Friday, 13 November 2009


If you love the 2009-2010 US Network season you will adore 2010-2011. According to Variety, ABC is close to ordering a pilot for a "modern version" of Charlie's Angels.

The original Charlie's Angels ran from 1976 to 1981 on ABC and was a detective show about three young women working for the secretive and invisible boss of the Charles Townsend Detective Agency. Charles "Charlie" Townsend was voiced by a pre-Dynasty John Forsythe and the show, created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts (producers of Mannix), made Farrah Fawcett a worldwide sex symbol. TV czars Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg were executive producers.

Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) will write and exec produce the new "Angels". Leonard Goldberg and actress/producer Drew Barrymore, who starred and produced in the 2000 movie adaptation and its sequel, are involved in the project (

Charlie's Angels 1976 was a conventional cop show with a difference: beautiful young women with a wardrobe specially designed to catch the eyes of male viewers. It popularized the expression "T&A TV". Do Acapulco H.E.A.T, The Dream Team or She Spies ring a bell to the suits at ABC?

Tip to ABC: replace Hank next season by a remake of Three's Company.

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