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Old 04-19-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default Season DVDs labeled as "The Final Season" without specifying the season number

There have been instances of DVDs of TV shows whose last season was released as "The Final Season" without specifying the season number on the cover art of the box (on the front or on the back). Here are several examples:

* The Andy Griffith Show (8)
* Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (5)
* The Brady Bunch (5)
* The Odd Couple (5)
* Taxi (5)
* Sabrina The Teenage Witch (7)
* Frasier (11)
* Girlfriends (8)
* Everybody Hates Chris (4)

And there have been instances of DVDs of TV shows whose last season was released as "The Final Season" and have specified the season number (such as "The Sixth and Final Season").
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Other examples of season DVD released as "The Final Season" or "The Complete Final Season" with no specification of the season number anywhere on the front cover are:

Adam-12 (7)
Beauty and the Beast (1987 version) (3)
Beverly Hills 90210 (10)
Brotherhood (3)
Charmed (8)
CSI: Miami (10)
The Dead Zone (6)
Dennis the Menace (4)
Designing Women (7)
Fraggle Rock (5)
Friday the 13th: The Series (3)
Ghost Whisperer (5)
The Guardian (3)
HawthoRNe (3)
Laramie (4)
Mannix (8)
Medium (7)
Melrose Place (7)
Newlyweds Nick and Jessica (3)
Numb3rs (6)
Queer as Folk (3)
Saving Grace (4)
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (4)
7th Heaven (11)
Soul Food: The Series (5)
S. W. A. T. (2)
Tales From the Darkside (4)
The Tudors (4)
ThirtySomething (4)
The Virginian (as The Men From Shiloh) (9)
Walker, Texas Ranger (8)
War of the Worlds (2)

Usually, it would be CBS DVD/Paramount Home Entertainment which makes these kind of mistakes. Shout Factory has also started to make the same mistake.

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Here are examples of front covers of DVD in which the season number is not specified:



"Designing Women: The Final Season". Supposed to say "Designing Women: The Complete Seventh Season" like the other six seasons.



"Taxi: The Final Season". "Taxi:The Fifth Season" ot "Taxi:The Fifth and Final Season".
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I can't believe how deplorable, insensitive, and mean-spirited CBS / Paramount Home Entertainment can be sometimes with their "Final Season" DVDs of TV shows.
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It lists the season number on the spine for The Odd Couple, Gomer Pyle, and the Brady Bunch. It should be better marked but at least it is on somewhere. I am looking at the final season of Andy Griffith and I can't find a season number on it anywhere
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I also think its unnecessary to call the sets "the official" season, or "the complete" season. Just call it (Whatever the Show Is) season 1, season 2...etc.
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I also think its unnecessary to call the sets "the official" season, or "the complete" season. Just call it (Whatever the Show Is) season 1, season 2...etc.
I think having official is fine. Some shows like The Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza have had a lot of public domain releases so having official differentiates it from the PD releases.
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The eleventh season DVD of Frasier was released as "The complete final season."
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The final seasons of Frasier and Walker, Texas Ranger were released first, followed by the rest of their seasons in chromological order.

This has also happened to "Lie to Me", despite not being a CBS/Paramount show (it was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and aired on the FOX), its season three was released as "the complete final season" and not "the complete third season". And this also happened to "The Cleaner" (its second season) as well. The Cleaner aired on A&E was produced by CBS Paramount Television.

What is wrong with CBS DVD / Paramount Home Entertainment? They need to stop forgetting the final seasons' season number and acting like they do not want the fans to know which season the last season is. Why do they need to keep doing this?
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The final seasons of Frasier and Walker, Texas Ranger were released first, followed by the rest of their seasons in chromological order.

This has also happened to "Lie to Me", despite not being a CBS/Paramount show (it was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and aired on the FOX), its season three was released as "the complete final season" and not "the complete third season". And this also happened to "The Cleaner" (its second season) as well. The Cleaner aired on A&E was produced by CBS Paramount Television.

What is wrong with CBS DVD / Paramount Home Entertainment? They need to stop forgetting the final seasons' season number and acting like they do not want the fans to know which season the last season is. Why do they need to keep doing this?
It is annoying. I remember Frasier's final season came out before the last few seasons were released. I believe season 10 of Friends came out before the previous few seasons too.
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I think having official is fine. Some shows like The Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza have had a lot of public domain releases so having official differentiates it from the PD releases.
Good point! The Lucy Show, is another example. I see now why CBS uses "official" in their discription. Many of the general public may not be aware of the difference.
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If the word "final" were an ordinal number in linguistics, then would the word "finalth" make sense, as in "the complete finalth season"?

I don't think so.
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Great, now Shout Factory is starting to make the same mistake on the last Seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (10) and Simon & Simon (8).
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The latest in a line of No-Final-Season-Number Tv show DVDs: Simon & Simon: Season Eight



It's not fair. If I forget the season number on these DVDs, there would also be the potential for low sales. Whoever at the home entertainment companies who even suggests these names, or whoever does the cover arts, needs to be fired.
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Added to the list is the sixth and last season of "Have Gun-Will Travel" - volumes one and two.
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