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Friday, May 27, 2011

'Charlie's Angels' & 'Pan Am' On The Air This Fall!

ABC unveiled its fall schedule Tuesday at its upfronts presentation in New York, announcing a long-awaited remake of the classic jigglefest, "Charlie's Angels." The network also scheduled a "Mad Men"-esque 1960s-based jet-setting drama, "Pan Am," about flyboys and glamour girls who may just double as spies.


"Charlie's Angels," like its predecessor in the '70s, will follow three women who are "fearless detectives, head-turning beauties and close friends." Set in Miami, the sun-soaked drama gives the characters a little edge in their backstories -- thief, street racer, disgraced cop -- and stars Minka Kelly ("Parenthood"), Rachael Taylor ("Grey's Anatomy"), Annie Ilonzeh ("General Hospital") and Ramon Rodriguez ("The Wire") as Bosley. The elusive Charlie Townsend, their boss, is still presumably heard and not seen. Drew Barrymore and her production partner Nancy Juvonen are executive producers.



"Pan Am," set in a time when air travel was luxurious, stars Christina Ricci ("Penelope") and comes from writer/executive producer Tommy Schlamme ("The West Wing"). 

Most promising:Pan Am.
  If looks could kill, Pan Am would murder the competition. The clips for this '60s-set paean to the glory, glamour days of air travel were lush and lovely — if you have a lingering fondness for the days when stewardesses were all gorgeous and girdled, pilots were all handsome and heroic, and passengers all dressed like they were going to the prom. Combined with its Charlie's Angels revival, ABC would seem to have cornered the market for female-powered nostalgia. How that translates to story-telling remains to be seen. ABC is promising excitement and "sexy entanglements," all built around Christina Ricci as a secret bohemian off to see the world. It could be as enticing as Mad Men— or as quaint as '63 flick Come Fly With Me, which the clips rather resemble.
  • 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.
http://www.tvline.com/2011/01/breaking-abc-orders-charlies-angels-reboot/

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