Hoping for an initial announcement soon. $40 MSRP, probably $30 or so on street date at the B&M chains, sounds like a great deal to me.
Does anyone CTHV's general policy for releasing subsequent seasons: do they always do that, or only if the first sells well enough? I'd hate to only get the first two seasons of this excellent, under-rated show.
It's based on sales. I think Columbia TriStar (now Sony Pictures) has ditched more shows than any other company, so if you're a fan of this show then you should pick it up when it's released so we see more sets later.
I really enjoyed watching Newsradio when it was originally broadcast and in reruns on the A&E network. I've been looking forward to DVD release, but I'm actually going to hold off on buying this until I hear word about a season 3 release.
Sony has burned me before with their Just Shoot Me release last year -- a show I didn't think had much consumer interest so I thought Sony had adjusted that into their budget and release of the boxed set. Apperently they hadn't and I doubt their plans for future seasons. (Which is a shame because season 3 has one of my favorite episodes of any sitcom, "Slow Donny.")
So, I know that Sony (or pretty much any studio that isn't Paramount) waits to see the sales figures before committing to further sets, but I'm going to hold off and see if they make plans for season three... I don't mind waiting on Seasons 1&2 to buy them with Season 3.
I'd rate Newsradio in my top 5 TV shows. Other shows I'd rate that high would be Babylon 5, Buffy/Angel and Homicide: Life on the Street. I would guess you'd like it, but if you want to compare to my tastes, here's my collection.