Top 5 stalled shows you want to see completed

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  1. Gary OS

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    We haven't done this for a while so I thought I'd throw it out for discussion again. What are your top 5 stalled out/abandoned shows that you wish would be completed? If you have less than five go ahead and list them anyhow.
    1) Rawhide - For me it has to start with this series. It's been a huge favorite of mine and I really am heartbroken that CBS stalled this one out. The writing, acting and outdoor shooting that took place in this show is phenomenal and I'd like to see more.
    2) Leave it to Beaver - Thank you Shout Factory for making it possible for me to cross this one off the list!

    3) Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - It's unfathomable (no pun intended) that Fox has left this one sitting out there with only a half season remaining.

    4) Big Valley - This one doesn't sting quite as much as the others only because I have good prints off Encore Western. Still, I think this was the first show that was abandoned at the half-way point of a season. Thanks Fox.

    Best of the rest for me personally (and in no particular order):

    Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (I just want more of these - period)
    Lassie (ibid)
    Lone Ranger
    Love, American Style
    The Real McCoys
    Green Acres
    Beverly Hillbillies
    Petticoat Junction
    Happy Days
    Rifleman (I include this one because MPI never did get all the eps released)
    Naked City (same as above, only insert Image instead of MPI)
    Flipper
    McCloud
    Swamp Fox
    Elfego Baca
    Cheyenne
    Mr. Peepers
    Make Room for Daddy
    Chips (just wanted the 3rd season for the Christmas episode - errr)
    Dragnet
    Kojak
    Here Come the Brides
    The Lawless Years

    And on and on it goes. There are many others I could have listed, but these are enough to start with. What are your top 5?


    Gary "at this point in the game I really would prefer to see studios work on completing series rather than keep releasing new ones" O.
     
  2. Ian K McLachlan

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    Mine would be -

    1. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    2. Flipper
    3. Sliders
    4. Lassie
    5. Naked City
     
  3. Dave B Ferris

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    1. Hill Street Blues
    2. NYPD Blue
    3. Gunsmoke
    4. Have Gun Will Travel
    5. The Rifleman
     
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    1. Oliver's Twist

    2. The Fall Guy - I'm still not over the handling of Season 1. I would love to see the remaining seasons released, but only if going forward the original broadcast music is intact. Season 2 is where this series really took off with Markie Post.
     
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    1 Silver Spoons
    2 Mork & Mindy (probably not abandoned but at the very least stalled & I want the final season)
    3 The Fall Guy
    4 Growing Pains (the later season were better IMO)
    5 The Jeffersons

    also (in no particular order):

    All In The Family
    Beyond Reality
    Pit Pony
    Diff'rent Strokes
    Highway To Heaven
     
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    1. The Rookies
    2. Growing Pains
    3. Benson
    4. Welcome Back Kotter
    5. Fantasy Island

    Other shows that i would like to see continue/completed
    1. SWAT
    2. One Day at a time
    3. Knots Landing
    4. Too Close For Comfort
    5. Hotel

    I would even more happy to see shows like this released

    1. The Hogan Family
    2. Emergency +4
    3. Jabberjaw
    4. Speed Buggy
    5. Jeannie (the cartoon_
    6. New adventures of Gilligan
    7. Logan's Run TV Series
    8. Sierra
    9. Today's FBI
    10. Hooperman
    11. Three's crowd
    12. The Ropers

    There are many more, but, jist is that i like to see more of the 1960s/1970s and 1980s show released. I could not care less about today's tv shows and rather watch the classics.
     
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    Love American Style
    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    Bob Newhart Show
    Green Acres
    Rocky & Bullwinkle
     
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    Only one.

    NYPD Blue
     
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    1. Streets of San Francisco
    2. Fall Guy
    3. Rawhide
    4. Ozzie and Harriet (first 3 seasons)
    5. Love Boat
     
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    I have no particular ordering:

    - Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (season 2 cancelled last Fall so I would consider it stalled)
    - Hill Street Blues (bought the 2 pack on a whim a while back and had forgotten how good this was)
    - Big Valley
    - Rifleman
    - Lassie
    - Green Hornet (Williams/Lee)
    - Rawhide
    - Flipper
    - Petticoat Junction

    Dave B Ferris, HGWT Season 4, Volume 1 is coming out this Spring so you have one no longer stalled, and I thought it was stated that more Gunsmoke should be on the way as well.
     
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    Chips

    Flying Nun

    Rookies

    SWAT
     
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    The White Shadow
    Baretta
    Police Woman
    Family
    The Lawless Years
     
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    Forgot about Baretta, I need to add that to my list for at least the one season available.

    Another would be the Equalizer. I haven't seen it in a long time and know only one season is available.
     
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    Leave It To Beaver
    Growing Pains
    Amazing Stories
    Dream On

    While Three's Company was completed I would still love to have both spin-offs: The Ropers and Three's A Crowd.

    I would also like WB to start releasing their classic Hanna-Barbera sets again. Would love to more Huckleberry Hound, and shows like Atom Ant, Secret Squirrel, etc.
     
  16. David Lambert

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    You guys want Leave It To Beaver to be completed on DVD?

    YOU GOT IT! :)

    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Leave-Beaver-Season-3-and-The-Complete-Series/13258
     
  17. Gary OS

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    Wow! Thank you Dave Lambert!!!

    Well, I can cross that one off my list.

    Gary "the timing was uncanny" O.
     
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    Now how about Green Acres?
     
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    My list is:

    swat
    voyage to the bottom of the sea
    black sheep squadron
    kojak
    the rookies
     
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    Green Acres
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    any WB Show, like Welcome Back, Kotter, George Lopez Show, Drew Carey Show
     

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