Breaking: ABC orders Charlie's Angels Reboot

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Twice upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy. And now, ABC has decided, a new trio of cops should be turned into Charlie’s Angels — the network’s just ordered a pilot for an update of the ’70s hit.

This go-’round, TVLine has learned, the show will be set in Miami and Bosley will be hot. (No offense to David Doyle.) Also of note: Leonard Goldberg, a producer on the original series, is on board, as is (behind the scenes) Drew Barrymore, who brought the crimefighters to the big screen. Overseeing the whole operation will be Smallville alumni Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

Now the question is, who should play the Angels — and the sexed-up Bosley? Your suggestions below.



Comments (78)

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Kristen Kreuk

    Kate Cassidy

    Comment by Dennis – January 13, 2011 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. Can’t stand Kristin Kreuk though

      Comment by EveatEden – January 13, 2011 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Angels:
    Michele Boyd
    Dichen Lachman
    Kristen Bell

    Bosley:
    Patton Oswalt

    Voice of Charlie:
    Keith David

    Comment by J. S. Kidd – January 13, 2011 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OH YEAH! KRISTEN BELL ALL THE WAY! SHE WOULD BE PERFECT!

      Comment by Leon – January 13, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Dichen Lachman all the way!!! she’d be perfect!!!
      also, Grant Show would be awesome(!) as Boyle.

      Comment by chinga – January 13, 2011 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • meant to write Bosley *headdesk*

        Comment by chinga – January 13, 2011 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t make Bosley a himbo. Cast Greg Grunberg. He’s perfect for it.

    Comment by Bruce_F – January 13, 2011 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh God, please, just make it more like the old TV show and less like the terrible, horrible, no good, painful to watch and dumb movies.

    Comment by timotey – January 13, 2011 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Robert Wagner is already signed as Charlie.

    Not a clue who would be good as the Angels. Might actually be good to go with all virtual unknowns, but who knows?

    Comment by tejas – January 13, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I heard Robert Wagner was already signed on as Charlie too. Did you forget to post that Michael? :D

      Anyway my pick for the angels:
      Dichen Lachman
      Yvonne Strahovski (if Chuck gets cancelled, not that I want that to happen)
      Sophia Bush (since OTH is highly likely ending after this season)

      Bosley: Some hot dude eh? Hmm he needs to be funny though, hot and funny is a hard combo to find.

      Comment by irg19 – January 13, 2011 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • OMG! Sophia Bush – perfect!! awesome!!! get her out of OTH – she’s heavily featured there but not many ppl watch it. give her a show on ABC!!

        Comment by chinga – January 13, 2011 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • if i recall correctly, Robert Wagner had a percentage of the original show.

      Comment by swthompson – January 13, 2011 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood had 50% of the original. It was mentioned elsewhere today.

        Comment by tejas – January 13, 2011 05:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Kristen Bell
    Summer Glau

    Bosley
    I like the idea of Greg Grunberg
    Charlies Voice:
    Val Kilmer

    Comment by Chip – January 13, 2011 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Huge yes to your suggestions for the angels.

      Comment by Emily – January 13, 2011 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • EXCELLENT suggestion on Sarah Michelle Gellar!

    That’d be a sure-fire way to get me to watch! I miss her so much and will watch anything she is in!

    Comment by Kyle – January 13, 2011 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eliza Dushku?
    Diechan Lachman?
    Stacy Keibler?
    Jamie Chung?

    Comment by Mel – January 13, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Perhaps Lucy Liu could reprise her role since she’s not really doing movies anymore? She was on a couple ABC shows.

    Comment by Mel – January 13, 2011 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree Dichen Lachman & Katie Cassidy would be great!

    Comment by Linda – January 13, 2011 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alona Tal!

    Comment by danicr – January 13, 2011 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Noooo more remakes. Someone get a creative new idea.

    Comment by Tia – January 13, 2011 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We need Kristen Bell in this Show,
    one of the Angel’s is just out of college, she is spunky, street smart, & has a sense of humor, the role is Perfect for KBell

    Comment by ZmaXcharmvill3 – January 13, 2011 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hayden Pannetierre
    Summer Glau
    Sarah M. Gellar

    Bosley: G.Grunberg or Andy Serkis

    Comment by Uwe – January 13, 2011 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kristin Bell,
    Katie Cassidy,
    Minka Kelly

    Bosley: German Actor Florian David Fitz (google him, seriously!!!!)

    Comment by Bee – January 13, 2011 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bosley should be Lucy Liu if they are going with a female> Because she’s hot, good actress, does most of her own stunts and I just love her :) if there is a chance of a male Give it to Damian Lewis, who was great in Life. (the cop show)He got screwed out of his series for jay leno’s failed prime time show.

