Tuesday, August 26, 2014

“For Hire” Soon For Sale

Although the first four (of seven) television movies inspired by Robert B. Parker’s novels about Boston private eye Spenser have been available in DVD format for some time now, the 1985-1988 ABC-TV series, Spenser: For Hire, starring Robert Urich and Avery Brooks, has been gathering dust, waiting for its own release. But it appears that wait is finally coming to an end.

TV Shows on DVD reports that Warner Archive Collection recently offered a novel spin on the widely publicized ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in order to announce the coming debut of Spenser: For Hire--The Complete First Season (22 episodes). “The title isn’t up for pre-order yet, so we don’t have a date or a cost for you right now,” the site explains. However, the cover art can be seen in a video here.

UPDATE: There’s now a link to Spenser: For Hire--The Complete First Season on the Warner Archive site. The set is priced at $39.95.


Gerald So said...

Hi, Jeff.

I was able to go to a product page for the Season 1 set this morning (8/26):


Lee Goldberg said...

Bought mine, too. It should be arriving on Tuesday. The DVD release is LONG overdue. It's one of the best PI series ever on TV, and I am not just saying that because I wrote for the show. That said, I hope this set does well -- I want them to release seasons 2 & 3 so I have some pristine copies my episodes!


Anonymous said...

Warner Brothers has showed little interest in releasing Seasons 2-3 of Spenser: For Hire on DVD.

Could you please show your support of wanting the rest of the series by signing this petition?



Lee Goldberg said...

Where's the petition???