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.

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  1. Doug says:

    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.

  2. Sheldon W. says:

    Fred Ward.

  3. Melinda says:

    They should get an unknown with an awesome voive. There is this guy on youtube who could read a phone book.

  4. handtalker says:

    John Slattery? Tony Todd? John Michael Higgins?

  5. Jooshua says:

    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..

  6. Sue says:

    Sam Elliot. Great Voice

  7. Annie says:

    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.

  8. bob. says:

    Morgan freeman

  9. Quze says:


  10. RMorse says:

    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!!!

  11. Dennis Tomaszewski says:

    “Regis” final answer– & he will have the time soon!

  12. Jojo says:

    Richard Anderson.

  13. Lucie says:

    I’d vote for Tom Selleck.

  14. Michael Kinsllow says:

    Morgan Freeman would be a very good “Charlie” on “Charlie’s Angels”!