I am revisiting this issue because while I understand the previously stated reasons and rationale for the "dual track" release patterns for these three shows, it would be be nice if NBC/Universal would develop some sort of consistency. It is my hope that this thread will be visited by the fantastic at Tvshowsondvd.com so that they may be able to get some answers. Let me preface this by stating that I intend to buy every season of L&O, SVU and CI. To recap for those joining us late to the debate L&O Season 1 was released in October 2002. Season 2 was released 19 months later in May 2004. In between, Season 1 of both SVU and CI were released in October 2003. Sometime in Spring 2004 it was announced that the release schedule would change and instead of staying in sequential order in Sept 2005 they would be releasing the "current" season of each show to capitalize on advertising for the new fall season. So we got L&O Season 14, SVU Season 5 and CI Season 3. It was explained either officially or unofficially that there would be dual release tracks(meaning both old season and new seasons on separate schedules) In May 2005 L&O season 3 was released without any sign of the other two spinoffs. Last week Season 2 of SVU was released without any word about CI Season 2 (The only season missing to complete the set). Moreover this year they did not release the "current seasons" in September this year. They have announced Season 4 of L&O to be released in December. While I applaud the apparent schedule acceleration of the original series, which is the one I want the most anyway, my simple question is: IS THERE A PLAN AT ALL and if so WHAT IS IT ? Barring an announcement in the near future, it appears that they have abandoned their "current seasons" plan. Why is it so hard to release 3 to 4 season of each show per year ?