    Angels hmmm
    Summer Glau (because the writers of the ‘The Cape’ have already killed that show.) Role (The martial artist)
    Jewel Staite She’s hot and a good actress Role (the brainy one)
    Zoe Saldana She’s hot and very talented and athletic. Role (The best driver)

    The voice of Charlie: the one and only James Earl Jones

    Comment by Rusty – January 13, 2011 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love the idea of James Earl Jones doing the voice of Charlie!!!

      Comment by Double JJ – January 13, 2011 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yvonne Strahovski (if ‘Chuck’ gets cancelled)
    Summer Glau (if ‘The Cape’ gets cancelled)
    Jewel Staite (seriously miss Atlantis & Firefly)

    Comment by Matthew – January 13, 2011 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe the angels are guys and Bosley is a woman! It just say a new trio of cops.

    Comment by Mike A – January 13, 2011 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Summer Glau, Katie Cassidy, Kristen Kreuk, Kristen Bell, and Jamie Chung are all very good suggestions. I would cast from that group.

    Comment by Ray – January 13, 2011 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i bet they go for unknown actors

    Comment by James – January 13, 2011 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Amber Tamblyn for the smart one in the Kate Jackson mold. Kristen Bell would be great…I hate Sarah Michel le Gellar, but her fellow AMC-er Michelle Trachtenberg would be a lot of fun.

    Comment by Jessie – January 13, 2011 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, and a thousand times yes to Greg Grunberg.

    Comment by Jessie – January 13, 2011 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jamie Chung
    Katie Cassidy
    *Hillary Duff (I know, I know. Way outside the box but I think she can pull off a innocent girl next door vibe but can totally be lethal underneath)

    I like the idea of Sarah M. Gellar on the show but as a villain or a “fallen” angel. It would be fun to see her back to her villain roots.

    Also maybe get some other femme fatales from the past like Peta Wilson come in from time to either teach the new girls some old ticks or be a complete pain in their butts.

    Comment by Double JJ – January 13, 2011 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have a better question: Whio will replace the iconic voice of “Charlie”?

    Comment by Trevor – January 13, 2011 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Robert Wagner has already been cast.

      Comment by irg19 – January 13, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely Sarah Michelle Gellar & Katie Cassiday for sure! Summer Glau and Eliza Dushku would be great too.

    Comment by HoldenC. – January 13, 2011 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If they are still looking for a white, an african american and an asian cast: Katie Cassidy, Gabrielle Union and Yunjin Kim would be quite a beautiful cast….

    Comment by John – January 13, 2011 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmm…

    Dichen Lachmen seems like an awesome choice. Sarah Michelle Gellar can certainly fill this role, but I think it’d be cool to see her in something different and see Kristin Bell instead. As for the third Angel… Lindsay Price? I’ve been waiting to see her in something since Love Bites got pushed around into the black hole of pilots. Maybe Sarah Shahi (depending on how Facing Kate stands).

    Comment by kate – January 13, 2011 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • …and by Facing Kate, I clearly mean Fairly Legal. :)

      Comment by kate – January 13, 2011 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lindsay Price kills shows…unfortunately.

      Comment by irg19 – January 13, 2011 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Heartbreaking, really. She’s really talented and I actually like her quite a bit. I think she just needs something with a better shot of being on TV. Lipstick Jungle was too like Sex & the City, and if anyone thought grown-ups were gonna buy into watching a group of witches every week, well… we know how Eastwick turned out. I actually really loved them both, though.

        Comment by kate – January 13, 2011 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Frell me. Another re-make/image?!? RIP Original programming. (Exactly what were the writers on strike about a while back, since everything since then has been a re-make/image or copy/spinoff?!)

    Comment by W0NK042 – January 13, 2011 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ^ Yes I am aware of how well/cool Hawaii Five-0 is, but in my opinion, it’s the only one.

    Comment by W0NK042 – January 13, 2011 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sofia Bush would be awesome too. Even despite the fact that she sounds like she smokes a carton of cigarettes a day.

    Comment by HoldenC. – January 13, 2011 01:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good call on Alona Tal, Jewel Staite, and Katie Cassidy

    Autumn Reeser
    Julie Gonzalo
    Missy Peregrym
    Jenny Wade
    Lizzy Caplan
    Navi Rawat
    Mini Anden
    Allison Mack maybe
    Erica Durance
    Olivia Wilde
    Amber Heard
    Laura Vandervoort
    Sharon Taylor

    Comment by Jooshua – January 13, 2011 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Zoe Saldana
    Megan Good
    Megan Fox (setting up a Desperate Housewives/Charlie’s Angels crossover… but then she gets killed off and is replaced with Yvonne Strahovski..)

    Genius I tell ya!

    Comment by B – January 13, 2011 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Those Smallville douches killed Melrose with bad writing, bad plotting, etc. So here’s hoping they improved in some way.

    Comment by HoldenC. – January 13, 2011 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • you might want to get your facts straight. alfred gough and miles millar did not do melrose place. While they did produce smallville for 7 seasons, they left the show in season 8, which was run by todd slavkin and darren swimmer. Those ex Smallville alumni were the ones who produced melrose place, NOT gough and millar.

