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Touched by an Angel (TV Series 1994–2003) Poster

(1994–2003)

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The show was canceled during its first season. It was brought back the next year after fans staged a letter-writing campaign.
Della Reese's character sends the other angels out on missions to help people redeem their lives and show them God's love. In real-life, Reese is an ordained minister.
According to an interview with Roma Downey, many of the clothes Monica wears in the first season were Downey's. She wore such a small size, the wardrobe department didn't have anything that fit her.
At the beginning of season four, Della Reese threatened to leave the show if CBS and Martha Williamson didn't increase her salary.
John Masius's original pilot script was much darker than that which was eventually shown on television. (In the original pilot, Tess was a chain-smoking angel who was frequently at Monica's throat. Della Reese once said in a interview, that in it Tess was mad at Monica because she owed her four hundred dollars.)
Della Reese was 63 years old when the show started.
In numerous interviews, Roma Downey has said that her child Reilly is the goddaughter to actress Della Reese.
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Della Reese is not the only actress to sing Christian music on the show; there were several popular Christian artists who also composed music.
Despite going against Della Reese's better judgment, she was the first and only choice to audition and reluctantly won the role of Tess.
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Bill Cosby was scheduled to make a cameo as the Angel of Fun. After the murder of his son Ennis Cosby, the appearance was canceled. However, he did appear as Phil, the Angel of Restoration.
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Marla Gibbs, Della Reese's childhood friend made a guest appearance in one episode, "The Invitation."
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An often-repeated false story is that noted atheist Madalyn Murry-O'Hair once campaigned to get the show off the air. The truth is that Ms. O'Hair had passed away well before the show debuted.
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Tess drove a 1972 Cadillac Elderado convertible.
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