Hazel - The Complete 1st Season came to DVD
in 2006 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, but further home video releases of the classic '60s sitcom have been stalled since then. Fans have been campaigning for quite some time now for the folks at Shout! Factory to pick up the rights to the remaining four seasons of the show, which starred Shirley Booth as the titular maid. Earlier today, Shout! DVD Producer Brian Ward leaked the word
that this longtime effort has been succesful at last!
Your voices have been heard, gang. A deal has been made. While we're nowhere near ready to put it onto the physical production schedule just yet, I can tell you that you will be able to hold S2 of Hazel in your hands sometime in 2011.
As I said in my reply to Brian over there on the studio message boards, this is GREAT news! We wanted to pass the news along to our readers today, and start spreading the word. But please keep in mind what Brian indicated: that this deal has just been made, that the producing of the DVDs for Season 2
hasn't begun yet, and so there's no word at this VERY early point as to what the street date will be, or any other specifics. Stay tuned, however, and we'll keep you updated as further developments occur!