Last year, tens of thousands of fans signed an electronic pledge to buy the show on DVD, should someone take a chance on re-releasing it. Last week, a company called Shout! Factory did, in a lavish, six-disk set that's packed with enough extras to satisfy the most over-the-top obsessive: all 18 episodes, many of them with multiple commentary tracks by the show's stars, stage parents, writers, fans, producers, and a self-flagellating NBC executive, Shelley McCrory, who admits, only half-jokingly, that her "soul died" when the series went off the air.
So if they can agree to buy a show that's already shot, it's a small step to buying a show that's not shot yet...
I hate to quibble, but isn't the date on the article April 16, 2004?
The point's still relevant, in any case.
Well, sure. But I only noticed it today. So in my universe, it only came into existence today. K?
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