In the wake of Mannix season 5 being announced, I thought I might look at some of CBS/P stalled shows and give my own opinion as to why each has stalled and the likelihood of CBS re-starting releases. Keep in mind these are only my opinions. Let me start by saying that I am thrilled (albeit surprised) that Mannix Season 5 is coming out so soon. Mannix is one of my favorite shows and its nice that sales have been so good that CBS wishes to continue releasing it. Now for the other shows: The Untouchables - This one confounds me. Sales of season 3 had to be extemely low for them to give up on it with only one season left. Chance of resuming release = Medium Cannon - Given two seasons and obviously sold poorly - Chance of resuming release = Low Barnaby Jones - See Cannon above only with one season - Chance of resuming release = Low Beverly Hillbillies - Another one I have difficulty understanding. This was a top 5 TV show during most of its run and has a very dedicated fanbase. I can't believe it sold that poorly. It wasn't topical (i.e. - Maude, All in the family) so it doesn't look dated. This one is a head scratcher. Chance of resuming release = High Happy Days - See above Hllbillies. Chance of resuming release = High Mod Squad - Must have sold very poorly and too topical. Looks very dated . Chance of resuming release = Low Love Boat - Very popular in its time and great guest stars. Must have simply been poor sales. Wouldn't give up on this one just yet. Chance of resuming release = Medium Love American Style - Too dated and topical. Chance of resuming release low. As far a the b/w series go (Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, Bilko), I feel that CBS has simply given up on all b/w series perhaps due to the fact they just do not fit with their demographic and look too old for the age groups that buy a lot of DVD"S Chance of resuming any of these releases = Low I know I missed some but you get the point . I just feel by and large that CBS has basically given up on most series pre 90's presumably for demographic reasons. Face it, many poeple buying a ton of DVD's are 20-40 amd they reallt have little interest in shows like Cannon or Bilko. Again, only my opinions!