July 5, 2005, 2:15 a.m. CST
I was getting nice and ready to watch an episode of "Ed" at 12/11 central on TBS today when, to my surprise, it wasn't there. Thinking that the holiday had facilitated an impromptu change of schedule, I proceeded to check the projected lineup for the next three days -- not a single episode of "Ed" in sight. It's been usurped by, of all things, an hour block of "Becker." Fucking "Becker." And just when the series was about to cycle back to its first, and best, season. Now more than ever, "Ed" needs a DVD release.
July 5, 2005, 2:35 a.m. CST
There are a few episodes available as "bonus features" on the DVDs of the two Daria TV-movies "Is It Fall Yet?" and "Is It College Yet?", but these episodes lack the original music (and IICY? is the cut-for-syndication version, to boot). If you happen to care enough, here's the URL for the central website dedicated to pushing for more Daria on DVD: http://www.the-wildone.com/dvdaria/ ..... There's a petition to sign, a form letter to mail, the usual stuff. If you're like me, and have fond memories of the show, take a few minutes to check it out. It's a good campaign, and the webmaster is in touch with Daria's creator, Glenn Eichler.
July 5, 2005, 2:40 a.m. CST
by L Ron Hubbard
Bakersfield P.D. gets my vote but I would also like to see Hooperman again. Even more so, "Frank's Place" and season sets of "Get a Life." For God's sakes, get those "Larry Sanders" sets out and the remaining "Upright Citizen Brigade" seasons. Plus we need a deluxe box set of "TV Funhouse."
July 5, 2005, 2:40 a.m. CST
Damn that theme song was catchy as hell.
July 5, 2005, 2:49 a.m. CST
Has everyone given up on the idea?
July 5, 2005, 2:57 a.m. CST
by Bungion Boy
I discovered last week that the animated series The Tick airs every night at 11 on the little noticed cable channle ToonDisney. It's not an extras-laden dvd, but it's a start and enough to tide me over for a few months.
July 5, 2005, 2:58 a.m. CST
Where the fuck is it???? What's with the world when we can get a TV release of some really shitty shows soon after they're cancelled, but we can't get a classic show like Dream on?
July 5, 2005, 3:26 a.m. CST
Stop giving us the business and put this on DVD or I'll clobber ya!
July 5, 2005, 3:28 a.m. CST
How about the first three seasons of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN? The show had the best credit sequence in the history of television, the cheesiest bigfoot, and the hottest Bionic Woman. "We have the technology" but where are the DVDs?
July 5, 2005, 3:28 a.m. CST
I see the bogus bootleg ones on eBay, but I want the real deal, baby!
July 5, 2005, 3:47 a.m. CST
by Hell's Cigarette
I would love to see a collection of all the Paula Marshall sitcoms/hourlongs...Cupid, Chicago Sons, Snoops, Cursed, Hidden Hills (throw in the guest spots on Spin City, Veronica Mars and Sports Night). Granted, this would never happen...but a guy can dream,can't he? It would go great with a Ted McGinley collection, wouldn't it?
July 5, 2005, 3:52 a.m. CST
by Incomplete Gamer
Ribbons, I noticed that Ed hasn't been recording (on my ReplayTV) lately ... but now I realize that you're right, Ed is Dead!! I had actually just started recording it over the last two weeks, I was just starting to really get into it. Just doesn't seem right. This would be the type of thing I would buy on DVD. Uggh.
July 5, 2005, 4:43 a.m. CST
i quite liked that show. Shame it was cancelled =(
July 5, 2005, 4:55 a.m. CST
Hooperman with John Ritter. The short-lived series Automan, Manimal and Blue Thunder. Tales of the Gold Monkey. Dark Skies. Fantastic Journey. Jeremiah s2. Season sets of The New Outer Limits. Seaquest. Trapper John M.D. Witchblade. The studios need to realise people ARE willing to buy these series if they price them right!
