Originally Posted by vaticanplum
I own all of 0 TV series on DVD, but I do think it's criminal that The Wonder Years has never been released. As I understand it it's a music rights issue. I think the producers can't get the rights to all the songs they used in the show at the time and they refuse to redo them. I respect that, but it makes me sad and I wish they could get it settled somehow. Such a great show and I'd really enjoy seeing it through adult eyes this time.
The Wonder Years was the first show I thought of when I saw this thread. I'll buy Wonder Years DVDs in a heartbeat if they ever become available. I understand that it is the music rights issue keeping it from being released.
I wish more seasons of Newhart would be released. The first season, which was probably its least accomplished, has been out for several years, and I bought it, but the other, better, seasons have never been released. I've seen that scenario repeated again and again. Often a TV show doesn't hit its stride until the second or third season, and therefore the later seasons are the ones fans really want, only to have only the initial season be released on DVD.