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Seasons:
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Release Date:
22 September 1976 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The adventures of three sexy female private eyes. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Best Show Ever On Television See more (38 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 136)

Jaclyn Smith ... Kelly Garrett / ... (110 episodes, 1976-1981)

David Doyle ... John Bosley (110 episodes, 1976-1981)

John Forsythe ... Charles Townsend (109 episodes, 1976-1981)

Cheryl Ladd ... Kris Munroe / ... (87 episodes, 1977-1981)

Kate Jackson ... Sabrina Duncan (69 episodes, 1976-1979)
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Series Directed by
Dennis Donnelly (13 episodes, 1977-1981)
Allen Baron (12 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Chaffey (10 episodes, 1978-1981)
George McCowan (9 episodes, 1976-1980)
Georg Stanford Brown (8 episodes, 1977-1979)
Kim Manners (8 episodes, 1979-1981)
Cliff Bole (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Bob Kelljan (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Paul Stanley (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ronald Austin (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
George W. Brooks (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Lang (3 episodes, 1976)
Lawrence Doheny (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard Benedict (2 episodes, 1976)
Phil Bondelli (2 episodes, 1976)
Leon Carrere (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Curtis Harrington (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Ivan Goff (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Ben Roberts (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Edward J. Lakso (38 episodes, 1976-1981)
B.W. Sandefur (8 episodes, 1979-1981)
Lee Sheldon (7 episodes, 1977-1980)
Laurie Lakso (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
John D.F. Black (5 episodes, 1977)
Ronald Austin (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
James D. Buchanan (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert George (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Rick Husky (3 episodes, 1976)
William Froug (3 episodes, 1977-1980)
Brian McKay (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard Carr (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Katharyn Powers (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert C. Dennis (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Les Carter (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jack V. Fogarty (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Janes (2 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jock MacKelvie (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Skip Webster (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bob Mitchell (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Esther Mitchell (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ray Brenner (2 episodes, 1978)
Michael Michaelian (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer / producer (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Shelley Hull .... associate producer (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer / producer (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Elaine Rich .... assistant producer / producer / ... (73 episodes, 1977-1981)
Edward J. Lakso .... producer (47 episodes, 1977-1981)
Ronald Austin .... producer (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
James D. Buchanan .... producer (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Robert Janes .... producer (15 episodes, 1979-1981)
Barney Rosenzweig .... producer (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rick Husky .... producer (6 episodes, 1976)
David Levinson .... producer (4 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Original Music by
Jack Elliott (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Allyn Ferguson (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. (52 episodes, 1978-1981)
Richard L. Rawlings (35 episodes, 1977-1979)
Donald H. Birnkrant (13 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dennis Dalzell (8 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Joseph Dervin (32 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jack Harnish (18 episodes, 1976-1978)
Leon Carrere (14 episodes, 1976-1978)
Leonard Malek (12 episodes, 1978-1980)
John McSweeney Jr. (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Faris (6 episodes, 1980)
Dick Wormell (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
John F. Schreyer (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Stanley Frazen (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
James Baiotto (2 episodes, 1976)
Arnold Baker (2 episodes, 1981)
Benjamin A. Weissman (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Cathy Henderson (26 episodes, 1979-1981)
Melinda Gartzman (23 episodes, 1977-1979)
Rachelle Farberman (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robin Lippin (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Production Design by
Alfeo Bocchicchio (1 episode, 1979)
Paul Sylos (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
Paul Sylos (72 episodes, 1976-1981)
Alfeo Bocchicchio (47 episodes, 1978-1980)
Lester Green (38 episodes, 1976-1978)
Serge Krizman (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tracy Bousman (6 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bob Signorelli (66 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bonnie Dermer (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joseph A. Armetta (10 episodes, 1981)
Richard Wineholt (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Dave L. Love (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Costume Design by
Nolan Miller (42 episodes, 1976-1981)
 
