The WB (ended 2005)
|I definetly buy the DVD, I have all the episodes on tape but it's not the same, this series is/was great!! Let's hope we get what we want...|
If you don't have the complete series on tape from when it was shown, there are some great "bootleg" sets wandering around the web...I just bought one a few months ago on ioffer.com--I have to admit, it is in better quality than the broadcasts--all of the ads that the WB put at the bottom of the screen are NOT present...the network logo is, but not those darn ads! The shocker: the entire 22 episode series is on 2 DVDs, but they work UNBELIEVABLY well...broadcast quality at the worst! The last time I checked, the sellerstill hada few more copies left...they are only $25.00/set!
As far as a professional release goes, it was initially believed that Warner Bros. would release the series in late 2005, but that has obviously not materialized to date. IF the show is EVER going to be released, look for it in 2008--my theory: it's a presidential election year, just as the year when the show originally aired (2004-05)!
It is also interesting to note that "Jack and Bobby" is still being shown in some foreign markets...where 22 episodes is considered a long run! You can also listen to some of the original background music from the show on composer Blake Neely's site www.cowonthewall.com. This includes the seldom heard end credits theme (I only heard it once when the series finale was rebroadcast on TV Land in June 2005). Another odd fact about the showis that Greg Berlanti went on to create "Brothers and Sisters" for ABC, and Rob Lowe's recurring character on that show is none other than SENATOR ROBERT McCALLISTER!!!