Teenage idol Bobby Sherman got his professional music and television start on Shindig
, but his best-known TV show is probably Here Come The Brides
. This 1968 ABC series also starred David Soul (Starsky & Hutch
), Robert Brown (Primus
), Joan Blondell (The Real McCoys
) and Mark Lenard ("Sarek" of Star Trek
). The show ran for 2 seasons, each with 26 hour-long episodes. For those of you who don't know, the premise was that the Bolt brothers would bring 100 marriageable ladies to Seattle with the idea that they would marry them off to their logging crew. But should any of the ladies leave, or if the logging crew fail to meet their quotas, then the sawmill owner (Lenard) would take the Bolt brothers' logging operation over...and their entire mountain along with it!
Sharp-eyed reader Eric Dahl has spotted that Bobby Sherman's website has a mention in their what's new section
(scroll down past the pics of the baby and the proud parents) that Here Come The Brides
is looking like there's a good chance it will come to DVD in 2006. Sherman says, "I have been inundated with questions regarding a leak that HCTB may be released on DVD early next year. It is way too early to make an official announcement because the plans are in early development. I can say though that all the fan petitions, emails and letters definately forced Sony/Columbia to look seriously into releasing this wonderful show.
Sherman injects a note of reality into this news, though. He quotes an e-mail from Sony (in response to his inquiry about these DVDs) that clearly says they aren't ready to talk - or make any promises - just yet: "I am responding to your email regarding HERE COME THE BRIDES release on DVD. We're unable to provide answers to your questions and we don't have any details to report as of yet. Sony will issue an official press release when the release date is determined. Until that time we're not allowed to comment on the status of the DVD.
" So, while it sounds good from a rumor point-of-view, bear in mind that Sony is still in the decision-making phase about the prospects of this release, and they haven't made any final decisions yet that we're aware of. Stay tuned, though, and we'll inform you if we hear any more!
It should be noted that we were informed that the BobbySherman.com "official" site is actually a fansite run by a webmaster named "April," and that the quoted text was most likely April speaking in the first person, rather than Bobby Sherman himself. Since that site's news post did not clarify who the "I" represents, we had no way of understanding who exactly we were quoting. Nevertheless, TVShowsOnDVD regrets any errors of this nature.