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Series' That You Hope Get Completed

We've all had series we loved began on dvd. They put out a season or two, but then stop. It is years, if at all, if any of the rest of it gets released. It's a shame, too. A lot of our favourite series get started but then peter our. We saw it with Perfect Strangers (one of my absolute favourite shows of all time), Ghostwriter, and plenty of others.

Another of my favourite shows is Family Matters. Luckily, we've had the first season, with the second season coming out in February. Hopefully, they'll finish the series as it got much better the longer it was on...well, except for the last season and a half or so.

What are some shows that you love that were started on dvd, but never finished or WERE finished but years later ?
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For Starters

Barnaby Jones

Cannon

Charlie's Angels

Early Edition

The Flying Nun

Highway to Heaven

Ironside

Marcus Welby, M.D.

The Mod Squad

Quincy M.E.

The Streets of San Francisco

Touched by an Angel
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I'll start with the series' that started and had a long-delay-in-releases but WERE finally finished....
Boy Meets World(1st 3 seasons were released within a year,then a 5 year delay,before finally releasing Seasons 4-7 within a year)
Fresh Prince of Bel Air(1st 4 seasons released within 18 months,followed by a 4 year delay for Season 5,then a 1 year delay for Season 6)
Spin City(The shortest time-delay-1st 3 seasons in a year then a 15 month delay before releasing Seasons 4-6 within 10 months)

Then the ones that still aren't complete....
New Adventures of Old Christine(1st 2 seasons released in 5 months,followed by a 2 year delay to get On-Demand releases of Seasons 3 & 4 within 5 months,and now a 13 month delay for a release of Season 5)
Clarissa Explains It All(Season 1 released in 2005,and now 7 years later,and still nothing)
Mad About You (Seasons 1 & 2 were released within 6 months,then a 4 year delay for season 3,followed by 3 year delay before Season 4 & 5 were released within 5 months,and now 1 year 2 months later and STILL no Season 6 & 7)
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The Untouchables
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I started watching 10 Items or Less for the tv challenge. I thought it had just ran for 2 seasons, as the only dvd release for it was a combo pack of the first two seasons. As it turns out, there was a 3rd season that aired back in 2009. No sign of that on dvd as of yet.
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All unfinished - There's little hope for some on this list, mainly due to music licensing, but several could be finished easily:

At Last the 1948 Show
Better off Ted
Beverly Hillibillies, The
Bob Newhart
Champions
Do Not Adjust Your Set
Drew Carey Show, The (Music licensing)
Greene Acres
Just Shoot Me
King of the Hill
Man about the House (British)
Murphy Brown (Music licensing)
My Hero (British)
Newhart
Petticoat Junction
The Lone Ranger
Weird Science
Whose Line is it Anyway? (British)
WKRP (Music licensing)
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Only one for me, Family Ties.

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Poltergeist: The Legacy. Amazon has Season 2 but they won't let go of their $60 price tag, occasionally they knock it down a couple of bucks (their idea of a sale), but I'll never pay that much for it. Don't know what ever happened to the rest of the series. -kd5-

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Dream On. Not gonna happen but would love if it did.
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Adventures of Pete & Pete
Whos The Boss
Perfect Strangers

Theres more, but those 3 are tops.
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Five Mile Creek
The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Mysteries
Animaniacs
Tiny Toons Adventures
Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
SCTV
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Right now I am hoping they complete Superboy's live action TV series.
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Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Charlie's Angels, Bob Newhart Show, Sigmund Sea Monsters

Edit: One Day at a Time, Maude

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I must be really weird, but I never watched WKRP for the music. They never played full songs anyways. They'd start a song, but turn it off so that we could hear the characters talk. That's what the show was all about. The characters and the funny situations they would get into.
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Isn't there a complete series box set of Bob Newhart Show?
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Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
I must be really weird, but I never watched WKRP for the music. They never played full songs anyways. They'd start a song, but turn it off so that we could hear the characters talk. That's what the show was all about. The characters and the funny situations they would get into.
Then you're missing much of the humor of the show. It was the many music removals which changed the show dynamic and/or caused jokes to fall flat that are at issue. A prime example is in "Turkeys Away" - Mr. Carlson enters the sound booth while Pink Floyd's "Dogs" is being played.

Carlson: What's the name of that orchestra?
Fever: Pink Floyd
Carlson: Oh, so that's Pink Floyd. Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?
Fever: I do.
Carlson: (Reads album jacket) Here's a thing called "Pigs on the Wing", what's that sound like?
Fever: I don't do requests.

That sublime scene was cut because it was too expensive to license the song and substitute music would have caused the joke to fail. Did the excise cause the episode to be less funny? Arguably, yes but it's a funny episode anyway.

Later in that episode "It Came Out of the Sky" by Creedence Clearwater Revival was played by Fever right after the live shot with Les Nessman. It was cut. While it's nothing truly significant it added to the humor of the situation.

In "A Date With Jennifer", “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner was being played as Les was getting ready. It was replaced.

"Fly me to the Moon" on Jennifer's doorbell was replaced.

There are many more such examples. Much of the cut/substituted music was of the type where the song title and/or lyrics played directly into or enhanced a scene. While mostly subtle it's one of "the little things" that made the show so funny. Music which had no bearing on the episode wouldn't be much of an issue with most but what was removed, in many cases, was plot driven and could be major. Most major fans want unedited or nothing. While consider myself to be a "major fan" I'm in the minority as far as future releases with cuts as I'd like to see the rest of the series, even if it has to be edited, simply because it's funny. Don't get me wrong - I'd much prefer unedited shows but if it's edited or nothing, I'll take edited.

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Isn't there a complete series box set of Bob Newhart Show?
No. Fox has released only 4 of the 6 seasons. While Amazon has pre-order listings for S5 and S6 there is no streat date and there are no known plans for these releases. They appear to be there for someone (Fox? - Third party?) to gage if there is enough interest to actually proceed with those releases.
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I really wish that Disney would release the rest of Duck Tales and Chip N' Dale: Rescue Rangers.
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I'd really like to see some american company put out Are You Afraid Of The Dark. It came out in canada, but it's like 100 dollars per season....and used, a lot of the time. I grew up with Newhart (the one with the inn) so I'd like to see the rest of that come out. And of course, the last season of Pete And Pete and the rest of Clarissa Explains It All (especially Clarissa.) And I'm sick and tired of random episodes of Power Rangers. I'd really love to see proper season sets. Mainly the first 10 years.
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Amazing stories
big valley
boomtown
happy days
hill street blues
love american style
make room for daddy
maude
mork and mindy
muppet show
my three sons
nypd blue
rhoda
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New Outer Limits.

I think the whole was series was released in Canada, but it was the censored version of the show.
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SeaQuest 2032
A Different World
Animaniacs & Tiny Toon Adventures
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King Of The Hill, I would do anything for FOX to bring out the rest of them. We still haven't got the final two seasons of The Fresh Prince here yet, I don't really feel like importing them from Holland for double the price just in case we do end up getting them.

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