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Admit it: Somewhere, there's a photo of you and two friends doing the "Charlie's Angels" pose. If you don't remember the '70s TV show, you surely chomped some popcorn to the 2000 film version (or the 2003 sequel). And now Charlie's Angels is set for another comeback.
Drew Barrymore, who produced and co-starred in the movie, has announced plans to make a new Charlie's Angels TV show for ABC. Her co-producers include one of the original show's producers, as well as the creator of the Fox show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Re-launching a TV show is tricky business (Variety points to this fall's Melrose Place as a less-than-successful example), but the 90210 remake is still riding high, and the new series V, based on the '80s show, is already a hit.
Given the talent involved, we think Charlie's Angels -- which "is expected to be geared toward a new generation while paying homage to the past" -- has an excellent shot. The pilot is being written by the guy behind The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a highly underrated action show with smart, strong female characters. Charlie's Angels would do well to copy that formula, with the humor and sexiness kicked up just a notch. As for Barrymore, she's really come into her own as a Hollywood power producer, with recent films like He's Just Not That Into You and Whip It (which she also directed). This will be her first move into network TV, and you can bet she'll make it a good one.
The big question, of course, is: Who will play the Angels? Will they cast unknown up-and-coming actresses, or established TV stars? Barrymore's film co-stars Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu are unlikely to be interested, so here's our guess: They'll go with an established star as Bosley (played by Bill Murray in the film), then cast mostly-unknowns as the Angels. We'd like to point out that with the cancellation of Dollhouse and The Sarah Connor Chronicles, two excellent female action stars are back on the market. Summer Glau and Eliza Dushku already know martial arts, and they'd both look great with feathered hair.
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