Summary of "Season 7 (Shout! Select) - Nearly there...": I love that this show is almost done, especially since it's been a long road to get this close to the finish line. The first season did poorly for Universal, so they put it in the pile of stuff abandoned. The Shout! Factory came along and licensed it, but demand dropped to the point where they couldn't get it into stores anymore. Thankfully Shout! has their "Shout! Select" line where they sell direct to consumers - regular pressed discs, not DVD-Rs - and they continued with season 5 onwards. I have to think that since we're this close, the series will be completed, but we'll just have to wait and see.
Though it's a bit cheesy now, I had fun watching the set. My wife even got hooked into watching a few episodes with me, though she'd always be commenting on the hairstyles the women had. I don't care about the hair, the way they dress, or the lack of cell phones. I like the show because it's fun, and because when Rick and AJ fight it reminds me of fights with my brother.
Summary of "Season 2 - Welcome back, Simon bros!": I'm thrilled that Shout! Factory picked up Simon & Simon, but now it's up to the fans to ensure the show survives on DVD by picking this up. Simon & Simon took me back to my childhood, and entertained me for many, many hours. It's a fun show, and is one of the top 80s P.I. shows on my list. (read entire review)
A General Retail Release for 'Season 6' DVDs as Shout! Sells it 'Wide'
All 22 Original One-Hour Episodes From 1986-1987! Rick (Gerald McRaney, Jericho) and A.J. (Jameson Parker, JAG) have their work cut out for them in Season Six when a rival private investigation firm moves... (read entire news item)
A General Retail Release for 'Season 5' DVDs as Shout! Sells it 'Wide'
All 24 Original One-Hour Episodes From 1985-1986! From San Diego to San Francisco, detective brothers Rick (Gerald McRaney, Jericho) and A.J. Simon (Jameson Parker, JAG) have their hands full as they... (read entire news item)
The 8th and Final Season is Scheduled as a 'Shout! Select' Set
All 13 Original One-Hour Episodes from 1988-1989! Rick (Gerald McRaney, Jericho) and A.J. (Jameson Parker, JAG) are back for the concluding season of the thrilling '80s P.I. classic, Simon & Simon. The... (read entire news item)
'Season 7,' the Next-to-Last Season, Comes from Shout! In October
Rick (Gerald McRaney, Jericho) and A.J. (Jameson Parker, JAG) are back for another season of sleuthing around San Diego in Season Seven of the classic '80s detective drama Simon & Simon. This season finds... (read entire news item)
Season 6 Announced for Feb
Rick (Gerald McRaney, Jericho) and A.J. (Jameson Parker, JAG) have their work cut out for them in Season Six when a rival private investigation firm moves in next door and threatens to shut down Simon... (read entire news item)
We've Got the Scoop on Shout! Select's Shipping Date for 'Season 6'! **UPDATE: Hold Off on the Celebration**
The sixth season of Simon & Simon (out of eight total) ran for 22 episodes in 1986-87, and included guest stars such as Belinda Montgomery, Anne Lockhart, Nancy Kulp, Daphne Reid, Elisha Cook Jr., Lew... (read entire news item)
High-Res 3D Package Art for Shout! Select 'Season 5' Set
Yesterday we passed along the word that Simon & Simon - Season 5 is indeed coming from Shout! Factory's "Shout Select" program on July 20th. This means it won't be available in stores (because the stores... (read entire news item)
Details and Box Art for Season 5, a 'Shout! Select' Online Title
All 24 Original One-Hour Episodes From Season Five than ran on CBS 1985-1986.
From San Diego to San Francisco, detective brothers Rick (Gerald McRaney, Jericho) and A.J. Simon (Jameson Parker, JAG)... (read entire news item)
Shout! Reveals Availability Date for Season 5 on DVD
Following last month's DVD release to stores of Simon & Simon - Season 4, fans have already begun wondering when the fifth season of the show will be available from Shout! Factory. The studio's run into... (read entire news item)
The Season 4 Set is On the Way to DVD This Spring!
Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker are back as Rick and A.J., when Shout! Factory releases Simon & Simon - Season 4 on April 6th. The new 6-disc, 1050-minute set will include all 21 episodes (including... (read entire news item)
Details, Pricing and Package Art for Shout!'s Season 3 DVDs
23 Original One-Hour Episodes From 1983-1984 Explosions, bar fights, stakeouts, bikini-clad blondes, car chases and more explosions - Simon & Simon was primetime '80s action at its best. Airing from 1981... (read entire news item)
Season 3 DVD Set Will Heat You Up Late This Summer!
Following up on their release of the second season this past February, we've learned that Shout! Factory has penciled in a release date for Simon & Simon - Season 3 on DVD! Fans won't have to wait two... (read entire news item)
Preview Video Clips for Simon & Simon - Season 2
This week has marked Shout! Factory's release of Simon & Simon - Season 2 on DVD, a title fans have been anxiously waiting for. We're sure a lot of you have already run out and buy it, but other fans... (read entire news item)
Official Studio Press Release for Simon & Simon - Season 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The long-awaited Season Two of the classic '80s
Action-packed series finally hits the shelves!
SIMON & SIMON:
Featuring all 22 Original One-Hour Episodes,... (read entire news item)
Bonus Episode is the Bonus Material for Shout!'s Simon & Simon - Season 2
We've gotten word about the bonus material that Shout! Factory will include on their long-awaited February 10th DVD release of Simon & Simon - Season 2. Our sources say that fans shouldn't look for cast... (read entire news item)
Shout! Sends over Simon & Simon - Season 2 Cover Art
At the beginning of October we had the scoop that Shout! Factory had licensed the rights to Simon & Simon - Season 2 from Universal Studios, and was scheduling a DVD release for February 10th. If the... (read entire news item)
Could Simon & Simon be Un-Stalled on DVD? We've Got the Scoop!
The number of stalled series which are returning to DVD with new releases continues to grow! The folks at Shout! Factory have worked hard in acquiring licenses for this purpose, too, including yesterday's... (read entire news item)
Season 1 Cover Art Changed
We had a number of people point out a small error on the Simon & Simon packaging when we posted it last week. The bottom right image showed Tim Reid between the Simon brothers, but Reid didn't join the... (read entire news item)
Artwork for Season 1
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released artwork for the first season of Simon & Simon, due to be released on October 10. Here's a look at the art: (read entire news item)
It's Official: Simon & Simon Season Set On-The-Way!
As we've reported, Simon & Simon - Season 1 is finally coming to DVD on October 10th. You'll get 13 episodes (11 hours, 20 minutes) on 4 single-sided DVDs for $39.98 SRP. Video is full frame, and audio... (read entire news item)
New(er) date for season 1
Our retail friend dropped us another line regarding the first season of Simon & Simon. We were originally told that it would be out on September 5th, but the new date being tossed around is October 10,... (read entire news item)
Join the Simon brothers this September
This shouldn't be any surprise to people that have watched the "Great 80s TV Flashback" featurette on numerous Universal TV releases, but Simon & Simon is heading to DVD. We've heard from a reliable retail... (read entire news item)
Crossover Episode with Magnum P.I. on Magnum - S1 DVDs!
Simon & Simon fans who also enjoy Magnum P.I. will certainly like this news! The 2nd season of Simon & Simon opened with the second half of a two-part story, that concluded a crossover with a Magnum... (read entire news item)