Series Makeup Department
Mel Berns Jr. .... makeup artist / makeup supervisor / ... (96 episodes, 1976-1981)
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... makeup artist / makeup artist: Miss Hack / ... (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
Norma Lee .... hair stylist / hair stylist: Miss Ladd (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist: Miss Ladd / makeup artist / ... (64 episodes, 1977-1980)
Emma M. diVittorio .... hair stylist / hair stylist: Miss Smith (63 episodes, 1978-1981)
Dorothy D. Fox .... hair stylist: Miss Hack / hair stylist / ... (40 episodes, 1979-1981)
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Les Berns .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Naomi Cavin .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Charlene Johnson .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mark Bussan .... makeup artist (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jo McCarthy .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1978)
Carol Mercatoris .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 1978)
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Patricia Miller .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1979)
Gae Clark Butler .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1977)
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1981)
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor / post production supervisor / ... (96 episodes, 1976-1981)
Al Kraus .... supervising production manager / production manager (88 episodes, 1976-1981)
Kim Manners .... production manager (43 episodes, 1978-1981)
Mel A. Bishop .... production manager (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
Barry Stern .... production manager (19 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lynn M. Morgan .... production manager (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Don Hall .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 1981)
James A. Westman .... production manager (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
William A. Calihan Jr. .... production manager (3 episodes, 1976)
Nathan Haggard .... production manager (2 episodes, 1979)
Bert Gold .... production manager (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nathan Haggard .... assistant director / first assistant director (27 episodes, 1977-1979)
Leslie Moulton .... second assistant director (23 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jefferson Kibbee .... second assistant director (23 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jack Breschard .... second assistant director (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kim Manners .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Lynn M. Morgan .... assistant director / first assistant director: second unit (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert Della Santina .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1976-1981)
Lorin Bennett Salob .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Blair Gilbert .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1979)
John Hockridge .... assistant director / first assistant director (6 episodes, 1981)
Miles Tilton .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1978)
Paula Marcus .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert Webb .... assistant director / first assistant director (4 episodes, 1981)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... second unit director (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Marty Gold .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1980)
Richard Hinds .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
Jerry Grandey .... assistant director / assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Art Department
Gordon Kirschbaum .... supervising construction coordinator / construction manager / ... (100 episodes, 1976-1981)
Frank McCully .... property master (42 episodes, 1977-1979)
Bob Henderson .... property master / prop master (41 episodes, 1979-1981)
John Hollis .... construction coordinator (39 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jerry McFarland .... property master (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marco A. Campos .... propmaker (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Sam Capello .... construction coordinator (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Sylos .... supervising art director (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Earl Capello .... construction coordinator (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
George Kirschbaum .... construction coordinator / supervising construction coordinator (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Sutton .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Sound Department
Tommy Thompson .... sound mixer / sound engineer / ... (96 episodes, 1976-1981)
Bill Jackson .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1977)
Michael O'Corrigan .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bill Ferrier .... special effects (103 episodes, 1976-1981)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Neil Zachary .... photographic strobe effects (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Stunts
Scott Hubbell .... utility stunts (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts / stunt coordinator (107 episodes, 1976-1981)
Hilary Thompson .... stunt double: Kate Jackson (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator (41 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jean Coulter .... stunt double: Farrah Fawcett (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jeannie Epper .... stunt double: Tanya Roberts / stunt double: Kate Jackson (18 episodes, 1976-1981)
Gary Epper .... stunt coordinator (17 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator (15 episodes, 1978-1980)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (10 episodes, 1976-1981)
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 1976)
Richard Epper .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (3 episodes, 1978)
Christin Gittings .... underwater stunt double (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ernie Reed .... camera operator: second camera (92 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael J. Coo .... dolly grip (29 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jack Gittings .... underwater cinematographer / water camera operator (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Allan Gornick Jr. .... underwater cinematographer (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting Department
Melinda Gartzman .... casting supervisor (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Susan Newell .... casting supervisor (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Kindelon .... location casting (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Phelps .... costumer / costumes (58 episodes, 1976-1978)
Joe McCloskey .... wardrobe: men / costumer / ... (51 episodes, 1979-1981)
Carolina Ewart .... costumer / costumes (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Charlotte Iwata .... wardrobe: women / wardrobe: Jaclyn Smith (41 episodes, 1979-1981)
Lee Peters .... costumer (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lily Yamada .... wardrobe: women (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Orpha Barry .... costumer (9 episodes, 1977)
Eilish Zebrasky .... costumes: women (6 episodes, 1979-1981)
Joanne Haas .... costumer / costumes (4 episodes, 1976)
Geraldine Hayward .... costumer / costumes (4 episodes, 1977)
Ann Gray Lambert .... costumer (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
Arnold Baker .... assistant post-production supervisor (63 episodes, 1978-1981)
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production (6 episodes, 1977)
Dick Reilly .... post production supervisor / post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Music Department
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Steve Livingston .... music editor (103 episodes, 1976-1981)
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... assistant music editor (46 episodes, 1978-1980)
Greg Patterson .... assistant music editor (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Transportation Department
Stanley Storc .... driver (33 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Doris Chisholm .... script supervisor (36 episodes, 1977-1981)
Elaine Rich .... assistant to the producer / assistant to producer / ... (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Edward J. Lakso .... story editor (23 episodes, 1976-1978)
Helen Parker .... script supervisor (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Donna Kemp .... script supervisor (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Melody Greene .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bret Garwood .... executive coordinator (8 episodes, 1981)
Ellen Hibler .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jack V. Fogarty .... story editor (5 episodes, 1976)
Nancy Hansen .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Carline Davis-Dyer .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Nancy Green .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1977)
Larry Merritt .... choreographer / choreographer: ice sequences (2 episodes, 1977)
Tad Tadlock .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kenneth S. Eiland .... assistant choreographer / choreographer (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Thanks
Gene Nelson .... special thanks (1 episode, 1977)
 

