This coming 4th-of-July marks the third anniversary since fans of Charlie's Angels first saw the third season set of the show released on DVD. At last, it now appears that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is finally moving forward with Charlie's Angels - The Complete 4th Season, which saw the introduction of Shelley Hack as "fifth angel" Tiffany Welles (a graduate of Boston's police academy), and the final appearances of Farrah Fawcett as "original angel" Jill Munroe. Except for Farrah (credited as "Farrah Fawcett-Majors" at the time, since she was still married to Lee Majors) appearing in the episodes "Fallen Angel," "The Prince and the Angel" and "An Angel's Trail," the makeup of the team this year consisted of Kelly (Jaclyn Smith), Kris (Cheryl Ladd) and Tiffany.
VideoETA, a website produced by home video distributor Ingram Entertainment, has revealed that Charlie's Angels - The Complete 4th Season is coming out from Sony on July 21st. This will be a 6-disc set costing $39.95 SRP, according to their information. The fan site CharliesAngels.com also agrees with that release date (our thanks to the various readers of that website who took the time to e-mail us over the weekend). Sony's announcement date for this title is apparently next Monday (5/11), according to our sources, but if word about further details leaks out prior to then, we'll certainly update you immediately. Stay tuned for that, and package art.
This 1979-80 run of episodes began with a double-length season premiere which crossed over with fellow ABC series The Love Boat (both programs were produced by Aaron Spelling). Just days before the other show had it's own third-season debut, the Angels took an assignment from Charlie aboard the Pacific Princess. Note that "Love Boat Angels" should not be confused with the first-season episode "Angels at Sea"!
Counting the season premiere as a single (albeit extra-long) story, that means there would be 25 episodes in Charlie's Angels - The Complete 4th Season. They included such guest stars as Dick Sargent, Judy Landers, Bert Convy, Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange, Lauren Tewes, Royce D. Applegate, Mickey Jones, Kim Cattrall, Timothy Dalton, Louise Sorel, Sally Kirkland, Ed Begley Jr., Rene Auberjonois, Gary Collins, Nita Talbot, Simon Oakland, Marc Alaimo, James Gleason, Cesar Romero, Robert Englund, Louis Jourdan, Tab Hunter, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Loggia, Tricia O'Neil, and a two-part season finale with Patrick Duffy, Ray Milland, Harry Townes and Robert Reed.