      Comment by todd – January 13, 2011 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Al is that you?

        Phew…so there is hope. Maybe I falsely equate all Smallville creators with douches.

        Comment by HoldenC. – January 14, 2011 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kristen Bell, Minka Kelly, and Sarah Michelle Gellar would be a dream cast.

    Comment by Brandi – January 13, 2011 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristen Bell & Sohpia Bush would make an awesome trio!!

    Comment by Sam – January 13, 2011 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 1) AAAAAAAAIIIIIIEEEEEE! BEST. NEWS. EVER!

    2) I’d love for the Angels to be any of these actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristen Bell, Kristin Kreuk, Summer Glau,

    Bosley: Greg Grunberg, hands down.

    I have NO CLUE for the voice of Charlie.

    Comment by Summer – January 13, 2011 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Katie Cassidy = best. suggestion. ever.

    Comment by Brock – January 13, 2011 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Summer Glau (she’ll be available I saw The Cape; she can do better)
    Jordana Brewster (tall and gives a little bit of flavor to the mix)
    Yvonne Strahovski (tall and blonde — perfection — but since I want to see Chuck for another season I kinda don’t want to see it happen)
    Katie Cassidy (my runner-up blonde; she deserves a hit show)
    Morgan Freeman (he likes doing voice overs might as well add another notch to his belt
    Bosley can be played by anyone (I don’t have a preference)

    Comment by Danielle – January 13, 2011 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Summer Glau,
    Eliza Dushku
    Taylor Cole
    Laura Vandervoort

    Bosley: Greg Grunberg

    Charlie: Malcolm McDowell

    Comment by Jack – January 13, 2011 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the idea of Sarah Michelle and Katie Cassidy being Angels! Love them both! It would be awesome to have Sarah back on TV every week. Summer Glau and Yvonne Strahovski are also great pics as well. Now i’ve never seen the original and vaguely remember the movies but if they make Bosley a younger guy this time around Justin Hartley could fit the bill since Smallville is ending. For Charlie, I wouldn’t mind John Cleese, i don’t know why but I like his voice.

    Comment by Michael – January 13, 2011 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • bosley – how about tom hardy? michael vartan? milo ventimillia?

    the angels;
    kristen bell
    kristin kreuk
    zoe saldana

    that might be a stellar remake…

    Comment by Jane – January 13, 2011 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d like to see:
    Moon Bloodgood
    Alexandra Daddario
    Lindsay Price
    Lindy Booth
    Alexie Gilmore
    Pascale Hutton
    and I can see the above suggestions of Jordana Brewster and Kristin Bell too

    As Bosley:
    Jeffery Dean Morgan
    Boris Kodjoe
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    And I too heard that Robert Wagner would be Charlie :)

    Comment by Elizabeth – January 13, 2011 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Becki Newton of Ugly Betty fame would make a a FANTASTIC Angel. She has the comedy to give the role a little fun when called for, but she’s also good at the dramatic! C’MON BECKI NEWTON!!!!

    Comment by Alex Miley – January 13, 2011 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I almost suggested Becki Newton. I’m still waiting to see if her Love Bites is gonna turn up on NBC.

      Comment by kate – January 13, 2011 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Some ideas for angels;
    KRISTEN BELL!!!!!!!!!, Amber Tamblyn, Kristin Kreuk, Alexis Bledel, Rachel Bilson (only because I want to see her on TV again!), Jamie Chung and i can see Sarah Michelle Gellar working as well.

    Comment by Emily – January 13, 2011 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MINKA KELLY
    AND…..

    LINDSAY LOHAN! thats right i said it

    Comment by j – January 13, 2011 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristin Bell, Sofia Bush/Summer Glau
    would be perfect :)
    Bosley greg grunberg just seems perfect….
    and charlie: i like antonhy stuward head(giles)

    Comment by @Richie_btvs – January 13, 2011 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do not hire Kristen Kreuk. if your going to hire someone from your Smallville days make it Alison or Erica.

    Comment by dee123 – January 13, 2011 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree with Greg Grunberg as Bosley. He’s be amazing.
    For the angels, I imagine they won’t go with too well known women, though I do think Sarah Michelle Gellar would be cool. People would watch just to see her back on the tube. That would be a selling point. Otherwise:

    Summer Glau
    Deichen Lachman
    Joelle Carter

    Comment by Kay – January 13, 2011 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How can you forget the awesome Bill Murray from the movies as Bosley!!! He should at least do a cameo – I can’t help but crack up at everything he does!

    Comment by Drewsifer – January 13, 2011 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Summer Glau
    Eliza Dushku
    Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Sarah and Eliza worked well together in Buffy and
    Eliza with Summer in Dollhouse.

    Comment by Harry Benson – January 13, 2011 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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