A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.

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Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
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1981   1980   1979   1978   1977   1976  
Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jaclyn Smith ...  Kelly Garrett / ... 110 episodes, 1976-1981
David Doyle ...  John Bosley 110 episodes, 1976-1981
Cheryl Ladd ...  Kris Munroe / ... 87 episodes, 1977-1981
Kate Jackson ...  Sabrina Duncan 69 episodes, 1976-1979
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Television series about a wealthy mystery man who runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John 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, television, and modelling deals. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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In an "Emmy TV Legends" interview, John Forsythe called the show a "potboiler" (a bad show), of deliberately poor quality, made quickly on the cheap, solely to make a lot of money, which it did. See more »

Goofs

With hardly any exception, whenever the angels went "undercover", they always used their real first and last name. This wouldn't occur in real life. See more »

Quotes

[Opening Narration]
Charlie: Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the Police Academy; and they were each assigned very hazardous duties. But I took them away from all that, and now they work for me. My name is Charlie.
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Referenced in 3rd Rock from the Sun: Proud Dick (1997) See more »

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Influential in Its Own Way
8 April 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

When this show first came on, it was dismissed as nothing more than a jiggle show. However, this was one of the first shows that showed that women could go out and get the bad guys just like the boys could. Of course, I was a fan of the Kate Jackson era. The three years she was on the show were its greatest era. She definitely was the star of that show and when she left I stopped watching. But, it was her chemistry with Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and of course Farrah Fawcett that made it one of the top shows of the 1970's.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Alley Cats See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(106 episodes) | (116 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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