Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to work for Charles Townsend, a mysterious man they never got to see, at his Beverly Hills detective agency. And they became the sexiest, most eye-popping crime-stopping private eyes to ever grace TV.
On September 22, 1976, "Charlies Angels" premiered, making Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith overnight superstars. The series continued for five unforgettable seasons and included four different sets of Angels. When Fawcett left after the first season (she returned in the third and fourth seasons as a guest star in six episodes), she was replaced by cheryl Ladd, who played her little sister. The fourth season introduced new Angel Shelly Hack, who replaced Jackson, and in the fifth season, we meet the final Angel, Tanya Roberts, who replaced Hack. The series co-starred David Doyle as John Bosley and was produced by TV legends Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.
"Charlies Angels" The Complete Series contains all the glamour, guns, hair, bikinis, high-kicking action and dangerous intrigue packaged into 117 episodes, include the original pilot, plus the "Angels Forever" featurette!
A week ago, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced
their September 25th
plans to release Charlie's Angels - The Complete Series
as a 27-DVD set, with all five seasons of the original 1976 show. Now we've gotten front and rear box art for this gift package, which is currently the only way to get the show's fifth season. The only bonus material on this title will be the "Angels Forever" featurette mentioned in the studio description above, and which was made for 2003's DVD release of the first season.
You'll see the package art (both sides of it) shown below, along with a pre-order button link at Amazon. For some reason the entry at Amazon has been renamed from "The Complete Series
" to a breakdown that this set contains "Season 1, Season 2, etc..."; the complete series set of Rescue Me
(which Sony releases the same day) has also been listed at Amazon this way for a week now. We don't consider this to be anything to worry about; it's just some titling nuttiness that will probably be resolved before you know it.
The other question we've been getting concerns how this Complete Series
package is the only way to get the show's final season. We asked Sony about a separate Season 5
set, and they tell us it will come later on. So if you already own the first four seasons on DVD, then it would make sense to wait. We'll alert you when that individual S5
title is coming, so stay tuned!