July 5, 2005, 6:44 a.m. CST
Also Dweebs & Witchblade
July 5, 2005, 7:18 a.m. CST
I came here to give my choice but L Ron Hubbard was well ahead of me. Truly one of the great unknown TV series. BTW anybody in UK who is always hearing about Wonderfalls on this site (and hasn't bought/downloaded it) it starts on Sky One this week (possibly tonight), Men I recommend watching it with your partner (if you have one) it gets better as it goes on so don't give up on it.
July 5, 2005, 7:21 a.m. CST
I've read the book but never got a chance to see Beau Bridges take on the classic Elmore Leonard character. Oh and Karen Sisco would be nice as well (being in the UK I have no idea if it was actually anything like a Leonard book but they are his characters, was it as good as it sounds?)
July 5, 2005, 7:26 a.m. CST
by Rapmaster C
needs to be on DVD now. And I'm talking season boxsets, not these silly ones with 3 or 4 mediocre episodes. Also, start releasing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in season boxsets as well. Come on, even the most cynical of you will leap for joy when you hear the immortal "Time for REAL Dragonzord power!" again.
July 5, 2005, 7:44 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
July 5, 2005, 7:46 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Best written sit-com in television history!
July 5, 2005, 7:50 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
I'm surprised this one isn't out yet.
July 5, 2005, 7:52 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
People want Ed before Quark??
July 5, 2005, 7:54 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Bend at the knee before the power that is LUCAN!
July 5, 2005, 7:57 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
One season. One package. Many happy consumers.
July 5, 2005, 8:01 a.m. CST
and no one cares anymore at all.(except to write snarky comments in blogs and talk back forums)
July 5, 2005, 8:32 a.m. CST
Release it now!! Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton were great in this 80's tv series. Anyone agree?
July 5, 2005, 8:41 a.m. CST
I also quite enjoyed the Bionic Woman. So much... pathos! Heh.
July 5, 2005, 8:44 a.m. CST
Now we just need to get the complete Michael Palin set over to the States--the Brits have it, did we not kick their ass in 1814? How dare we not have this?!?
July 5, 2005, 9:04 a.m. CST
I totally agree with the Six-Million Dollar Man DVD. Andre as Bigfoot
July 5, 2005, 9:17 a.m. CST
"All this mud wrestling has given us siatica. Siataca! Siataca!"
July 5, 2005, 9:33 a.m. CST
"Picket Fences" NEEDS to be released on DVD.
July 5, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST
why does herc even do this column? he should just post a link to tv shows on dvd...
July 5, 2005, 11:53 a.m. CST
do you concur foreignerbelt? I concur Hercules.
July 5, 2005, 12:17 p.m. CST
Or is this the wrong place to ask?
July 5, 2005, 12:48 p.m. CST
Where the Fuck is PARKER LEWIS: Can't Lose? I long for the day
July 5, 2005, 1:10 p.m. CST
But Daria and Clone High are some of my favorites. Original X-men Cartoon Pinky and the Brain The Weekenders (man, what an underrated cartoon) Fillmore! (this is a better detective show than Eyes...but its no Veronica Mars...AND IT'S A CARTOON!)
July 5, 2005, 1:42 p.m. CST
To lump it in the same category as Veronica Mars should be a crime. Sorry, but Tim Daly cashing in on the Spader antics surrounded by ameturish plot lines and characters barely reads as a show.
July 5, 2005, 1:43 p.m. CST
Why is this show not on DVD yet? This was one of the best shows ever. C'mon USA/ScFi, get your heads out of your asses and release it already.
July 5, 2005, 2:02 p.m. CST
And how about some old Saturday morning cartoons like Mighty Orbots, Dungeons & Dragons, Kidd Video, Galaxy High, and Spider-man and his Amazing Friends?
July 5, 2005, 2:43 p.m. CST
July 5, 2005, 3:01 p.m. CST
That excellent 80s-90s Blair Brown dramedy has been on my "crave" list for years now.
