Help Me Come Up With a Word or Phrase for this Situation

Remember Sniglets, which are “words or phrases that don’t appear in the dictionary, but should”? I need one, for this situation (which wasn’t possible back in the 80’s when Sniglets became a thing):

Seasons 1, 2, and 3 of Awesome TV Series are out on DVD/ available On-Demand/ available for streaming on Hulu/Netflix, etc.

Season 5 of Awesome TV Series begins April 4th.

What can we say about the situation describing Season 4? “DVD Purgatory” is the best I’ve been able to come up with, but surely there’s something better.

What say you, Straight Dopers?

Awaiting home release? Coming soon to DVD? Don’t most TV series have their previous seasons available before the new one starts airing? (Sometimes being released the *same *week.)

Or are you describing something in which Season 4 will *never *be released for some reason?

No I’m describing the situation in which Season 4 won’t be available until a period of time after Season 5 has begun airing. It’s happened.

“Not out yet. Damn!”

Network Brutality

I would call it a season gap, as in “I wanted to catch up on the series before the new season began, but there’s currently a [one] season gap in availability.”

Netflix Purgatory works for me - it’s your penance for binge-watching the first three seasons - now you wait. :smiley: