Crystal Ball time once again!

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  1. Kyrsten Brad

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    I catch the "Our Miss Brooks" radio shows on SiriusXM Radio Classics. Would love the TV shows.
     
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    I am loving OUR MISS BROOKS on MeTV, silly as it is. I can watch Eve Arden in anything, and this, to me, is the finest work Gale Gordon ever did on screen.
     
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    Lee Grant debuts in Episode 104 and departs in Episode 199. If the next two releases collectively cover, as with the last two, 64 more episodes, her arc would be far from complete.
     
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    Thanks for that info, Jackson...wow, looks like it would take another 5 or so volumes to complete Lee Grant's story arc...
     
  5. Stephen Bowie

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    Grant appeared intermittently (credited a total of 68 times) between episodes 104 and 199 (August 1965 through March 1966). So if Shout is doing two more sets of about 32 episodes each, that wouldn't get near the end of her storyline.

    Once Peyton Place started hiring name guest stars like Grant or Susan Oliver or Gena Rowlands, they tended to book them for 50 or 60 episode blocks, which meant that those storylines tended to get wrapped up pretty hastily as they got close to losing the actor. I guess it's technically accurate to say that Peyton Place had seasons in the sense that every TV season had a formal start date sometime in September, I've never found any evidence that seasonal divisions meant anything to either the studio or the network (i.e., they didn't promote specific episodes as season premieres or season finales, or try to conclude or begin storylines on that timeline). There are occasional points where they wrap up several storylines at once, or even do a time jump of a few weeks, but those don't occur often enough to be useful markers for splitting up the show into DVD sets of this size. One of the writers told me that storylines would end whenever Paul Monash got tired of them, and apart from accommodating cast departures (planned or unplanned), I suspect that was true.

    Assuming another pair of DVD releases goes up to around episode 128 - about a month into the second "season" - I'm looking at my notes and I don't see an obvious narrative stopping point anywhere in that vicinity.
     
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    For some reason, the radio shows aren't dumb like the TV shows. For the TV version, you have to turn your brain off before watching.

    Also, on the radio, you can picture other students walking around in the halls. On the cheap TV show, it's surrealistic when all you ever see (with very rare exceptions) are three students (Walter Denton, Harriet Conklin, and sometimes "Stretch" Snodgrass).
     
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    Reminds me about Camp Runamuck, a show about a kids camp where you never saw the kids. Wonder where they got that bright idea from.
     
  8. Neil Brock

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    I see another big Time Life release coming, of a similar nature of their last big one.
     
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    Rowan and Martin's Laugh in perhaps?
     
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    I suppose it's more Carol Burnett then.
     
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    Or more Hee Haw? As i know a new set is forthcoming in early June from them.
     
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    Similar definition: resembling without being identical

    No, its not more of the same show.
     
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    Actually, there's another show coming which I forgot to mention. I see a show, similar in format to a classic series, much admired on this forum. Independently owned.
     
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    Would "oh, Como on!" be an appropriate response to that newly mentioned series?
     
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    That's what I thought, Movin' On, sort of a seventies Route 66, costarring Frank Converse, now suddenly hot with the upcoming Coronet Blue release.
     
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    You mean a Perry Como show?

    James
     
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    Como-owned, yes.
     
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    Ron1973 Beverly Hillbilles nut extraordinaire

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    It's available on Hulu, though less than pristine masters are shown. It seems like a pretty good show.
     
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    Run for your life???? finally???
     
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