Sports Night courtesy Shout Factory
How many times have you started collecting a series on DVD only to find it's been "stalled" because sales of the previous sets weren't good enough? It's probably happened to you at least once, more if you're a fan of classic TV. While there are many issues that contribute to a stalled series, we're not going to focus on those today; this is an upbeat article.
Yes, I'm here to tell you there's hope for your favorite "stalled" series! We (meaning Dave and I at TVShowsOnDVD.com) have been told a number of the larger studios have been shopping around their catalog of shows, including some of the "stalled" shows. The major studios are recognizing they have properties that are still desired, even when they can't fiscally justify releasing the sets themselves. They've now "seen the light," and are willing to license shows to the independents. We've already seen this happen in the past, with BCI getting
Wanted: Dead or Alive
from New Line, Anchor Bay/Starz getting some of the VH1 titles (
I Love New York
Flavor of Love
), and, more recently, Shout! Factory picking up
(though that had been released in its entirety).
While I'm not able to list some of the titles that have been shopped around, I can tell you that many fans will have frowns turned into smiles in the next year. There's some great, great stuff coming out (unfortunately the 1966
series isn't one of them). It's good to hold out hope for your favorite show because you never know what announcement will come tomorrow.
So, what are some of the "stalled" shows you hope to see resurrected by a smaller studio? -