Visual Entertainment Inc. (VEI) of Canada has been behind some of the most-wanted TV shows put on DVD in recent years, with releases of Cagney & Lacey, In Search Of..., McMillan & Wife, Hell's Kitchen, The Invisible Man, Kate & Allie, Hardcastle and McCormick, Riptide, Gimme a Break!
and more. We've learned that in 2013 the studio is continuing with their plans for classic TV-DVD titles, and that one of their hoped-for offerings will be none other than Diagnosis Murder - The Complete Series
In 2006-2007, CBS/Paramount put out the first, second and third seasons of the series (starring Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Scott Baio and Michael Tucci), but they never finished. And this past June VEI themselves put out the Television Movie Collection
, with the show's 3 pilot telefilms and 2 post-series reunion telefilms. But now VEI plans to bring all 8 seasons of the classic show out in one big package (presumably along with the telefilms, but no word on if they'll be there for sure...OR the episode of Jake and the Fatman
where Dr. Sloan first appeared). This is a New Years' Eve heads-up exclusively for our readers; details, cost, date and packaging are all still to be decided upon...and that's assuming that no snags are hit, of course! As far as we know, VEI is still going through the masters, seeing what all the needed legal clearances will be, etc.; nothing is for-certain just yet. Stay tuned and we will fill you in as further developments occur.