A Charlie's Angels Update Means Bad Things for Us All

...Oh lordy. As if those two bizarre McG movies weren't enough, ABC looks to be going full steam ahead with a modern TV update of kitschy '70s crime-fighting show Charlie's Angels. It's going to be written by the guy who did Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, so that's vaguely promising. But still. Really, guys? Remember when Bionic Woman totally tanked? This will be that. Only worse. [Variety]

...The hilarious if often poorly-used Jeffrey Tambor has joined the cast of that NBC pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, that thing about a lawyer staring David Tennant. Tambor will play Rex's psychiatrist, who also starts dating his mom. Quirky! And Tambor-esque! [THR]

...The Jay Leno 10pm disaster ripple effect continues apace. For the first time ever, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson straight up beat its NBC competition, in this case Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in the 18-49 demo. NBC's entire late-night setup is failing them, most likely because of dead-weight 10pm anchor Leno. I think this whole experiment just went boom, eh? [Variety]

...Hey, you know what would be a really interesting series? A show about doctors. I mean, it's never been done before! What fascinating, uncharted territory. Oh, and what about a show about young, sexy people? And what if we combined the two. OMG, someone should do that. Oh, look! Someone is! The CW is developing a series called HMS, that is not about a Pinafore as one might believe, but is in fact about Harvard Medical School. And just in case that doesn't sound promising enough, Hayden Panettiere is producing. So. Clear your DVR queue. [THR]

...Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid. Oh, now, don't get mad. It's just the name of a new show co-created by essayist and Samantha Who? writer Jenny Lee. ABC will develop the series, which is about a failed marriage trying to restart itself. So kinda boring premise. But we like the title! [Variety]

...An Eastwick exec-producer who recently said she was "furious" about the show's cancellation has retracted her words and said that she's not mad at ABC, just sad. She added, "Heh heh heh, so... please give me another series ABC? I'll play nice!" [EW]

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I wouldn't bother to watch a Charlie's Angels remake; hated the original. However, I think it's long past time to remake Starsky and Hutch. Granted, no one could replace Glaser and Soul, but the show was such great fun and the chemistry between the two cops has yet to be equalled.
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Jay Leno is killing NBC soon no one will be watching lol maybe new NBC owner Cablevision will axe Jay I hope
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Oh god, yet another tv show about doctors?! I think i'll be more interested in the Charlie's Angels series than that. And yay for Craig Ferguson, he's the best!
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A remake of the Charlie's Angels might turn out good. But it probaly wouldn't top the classic one.

The Movies were good though.
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lol @ "Heh heh heh, so... please give me another series ABC? I'll play nice!"

i think most people would agree when i say "we had enough of remakes in 2009; no more remakes for year 2010!
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Nooooo.
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Pleace ABC, don't do a "Charlie's Angels" remake. The original is a classic, the films had nothing to do with it and we don't want to meet another Sabrina Duncan, Kelly Garret or two new Munroe sisters. Do new series and forget the remakes!!
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i liked the movies but i doubt i'll like the show
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Another attempt at a 70's hit remake seriously does no-one at ABC remember how bad the updated movie version were, How can they think an updated series will do any better?
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The NBC people are probably banging their heads on the table right now, wondering where they went wrong. The sad thing is that they probably can't actually figure it out.
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Eastwick needed to go. Charlies Angels remake need never happen...NO MORE REMAKES!
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If I were that executive producer I'd be furious too
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First you dump the Jersey shore / fatty fat fat Jon Gosselin on me... NOW its this Charlies Angel bulls*** AND The CW (the place truly awful tv shows go to kill young reviewers souls) is giving Hayden Panettiere the green light to continually rape my soul. This bottle of bleach is looking mighty tasty right now.
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1st of all rich - Bionic Woman did in fact tank, it was a disaster ratings-wise.... true! But the writer's strike didn't exactly help matters did it?? I think if produced cleverly, and if the story lines aren't boring then this show has the potential of being quite good. But it needs, good scripts, no over the top fighting sequences like the movies, and sexy actresses to play the angels. I am actually intrigued to see what comes of this show.

I'm mad at NBC, last summer they ordered two pilots for two legal dramedies (one starring Hilary Duff and the other featuring Kristen Chenoweth). They passed on both shows and made room for.... 'Trauma'!?!? now this year they a going ahead with another legal show... the only thing I'm impressed with is that it start David Tennant - I LOVE him! (but his character needs to be gay i know that's a bit random but it's true!) and Kristen Chenoweth needs to be attached to this show - if its going to be funny that is.

A Hayden Panettiere produced teen medical drama just didn't sound as hopeful to me as i thought it would - sorry! we've seen em all before. Hayden before you start producing stuff you really need to own both the small and silver screen hunny! Make a bigger name for yourself then when you're ready to retire and you feel your career is behind you, start getting into producing (see tom welling, holly marie combs, alyssa milano, courtney cox....)
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