July 5, 2005, 3:10 p.m. CST
Need to get that show released on DVD, loved that show. Would also like to see SeaQuest released as well. One day hopefully.
July 5, 2005, 3:48 p.m. CST
Fantastic mid-90s drama from genius Paul Haggis. CBS committed a terrible crime when it denied us the 10th and final episode.
July 5, 2005, 5:41 p.m. CST
Isnt that the porn series about incest?
July 5, 2005, 9:14 p.m. CST
are tv gods. Good job on putting MSCL and Relativity on there. Relativity is pretty much my number 1 pick for most needed on dvd because it's never been rerun. The other 3 H/Z shows have been rerun numerous times on cable, but AFAIK Relativity has only seen the light of day once. You should add thirtysomething to your list too. A lot of people seem to hate that show for some reason, but it's actually a bit better than Relativity and MSCL because it actually stayed on the air for a few years. If MSCL had lasted a couple years it'd easily be the best TV show of all time.
July 5, 2005, 9:23 p.m. CST
Forgot to mention my second pick after Relativity would be Police Squad! I think it was actually on laserdisc, but I don't think it ever got a dvd release. Maybe I'm just weird, but I think PS! is 100 times better than the Naked Gun movies. PS! was on the same level of quality as Airplane!, but by the time Naked Gun was made, the Zucker's were already at the same level of crappiness they are today. Also, I love Mike White, but Pasadena was pretty mediocre. DH is 100 times as smart and funny as Pasadena was. They're not really even the same genre. DH is a comedy with some soap elements and some really great slice of life type moments. Pasadena was an over the top soap with a little bit of an undercurrent of dark comedy, but not really enough to ever give you a good laugh.
July 5, 2005, 9:30 p.m. CST
It is so very nice to find mentions of "The Weekenders", "Fillmore" and especially "Duckman". Also holding out for: "The Angry Beavers", "Fantasy Island" (w/Malcolm McDowell), "Penn and Teller's Sin City Spectacular", "The Chimp Channel", "Animaniacs", "Tiny Toons" and "Weird Science"...to name a few.
July 5, 2005, 9:41 p.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Cheryl's doctor puts sex off-limits until the time is right for conception; Jim eats crow to win a huge account from a blowhard potential client (Tom Arnold).
July 5, 2005, 10:46 p.m. CST
Space: Above and Beyond, Witchblade, MTV's Fear, Dark Skies and Brimstone to be released. I'd buy 6 Million Dollar Man and Beauty and the Beast if they came out too. Found out recently that Kindred the Embraced is available on DVD.
July 5, 2005, 10:54 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Gummi Bears, Duck Tales, Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin, Darkwing Duck...
July 5, 2005, 11:07 p.m. CST
You mean 3.x, don't you? At least that's what the link leads to.
July 5, 2005, 11:11 p.m. CST
You mean 3.x, right? Unless 3 and 4 are coming out together like 1 and 2 did...
July 5, 2005, 11:18 p.m. CST
Read on the TV On DvD website, that SAAB will be out this summer on DVD from Best Buy exclusively for a couple months then other retailers. No word on any extra features but there is this at least. Truly a show that deserved more then the dreaded Fox Friday Night Massacre's of the 90's such as Briscoe County, Jr. , Vr.5, The Visitor (had promise needed tweeking, hell even Strange Luck wasn't that bad. BTW, when your wife meets Shawn Cassidy in person touring her workplace and the first thing she blurts out is that her Husband Loved American Gothic, is that a good thing? Sure beats the hell out of "You were my first crush when I was 9" don't it? Supposedly doing a new HBO series he is, in the same sort of vein as Gothic? Who knows, just telling what I heard. Ok, return to the TV-DVD wish list postings. Have a good one All.
July 5, 2005, 11:27 p.m. CST
Ally McBeal? I'd love to own the first and second seasons on DVD. I can give or take the rest.
July 6, 2005, 12:56 a.m. CST
for shame, Herc. I know it has nothing to do with that Joss guy, but it can still be good if it isn't related to the buffyverse, can't it? (I know, you like the teenybopper shows too...)
