Charlie's Angels (1976) 5 Seasons 1979

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Season 4
(99) IMDb 7.6/10

3. Angels Go Truckin' TV-NR CC

A million dollars in pharmaceuticals is hijacked from a cross-country truck. The Angels are called in to help the Venus Trucking Company that employs all women drivers. The company is owned and operated by Maggie Brill. Kris and Tiffany drive a big rig -- following the route of the hijacked truck. They see some suspicious country boys and follow them into a truck stop where Kelly is posing as a waitress. When a fight occurs, and they are distracted, an identical Venus rig is switched with that being driven by the Angels. Kris and Tiffany drive away, unaware of the switch -- but Kelly gets word and warns them on the CB Radio System. Kris in turn uses the CB to help track down their real rig. Other truckers help. They find the cargo, capture the thieves and confront and arrest Maggie who had masterminded the hijacking of her own trucks.

Starring:
Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd
Runtime:
49 minutes
Original air date:
September 19, 1979

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Season 4

Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure, Action, Mystery
Director Lawrence Dobkin
Starring Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd
Supporting actors Shelley Hack, David Doyle, Joanne Linville, Royce D. Applegate, James Carrington, John Chappell, James Crittenden, Mickey Jones, Bill Zuckert, Eric Lawson, Rosanne Covy, Gary Grubbs, James Carroll, Gary Lee Davis, Lucille Meredith, John Forsythe
Season year 1980
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Producers Leonard Goldberg, Shelley Hull, Robert Janes, Elaine Rich, Aaron Spelling
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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The fourth season of CHARLIE'S ANGELS, which aired on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC from September 1979 through May 1980, is possibly the season that yields the most dramatic changes in the series, namely Shelley Hack becomes the newest angel, "Tiffany Welles", filling the slot vacated by original actress Kate Jackson. Returning for another tour of duty this season are "Kelly Garret" and "Kris Munroe", played by Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd respectively, along with faithful sidekick "Bosley", played by David Doyle. Farrah Fawcett's "Jill Munroe" also makes her final three appearances of the series.

With the new angel, also comes a new overall look to the series. With Hack, a former fashion model, on board, all three actresses don dresses, gowns, and tailored suits more often than casual wear. And while attention is taken away from the flesh (the Angels wear fewer bathing suits this season than ever before), the Angels never looked classier and more stunning in their wardrobe. The result is mature, professional-looking Angels that seem to have come a long way from the earlier days of the show when they rarely wore bras.

Aside from a new angel and a new look, the significant change that takes place this season that differentiates it from its predecessors is the writing style. Unlike the writing from season three which, at times, is dull and underwhelming, season four's writing includes several intriguing storylines that are largely the contribution of guest writers. ANGELS ON CAMPUS, ANGEL HUNT, FALLEN ANGEL, and THREE FOR THE MONEY are guest writer-contributed scripts and consequently, they are among the season's highlights as they are solid episodes that demonstrate the series' potency and vitality, even in its fourth season.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Debra English on May 12, 2009
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I am a huge Charlie's Angels fan and I am glad that they are finally releasing season 4 on dvd and look forward to season 5.
I really liked many of the episodes with Shelley Hack, some of my favorites in fact. I went and looked at an episode guide for the season and I realized that I forgot about some of the episodes in this season and can't wait to re-watch them all.
I think my favorites from this season are the roller disco episode, the wedding episode with a young Kim Cattral and the college sorority episode.

Update.....I came home every night for a week from work and watched this season until the very end. I am now re-watching some of the episodes. I still think that Shelley Hack got a raw deal in the whole thing because as I said before, some of this season's episodes are my all-time favorites of a show that I loved as a kid and still enjoy as an adult. I hope that we don't have to wait several more years for the final season to be released on dvd. Although that season was very short there were a few good episode, my favorite being the phone dating episode, it was excellent and way before it's time.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By So Attractive on July 17, 2009
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FINALLY! All of us "Angel Enthusiasts" can finally sit back, relax and enjoy the fourth season (and one of the best) of this iconic series!

I was an impressionable seven year old when "Charlie's Angels" debuted in 1976. I grew up idolizing these beautiful ladies! I had both of the board games (one with Farrah, the other with Cheryl), all of the paperback books that were released and I even had all four of the dolls (where they ended up, I will NEVER know!). I had the Farrah poster, and an oversized poster of "Sabrina, Kelly & Kris" from "Circus of Terror". TRUE FAN in every sense of the word.

I purchased the first three seasons on the day of their release. I was looking at the issue of Entertainment Weekly that I received today and read about the 7/21/09 release! YIPPEE!!

Shelley Hack was a great addition to the series and was definitely given a raw deal! They certainly should have incorporated her more into the storylines early on. I found out that the episodes aired out of sequence and that could have been a HUGE reason America never warmed up to "Tiffany Welles". Had they shown "Angels On Campus" and another few episodes earlier on, ratings WOULD have been significantly different! So, all of you naysayers give Ms. Hack a break! She was a dynamic addition and did some great work (with what she was given).

It is a nice way to remenber Farrah Fawcett as well. She will be missed, and I am so glad that her pain is now gone. We will all be thinking of you as an "Angel" watching over us! Great timing on the release of this season! Here's to a speedy release of season five!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mister Melody on July 23, 2009
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This is a highly enjoyable season of 'Charle's Angels'. It's pure camp, right down to the discofied arrangement of the theme. People tend to write this season off because Kate Jackson left, but it's a load of fun to watch. People always want to blame Shelley Hack for the show's downfall but I don't mind her. Her glamour and cool demeanor brought something different to the show. Was she a great actor? Not really ... But was this show ever about the acting? Um no! LOL! It's fun, it's exciting, and it's entertaining ... and that didn't change for 79-80. It was still a top twenty show, and it contains two of my favorite episdoes: 'Toni's Boys' and 'Angels on Campus.' Shelley gives a really good performance in the latter, the only episode that really gave her a chance to shine. Farrah makes her last appearances in this season as well. Guest stars like Timothy Dalton, Barbara Stanwyck and Patrick Duffy stop by for some fun too. It's hardly high art, but that was never the point. It's pure escape and pure fun. Don't let critics and cynics taint your view!
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