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45 min (106 episodes) | USA:60 min (116 episodes)
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Canada:PG (DVD rating) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Best Show Ever On Television, 25 February 2007
Author: garyldibert from United States

Once upon a time, three little girls went to the police academy. and they were each assigned very hazardous duties, but I took them all away from all that and now they work for me. My name is Charlie. Those famous words started the all time greatest TV show in history Charlie's Angels. When the pilot aired in March of 1976, it starred Farrah Fawcett Majors as Jill who was the athletic angel, Jaclyn Smith as Kelly who was the streetwise angel, Kate Jackson as Sabrina who was the cool smart, multilingual leader, David Doyle as John Bosley, David Ogden Stiers as Scott Woodville and John Forsythe as the voice of Charlie. Kate Jackson was aboard from the beginning of the project, and was set to play the lead angel. Farrah Fawcett was the next to join; filling the blonde role, but then the producers dropped the hair color concept and brought in Jaclyn Smith to complete the trio. Many of the scenes used in the opening credits of the show are from this pilot episode. Then in the fall of September of 1976 ABC introduce the three stunning, sexy and young former police officers, private detectives working for the Charles Townsend Detective Agency with the entire crew back except David Ogden Stiers. In the opening sequence of the first season no one knew where the Angels went to the police academy. The wealthy Charlie Townsend, their never-seen boss, relayed assignments via a speaker telephone. The Angels worked with their trusty male counter-part, John Bosley. After only 23 episodes, Farrah left the show at the end of the first season. When Farrah Fawcett left the series, her absence was explained by having her character Jill become a professional racing driver on the NASCAR circuit. Along with a new Angel, the show received a new time slot. The Angels remained on Wednesday nights, but moved from 10pm to 9pm. This change in time opened up a whole world of new viewers who wanted to know what the big fuss was all about and kept the "Angels" right where they belong - on top of the ratings! The 1977-1978 season ended with high ratings, proved that Kris, Cheryl Ladd, was every bit as popular with the viewers as Farrah. In the 1979-1980 season, the answer came with Shelley Hack, a model who had been prominent in Revlon's "Charlie" Perfume ads and commercials. Shelley entered The Townsend Office as Tiffany Welles, an Ivy League scholar who also was a graduate from the Boston Police Academy. Spelling and Goldberg had the idea that with this new Angel/model at the helm, she could bring an elegant and classy touch to Charlie's trio! Kate Jackson's absence was explained by having Sabrina getting married and starting a family. The writers treaded lightly as they tried to figure out how to make Tiffany Welles the new "Sabrina Duncan". The 1979-1980 seasons' problem was the sudden decline in ratings. The series found itself in the top 20's instead of the top 10 were it had been for the last three years. The ratings drop was directed at the new Angel and at the end of the season, Shelley was let go of her detective duties. Thus, beginning, for another hunt for a new Angel! By 1980, Charlie's Angels was beginning to feel its age and was declining fast. Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg wanted to go with a fresh new image. After careful consideration, they decided to hire virtually unknown actress, Tanya Roberts. This time around, the character would be a model-turned-detective, street-smart Julie Rogers. The new Angel showed her face in the three-hour 1980-1981 season premiere on November 30, 1980. High hopes were placed on Charlie's newest Angel to pull the series out its failing ratings. To help give it an added boost, the Angels were sent to Hawaii for the first six episodes. Hawaii wasn't only chosen to intrigue the audience but to keep the Angels scantily clad in swimsuits! Charlie's opening monologue has now undergone a complete overhaul. It begins, "Once upon a time, there were three beautiful girls. Two of them graduated from the police academy. The other graduated from a top school for models. And they each reaped the rewards of their exciting careers Bosley looks over brochures of Hawaii in anticipation of the Angels' possible assignment there. Charlie arranges for Julie to receive a probationary investigator's license and begin working with Kris and Kelly. Unfortunately, at this point, the audience was no longer keeping up with the Angels antics. In February 1981, the show went on hiatus and wasn't shown again until June of 1981. Charlie's Angels was not winning any viewers in the summer of '81 with its remaining episodes. The show that had made women crime fighters popular during the 1970's was taken off the air. Charlie's Angels was a huge success the moment it hit the airwaves in 1976. The Angels were on gum cards, doll boxes, T-shirts, board games, puzzles and posters. If you wanted to hire the Angels you had to call the office phone number was 555-0267. Kelly Garrett (Jaclyn Smith) was the only Angel to last the entire series. Kelly was an orphan. John Forsythe' was never on the set - his voice was recorded, and dubbed in later. The Angels all drove Ford automobiles. Jill (and later Kris) drove a Cobra, Kelly drove a Mustang, and Sabrina drove a Pinto. For the record, Bosley drove a Ford L.T.D. Although Charlie was never heard, he did actually appear in a couple of episodes, but his face was never shown. Kelly is the only Angel to have been shot throughout the run of the show. Sabrina was the only Angel that was previously married. She was married to a fellow officer when she was still a cop but the marriage ended in divorce.

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