July 6, 2005, 2:52 a.m. CST
Did someone miss it?
July 6, 2005, 4:16 a.m. CST
Definitely hope that short lived show gets the DVD call. Still waiting for Strange Luck and Wonderland though...
July 6, 2005, 10:06 a.m. CST
This show was killed after 9/11, but I think America is ready to see George threaten to punch Laura in the mouth again.
July 6, 2005, 10:44 a.m. CST
July 6, 2005, 11:28 a.m. CST
Didn't think the first try posted, so I wrote it twice... oh well. Anyway, DarthTaterSalad, I don't see anywhere on tvshowstodvd that SAAB is listed for any release date. It's not even mentioned anywhere I can find.
July 6, 2005, 2:14 p.m. CST
I watched most of the show up until the finale which was apparently shown during MNF, which I never watch. I thought it was a great show that needs to be on DVD! Also, I second Parker Lewis Can't Lose.
July 6, 2005, 2:48 p.m. CST
did I just pass over it when I was scanning the titles?
July 6, 2005, 2:54 p.m. CST
With the exception of Mission: Impossible, what are all of these? Fifteen years old or less? Sgt. Bilko a/k/a The Phil Silvers Show won some British award for best comedy series ever (over such home grown masterpieces as Fawlty Towers). Or how about some of the other espionage series from the 60s: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Get Smart, It Takes a Thief, Honey West, or my personal favorite, The Wild, Wild West? (I can't believe Baa Baa Black Sheep a/k/a The Black Sheep Squadron made it to DVD before The Wild, Wild West. Or for that matter, that The Munsters hit DVD before The Addams Family.) Where is Ghost Story a/k/a Circle of Fear? The Invaders? (Or any of the more straight "road" series
July 6, 2005, 9:55 p.m. CST
by Logo Lou
"The Real Ghostbusters," and "It's Your Move" just for kicks.
July 6, 2005, 11:42 p.m. CST
Your right no date was given in the announcement. Only says this Summer. Date it was posted is 6/12 That's all the info listed currently.
July 7, 2005, 2:41 a.m. CST
Fantastic puppet sf from Japan, originally called X-Bomber. At least you can get a pirate version on DVD now, but it deserves a proper release.Gimme.
July 7, 2005, 4:42 p.m. CST
And Adventures of Brisco Jr.... Crazy show.
July 7, 2005, 11:48 p.m. CST
by Grape Ape
The STAR TREK ANIMATED SERIES! Why isn't this one out or scheduled for release? Unlike most animated tv knockoffs of that era, the two Star Trek animated seasons at times equalled the quality of TOS. Several of the TOS writers scripted episodes (D.C. Fontanna and David Gerrod, both come to my mind. And also not mentioned: The original HB FANTASTIC FOUR animated series! What ammount of red tape is barring its release? Finally, the long forgotten BEATLES animated series, featuring stories inspired by classic Beatles tunes. They were all tiny proto music videos in their own right. Plus, there was a weekly sing-a-long feature. This should be out!
July 9, 2005, 12:33 a.m. CST
A Clone High DVD was announced back in January. Why don't you find out the release date for us Hercules... http://www.corusent.com/corporate/press_room/pressReleaseDetail.asp?id=785
July 9, 2005, 12:34 a.m. CST
3 South the second funniest MTV cartoon
July 9, 2005, 12:57 p.m. CST
Why wont they put out the remaining seasons UNCUT, and UN EDITED verisons of these two heavyweights!!!!
July 9, 2005, 3:21 p.m. CST
To Check out Corner Gas on DVD. Been watching it in syndication here in Canada (missed it when it first ran on CTV) but it is just too funny, even the episodes I've already seen. It's as rewatchable as the Simpsons, IMO. The premise: Popular comedian Brent Butt returns to small town Saskatchewan to portray the life he would have led had he gotten a real job - pumping gas at CORNER GAS