Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

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 Kelly Garrett / ... (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 John Bosley (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Kris Munroe / ... (87 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Sabrina Duncan (69 episodes, 1976-1979)
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TV series about a wealthy mystery-man who runs a detective agency via a speaker-phone and his personal assistant, Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations. The cast changed substantially over the life of this show, as actresses left for various movie, TV, and modeling deals. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Charlie's Angels was in the top ten for its first two seasons: 1976 - 1977 #5, 1977 - 1978 #4 competing in a three way tie with 60 Minutes (1968) and All in the Family (1971). Midway through Season 3, when Kate Jackson announced her impending departure, the show slipped out of the top ten to #12. When Shelley Hack became Jackson's replacement, the ratings dropped even further to #20. The ratings slide continued and Hack was let go. Tanya Roberts was hired to replace Hack, but the ratings didn't improve; plummeting to an abysmal #59. The show never recovered and was canceled at the end of its fifth season. See more »

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Landmark TV- show of the seventies
8 June 2005 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

It was my brother who got me launched on Charlie's Angels when I was at ground school, in 1976 or 1977. I was 9 or 10 years old. We both got equally hooked on it but after a few years my brother's interest fainted while I remain addicted to this day. Now whoever did the casting for the show, he (she?) proved to have good taste, for sure. Kate, Jaclyn, Farrah, Cheryl, Shelley and Tanya as they looked back then were not exactly the kind of girls you would have kicked out of your bed. The angel who got my attention from the start when I watched the show for the first time was Kate Jackson with her crushing personality and her exotic eyes but mainly because She was unique - so unlike the 2 other girls, She was the one who "wore the pants" in the team - and never pulled them down. Oh and she could be really funny and entertaining at moments. Jaclyn Smith in turn went completely stealthy to my eyes in first place but as the years went by with me watching the reruns again and again she more and more grew on me. Today easily hers is the face that I am identifying the entire show with. She is by far the coolest angel- and the prettiest of them all, with her warmth and her exotic beauty she comfortably eclipses Farrah Fawcett in my opinion. I never really got Farrah by the way - what's all that fuss about her hair etc.?( just look at actresses like Heather Menzies or Stephanie Powers and you'll get an idea of a classy feathered back hairdo). Now that said I have nothing against her, and - to give credit where it is due - she was looking nice, acting well and from her side came a substantial contribution to the tremendous success of the TV-show but she never really grew on me. She played a bunch of remarkable roles though in her post-angels period. (Extremities, Barbara Hutton....etc). The "newbie" angels aka Ceryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts all were OK in my eyes, overwhelmingly charming (and remarkably nice-bodied ) Cheryl Ladd turned out to be a fit replacement for Farrah Fawcett, Shelley Hack as Tiffany Welles somewhat struggled to get her way out of Kate Jackson's shadow but I happened to like Tiffany and her classy silhouette from the first time I saw her on the screen and it has never changed ever since. Season 4 came out with 2 of my all-time favorite's episodes besides (Angels go trucking and Angel Hunt). Together with Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith Shelley Hack is one of my favorite angels. As for Tanya Roberts I didn't get to see the episodes with her until recently but my mind is made up - she is gorgeous !!


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