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ABC Announces 2011-2012 Schedule

by Jean Bentley, posted May 17th 2011 9:35AM
Charlie's AngelsABC announced its fall 2011 schedule this morning, and there are a few surprises on the lineup.

New series 'Apartment 23,' 'Good Christian Belles,' 'Man Up,' 'Missing,' 'The River' and 'Scandal' are all being held until mid-season, as are returning shows 'Cougar Town' and 'Secret Millionaire.'

'Charlie's Angels' nabbed the prime Thursdays at 8PM slot, while 'Extreme Makeover Home Edition' is moving from Sunday nights to Fridays to make room for new series 'Once Upon a Time' at 8PM, with 'Pan Am' debuting in the 10PM slot.

Check out the full fall schedule below.

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ABC Orders Tim Allen Sitcom, 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Good Christian Belles' & More to Series

by Chris Harnick, posted May 13th 2011 4:00PM
Tim AllenIn the wake of canceling 'V' and 'Brothers & Sisters,' ABC has ordered several new shows to series, including Tim Allen's sitcom and 'Charlie's Angels.'

The Tim Allen series, now called 'Last Man Standing' comes from '30 Rock' writer Jack Burditt. The official tagline: "Even though the world around him has declared the traditional male an 'endangered species,' Tim Fitzgerald is fighting for his manhood in a world that is being increasingly dominated by women."

'Apt. 23' (formerly 'Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23') tells the story of a young woman who moves to the big city and ends up with a hard-partying roommate. Dreama Walker and Krysten Ritter star.

Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh star in the 'Charlie's Angels' reboot.

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Mashup: A Salute to Butt-Kicking TV Women (VIDEO)

by Avaryl Halley, posted Apr 1st 2011 12:20PM
Yesterday was the last day of Women's History Month, bringing to an end AOL TV's month-long celebration of Women on TV.

We've had tribute lists and graphics, but we wanted to go out with a bang: a mashup! What better way to salute some of the most iconic and powerful woman in television history than with a video of them in action?

Below you'll find one awesome video -- if we do say so ourselves -- of fierce females in action. There's plenty of canceled Joss Whedon goodness and soapy slaps to satisfy everybody.

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'Charlie's Angels' Reboot: Filming Starts in Miami

by PopEater Staff, posted Mar 18th 2011 8:45AM
'Charlie's Angels' castThe 'Charlie's Angels' reboot is a "Go" as filming's underway on the pilot episode in Miami.

Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh have stepped into the crime-fighting roles made iconic in the original series, which aired from 1976-81.

The new show, which is set in the present day, will feature the girls as reformed criminals who are brought together by Charlie to redeem themselves, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Former big-screen 'Angel' Drew Barrymore serves as executive producer for the show, which is one of the most buzzed about pilots for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

And as for Charlie? Robert Wagner will play the voice made famous by the late John Forsythe, as the show plans on keeping Charlie out of sight like the original.

'Battle Los Angeles' star Ramón Rodríguez is set to fill the role of Bosley, and dished to E! Online about his new gig.

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'Charlie's Angels' Reboot Casts Ramon Rodriguez as Bosley

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 11th 2011 8:52AM

Ramon RodriguezThe last piece of major 'Charlie's Angels' casting has fallen into place with the news that 'The Wire' alum, Ramón Rodríguez, has been cast as Bosley.

According to TVLine.com, Rodríguez's verison of Bosley will be "a charming and funny guy with 'GQ' looks and Peter Pan smile who has great hacking skills and technical knowledge." So, just like David Doyle's character in the original, then?

Rodriguez joins previously cast Minka Kelly ('Friday Night Lights'), Rachael Taylor ('Transformers') and Annie Ilonzeh ('General Hospital') in the new series.

And, if reports are true, he'll be taking orders from Robert Wagner, who's said to be in talks to play the eponymous Charlie.

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'Dallas,' 'Charlie's Angels' Remakes Update: Who'll Play Bobby's Son?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 9th 2011 8:20AM
Jesse MetcalfeRight now, you could be forgiven for thinking you'd woken up and found yourself in the late 1970s, but it's okay, don't panic. It's just reboot-tastic time in the world of TV, and we've got some groovy updates on the new versions of 'Dallas' and 'Charlie's Angels.'

Last week we reported that original 'Dallas' stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray had signed on for the update, and now we hear that producers are close to casting the pivotal role of Bobby and Pam Ewing's son, Christopher.

According to TVLine.com it's a two-horse race between Jesse Metcalfe and newcomer Alex Russell.

Producers say that the new 'Dallas' will focus on the next generation of the Ewing dynasty as they squabble over power, money and women. Josh Henderson has already signed on to play Christopher's cousin John Ross, with whom he and Jordana Brewster's character, Elena, become entangled in a love triangle.

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'The Kennedys' Could Air in Syndication, Jimmy Fallon Writes a Book and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 31st 2011 12:05PM
The KennedysEven though multiple cable networks have passed on airing the controversial 'Kennedys' miniseries, it could still come to a TV screen near you.

According to Deadline, producers are in talks to sign a syndication deal with Tribune Broadcasting. After Showtime, DirecTV and Starz all passed on the eight-part series, which was canceled by the History Channel after concerns over historical accuracy, several basic cable networks reportedly showed interest in airing the film as well. However, Deadline reports that the producers would rather sell 'The Kennedys' to syndication.

