New Angels Seek New Charlie, as Robert Wagner Bows Out: Whom Would You Suggest?

Well this is unfortunate: It turns out that TV icon Robert Wagner will not be voicing the unseen boss man of ABC’s new Charlie’s Angels after all.

While the news comes as not a total surprise — Wagner’s voice was not used in the pilot sent out to the press, though such post-production add-ons are often MIA from not-for-review screeners — it’s still disheartening, given the Hart to Hart crimesolver’s want to follow in the footsteps of his passed-on peer and pal, John Forsythe.

Why the exit? A statement to TV Guide Magazine, supplied by ABC and production studio Sony, simply reads: “Due to his scheduling conflicts, Robert Wagner will need to step away from his duties as Charlie on Charlie’s Angels.”

The situation somewhat echoes what happened to NBC’s short-lived Knight Rider reboot, which had to drop Will Arnett as the voice of K.I.T.T. in favor of Val Kilmer.

So, sad as it is to see Wagner not continue on, whose voice do you suggest ABC use to deliver assignments to Angels Rachael Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and Annie Ilonzeh (General Hospital) from the Townsend Agency’s squawk box? Remember, it needs to be distinctive and authoritative as well as warm.

Comments (153)

  • If they are really playing it “straight” and they want a John Forsythe-esque voice, then they need Alan Dale. The scheduling commits for this role are so small & flexible it’s obvious Robert Wagner bailed on what he thinks is a doomed project.

    Comment by Doug – July 22, 2011 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fred Ward.

    Comment by Sheldon W. – July 22, 2011 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should get an unknown with an awesome voive. There is this guy on youtube who could read a phone book.

    Comment by Melinda – July 22, 2011 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Slattery? Tony Todd? John Michael Higgins?

    Comment by handtalker – July 22, 2011 10:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Noble.. Jeffrey Dean Morgan.. Scott Bakula.. Ray Wise.. Bradley Whitford.. Damien Lewis.. Billy Campbell.. Danny Glover.. Ed Harris.. Albert Finney.. some of these aren’t the best but definitely not the worst..

    Comment by Jooshua – July 22, 2011 10:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sam Elliot. Great Voice

    Comment by Sue – July 24, 2011 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter Strauss, from “Rich Man, Poor Man” has a great voice, and may not be as recognizable as many of the other choices, if that could be an issue. Oh, and I’ve always loved Anthony Hopkins’ voice.

    Comment by Annie – July 24, 2011 04:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Morgan freeman

    Comment by bob. – July 29, 2011 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Quze – July 30, 2011 10:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well this makes just one more show of many that I’m NOT going to watch. I would most certainly have watched for the sexy voice of Robert Wagner!!!

    Comment by RMorse – August 3, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Regis” final answer– & he will have the time soon!

    Comment by Dennis Tomaszewski – August 18, 2011 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Richard Anderson.

    Comment by Jojo – September 2, 2011 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d vote for Tom Selleck.

    Comment by Lucie – September 4, 2011 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Morgan Freeman would be a very good “Charlie” on “Charlie’s Angels”!

    Comment by Michael Kinsllow – September 5, 2011 08:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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