Shout! Factory TV Series Status Page

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  1. TVonDVDJunkie05

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    Updated listing,


    Quincy, M.E. added to the list as Season 4 was released in December


    Status changes


    The following have all been changed to 'Abandoned' as there has been no word on any further releases


    Mister Ed (1 1/2 years since last release, does not appear as though the final season will be released?!)
    Police Story (only acquired the rights to one season and it apparently did not sell well)
    Police Woman
    The Rookies
     
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    Shame on Shout Factory to get us so close to completion in Mister Ed and then leave us 13 episodes short of completion.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. I'll have to hold on to my (mostly edited) off-air vhs transfers. Still p***ed off Room 222 was abandoned also!
     
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    You and me both. I know the video quality was crap but the show was so good that I'd happily take the rest of the series in that same condition.
     
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    I still don't understand why Shout! didn't release season six with season five given that season six is a short season. It is not like they haven't released a DVD set that had 39 episodes before (think seasons 3-6 of Leave it to Beaver).
     
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    Updated listing, Simon & Simon (final season released in January)
     
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    hey hey HEY!! Hello, We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on August 15, 2012 : Bill Cosby "Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids: The Complete Series" Estimated arrival date: July 01, 2013 - July 08, 2013 ... (actually, June 25, 2013 to be exact)
     
  8. TVonDVDJunkie05

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    Updated listing,

    The following were added to the list since the last update:

    Big Bad Beetleborgs
    Hey Dude
    MADtv (Season 2 was released in February)
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
    VR Troopers


    Status updates

    Diff'rent Strokes & Fantasy Island have been changed to 'Status unknown' as there has been no word on any further announcements. Shout! Factory has announced releases through the first half of 2013 and there has been no mention of any more seasons being released of either of these series.
     
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    It appears they no longer have their Sony license
     
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    Is that confirmed or just speculation?!

    It's possible that they only had the rights to a couple seasons of Diff'rent Strokes & Fantasy Island and are now in the process of acquiring the rights to more seasons?! I wonder what sales have been like for the seasons they released?

    I don't understand why Sony would allow them to acquire the rights to a couple seasons then decide that they are keeping the show to release themselves?! Thus far they have done very little with their MOD program (CBS hasn't done much with their MOD program either), so it doesn't make sense why they wouldn't allow Shout! to continue releasing these shows, especially if they have sold well?!
     
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    Well, I got the season Fantasy Island I wanted most (Season 3) but I wanted one more year to have the core era of the show's run. Now alas it and Love Boat are back to the abandoned category both.
     
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    Real bummer about Police Story as I really enjoyed that series.
     
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    Bummer about Love boat too. I've still got to pick up Season 2 volumes. Hoping complete sets will just surprise us on all these.
     
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    Or maybe there is a new deal with someone else?
     
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    What's up with Fridays? TsoD posted news that Shout was going to release it,back in January. We haven't heard a peep about this show,since.
     
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    ^ I will now be turning on email notification for this thread just to see if this question gets answered.

    And I just noticed Dobie Gillis is up for pre-order... but still no... Fridays... :(
     
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    Updated listing,

    The following were added to the completed list since the last update:

    Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (Complete series released on June 25)

    The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (Complete series to be released on July 2)
     
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    Just curious if Shout plans on completely abandoning classic TV releases after this month? Other than the releases of Dobie and Quincy this month, there appears to be nothing on their release schedule. They have stalled or abandoned EVERY other series they had in progress, so I wondering if they are done releasing classic series. It seems all they want to put out these days is 90's Nick kid shows. Not exactly classic TV, huh?

    PS - 5 will get you 10 Quincy will end up stalled eventually.
     
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    Interesting thought I hadn't considered. I hope not. So many shows we're already stalled once & picked up by Shout! Would a 3rd company step in?
     
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    Shout! definitely seems to have undergone a change in philosphy regarding their TV on DVD releases over the past year or so. Whereas in the past they would stick with a title that may not have had overwhelming sales for at least a few more seasons, or shift it over to Shout Select, now they seem to fold much quicker on shows that aren't big movers. They do have their Timeless Media division now so in theory they could license somewhat more recent titles than they normally do, but I think that's not very likely.
     

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