry - double post.
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    Names misspelled in TV credits

    The 6th (or perhaps 7th) season premiere of “Beverly Hills, 90210” listed Jennie Garth as “Jenny Garth”. It was corrected for reruns, but I still have it on tape somewhere.
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    Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie rewatch

    Montgomery was a fine actress. But she was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy, not Best Comic Actress. There’s a difference. She was a great straight man, but was not particularly funny.
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    Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie rewatch

    I recognize that Bewitched at its peak (the first season or two) is a more sophisticated show and better written than Jeannie. But Bewitched ran far too long, and devolved into formula more quickly (basic plot: Samantha or one of her relatives is caught doing magic, and they pass it off as an...
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    Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie rewatch

    Yes, I remember those 1980s versions of Bewitched well. Only the color episodes were distributed, the season 5 theme was used for seasons 3-5 (the giveaway is that the twitch sound is the same as in the actual show) and show was reformatted so that the theme came before the cold open/teaser. I...
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    Happy Days question

    MeTV has shown one or two o those bumpers around season 7 or 8. They had them on Laverne & Shirley, too. I remember this one. Shirley: “There’ll be more fun when the commercial’s done. Hey Laverne, I made a rhyme!” Laverne, sarcastically: “Whoopee.”
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    Soap operas

    Have Dallas or Knots Landing shown up on HBO Max yet?
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    Petticoat Junction-Remaining Series on DVD?

    Yep - Bea was the main female voice on Looney Tunes (Granny; Marc Anthony’s owner; etc) until June Foray took over in the mid 50s. She had that lovely, distinctive voice.
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