ABC 2011 Fall TV Premiere: Charlie's Angels

By Steve West 2011-05-17 08:45:42 discussion comments
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Despite being too young for 70s shows I’ve always been a huge fan of many of TV’s best offerings from that era, especially comedies like Taxi. But I just never could get into Charlie’s Angels, so if you’re wondering why ABC is bothering to redo the iconic series look no further than avid TV watchers like me who can finally figure out what the big deal was.

With recent major network reboots of classic shows like Bionic Woman and Knight Rider sputtering and dying, there’s a lot of interest and trepidation about ABC’s redo of the Angels. From the synopsis it appears ABC is doing the smart thing and actually remaking the show that once was, rather than trying to reinvent it for today’s audience. It doesn’t matter if it’s 2011 or 1975, attractive woman running around Miami, kicking ass and catching bad guys, will always be a good idea.

Below is ABC’s synopsis for the series:

Everyone deserves a second chance -- even a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, are no saints. They're angels... Charlie's Angels.

Set in Miami, this fun, glamorous, action-packed take on the 1970s smash hit series introduces us to three new angels, all fearless detectives, head-turning beauties and close friends. There's Abby (Rachael Taylor), a Park Avenue princess who became a world-class thief. Then there's Kate (Annie Ilonzeh), a Miami cop who fell from grace, losing both her career and her fiancé. Finally there's Gloria, a disgraced army lieutenant who has a way with explosives. When one of the angels' missions ends in Gloria's tragic death, Charlie persuades them to partner with Gloria's childhood friend, Eve (Minka Kelly), a street racer with a mysterious past. They may not know each other yet, but one thing's for sure -- Abby, Kate and Eve will always have each others' backs.






Charlie’s Angels will begin airing Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC this Fall.

CLICK HERE to view ABC’s Fall 2011 Primetime Schedule.

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