More happy news: The Warner Archive Collection has scheduled the release of the fifth and final season of Maverick for April 29. It's available for pre-order in the US right now for $34.95 from WBShop.com.
This set is much cheaper than the third and fourth season DVDs, probably because there were only 13 original episodes in the fifth season. When they first aired in 1962, the season was filled out with repeats of episodes co-starring James Garner, who had long since left Maverick.
Never fear, though: Warners has finally put Jack Kelly ALONE on the cover:
More information is available at TVShowsOnDVD.
Incidentally, Paul Mavis gave the Maverick fourth season DVD set an incredibly fair and insightful (and lavishly illustrated!) review on the DVDTalk website. The fifth season set probably won't fare so well--even I realize that the storylines and JK were getting stretched pretty thin by the time Bart Maverick walked into TV history at the end of "One of Our Trains is Missing". But there are still some little delights such as Three Queens Full (the Bonanza spoof) in this season. And, hey, it's got Jack Kelly, and JUST Jack Kelly, as Maverick, so I'm not complaining. :)