While this year has been an incredible and banner year for TV shows being released to dvd (many beyond my wildest dreams just one year ago), I have been mildly disappointed by some of the following recent announcements and non-announcements: 1) The strange Paramount delays that have affected some of my favorite and most anticipated dvds this year, such as the I LOVE LUCY SEASON 2 delay; the HOGAN’S HEROES delay (no explanation given); and now the ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW delay. 2) The Columbia Tristar delay of THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY (although this is lower on my list than most of the others). 3) The overall choices from Columbia Tristar. They are probably at the bottom of my list because of all the major companies they seem to be the least likely to delve deep into their archives and give us season sets of great shows like FATHER KNOWS BEST. Yet they seem to have no problem releasing more recent, excuse the term, “garbage”. 4) The lack of info from Fox concerning the other Irwin Allen products they own. I realize a recent thread concerning VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA was worded strongly, but I must admit I’m disappointed that we haven’t heard some news on this wonderful series from Mr. Staddon or someone at Fox. 5) Some of the recent WB announcements in their HB cartoon sets are a bit puzzling to me. I was fine with the Looney Toons sets as well as the FLINTSTONES, JETSONS, JQ, and SCOOBY DOO sets. But I find the recent announcements for JOSIE/PUSSYCATS and WACKY RACES strange. Not that they are bad picks, just ones that should have been left for later on, as there are more solid cartoons from the HB stable. On top of that, I was under the impression that when they released their TOM & JERRY set, it would be complete. But that is not the case. How long will we have to wait to have all those classics? 6) There are still many favorites of mine that I’m awaiting news on, such as PERRY MASON; THE FUGITIVE; LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (the passing mention from Universal’s booklet isn’t enough); THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN; FATHER KNOWS BEST; the IRWIN ALLEN SHOWS (especially Voyage); DAVEY & GOLIATH (sets that their website mentioned last year would be coming soon); more KROFFT shows; and many, many more. Let me close by saying I’m not here to start flame wars. I’m appreciative of all we have seen this year. But I thought it would be interesting to see if anyone else has been disappointed with any TVonDVD news or non-news this year. Gary “really bummed with all the news about delays within the last week – especially TAGS and HOGAN” O.