Petticoat Junction-Remaining Series on DVD?

timk1041

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As am I, Leo. The show really picked up again late in S6 and throughout S7 and easily could have been renewed for an 8th season. And yes, I agree Meredith helped push it forward, along with the remaining cast, after the difficulty of losing Bea Benaderet.

Gary "having those McRae seasons on DVD would be really nice, but I've given up hope" O.
Never give up hope. You never know.
 
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Arthur Powell

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If my memory is correct, Meredith MacRae was brought in to do a partial "re-boot" of the Billie Jo character. The idea was that she and her equally new co-star Mike Minor would provide a musical element to the show that would eventually be the basis for a spin-off series (sort of a pre-Joanie Loves Chachi if you will). Various factors including Minor's real life romance with Linda Kaye Henning and Bea Benaderet's health problems precluded the development of this proposed show. However, the musical emphasis and the more mature characterization (in contrast to the more overtly comic and flirtatious Jeannine Riley and Gunilla Hutton) persisted. I prefer the earlier characterization myself, but MacRae was still a charming presence on the show.
 

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