In other TV news ...

Jimmy Fallon is writing a book. The talk show host will turn his weekly bit about writing thank-you notes into two different books called, well, 'Thank You Notes.' The first will be released on May 23, the second in spring of 2012. [Variety]

Marcos Siega, the man who helmed the first episode of The CW's 'The Vampire Diaries,' will be in charge of another sure-to-be-hit series. Siega has been tapped to direct the pilot of the new 'Charlie's Angels' reboot, which stars Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh. [Entertainment Weekly]

When you see that 'Grease' is on cable, do you immediately stop channel surfing so you can sing along to your favorite faux-'50s musical? Then have we got the cable event for you: Oxygen will air a 'Grease' sing-along on Feb. 4 at 9:30PM ET to kick off a 12-hour 'Glee' marathon. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor Join 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 27th 2011 4:20PM
Minka Kelly, Rachel TaylorMinka Kelly and Rachael Taylor have landed the last two Angel roles in ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' reboot.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the two join previously cast soap opera star Annie Ilonzeh.

'Friday Night Lights' star Kelly will play the character previously known as Marisa (the name will be changed), a former Marine weapons expert who is versed in all forms of hand-to-head combat. The character also happens to be a neat freak. Taylor has been tapped to play Abby, described as the youngest and sassiest of the Angels. The character has a notoriously crooked Wall Street father and is a quite the con artist herself.

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Has Dania Ramirez Been Cast in 'Charlie's Angels'?

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 20th 2011 3:32PM
Dania RamirezHas Dania Ramirez joined the cast of 'Charlie's Angels'?

According to tweets from celebrity make-up artist Wendi Lynn Avignone, the 'Heroes' actress will be part of the cast. Avignone and Ramirez previously worked together on 'Heroes' and 'Entourage.' The tweets have since been deleted, but you can check out a screen capture below.

Other than 'Heroes,' Ramirez is known for her work on 'Entourage' and in 'X-Men: The Last Stand.'

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NBC Orders Magic Pilot from Ron Moore, ABC Casts First 'Charlie's Angels' Lead and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 20th 2011 10:30AM
Ron Moore'Battlestar Galactica' mastermind Ron Moore has received a pilot order from NBC for '17th Precinct,' an ensemble police drama set in a world ruled by magic.

Stop. You had us at Ron Moore, then you throw in magic!? We're so there.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the project described as "Harry Potter for grown-ups" follows a police squad in the fictional town of Excelsior.

In other TV news ...

Annie Ilonzeh has landed an angelic role in ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' reboot. The 'General Hospital' star will play Kate, a smart, athletic ex-cop who just so happens to be a martial arts expert. No word on the other two Angels. [Deadline Hollywood]

Sheila Kelley has landed a key role on 'Gossip Girl.' Kelley, who was recently seen on 'Lost,' will play Carol, Lily's sister. Illeana Douglas was cast, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. [TVLine]

Jonathan Banks will play Jay's brother on 'Modern Family.' The 'Wiseguy' actor will appear in late February or March. [TVLine]

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Kelly Ripa Strikes a Pose in a Bid for 'Charlie's Angels' Remake (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 14th 2011 1:00PM
It looks like Kelly Ripa really wants to branch out. First, she stumped heavily to fill in for Vanna White on 'Wheel of Fortune' for a day. Now, it seems the 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) co-host is gunning for a role in the rumored TV reboot of 'Charlie's Angels.'

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ABC Orders 'Charlie's Angels' Pilot With Robert Wagner as Charlie

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 13th 2011 4:00PM
Charlie's AngelsA 'Charlie's Angels' remake is a go -- sort of. ABC has officially ordered 'Charlie's Angels' to pilot.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the new series from 'Smallville' writer-producers Miles Millar and Al Gough will be set in Miami. 'Gossip Girl' veteran Mark Piznarski is being courted to direct.

Robert Wagner of 'Hart to Hart' and 'Austin Powers' fame is in talks to voice the unseen Charlie. According to Vulture, the 81-year-old actor had a deal with the late Aaron Spelling and received a stake in the 'Charlie's Angels' franchise, so him taking part in the new series seems to be part of the deal.

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Bill O'Reilly Will Interview Obama, Craig Ferguson's 'Dr. Who' Skit to Air and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 6th 2011 6:00PM
Bill O'Reilly, Barack ObamaFootball won't be the only matchup going down on Super Bowl Sunday.

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly will interview President Barack Obama during the Super Bowl pre-show on Feb. 6, the Washington Post reports.

O'Reilly and Obama last went head-to-head during the 2008 presidential campaign. Last year Katie Couric did the interview for CBS, and Matt Lauer covered it the year before for NBC.

In other TV news ...

Craig Ferguson's 'Dr. Who' cold open will finally air during tonight's 'Late Late Show.' The skit was leaked online (by Ferguson himself) because CBS couldn't clear the rights to use the theme song -- until now. [Speakeasy]

Two former 'Practice' stars will appear on David E. Kelley's new series 'Harry's Law.' Steve Harris and Camryn Manheim will appear in future episodes of the show, though they won't reprise their 'Practice' roles. [TVLine]

The new 'Charlie's Angels' reboot is giving Bosley a different look. The iconic character will now be played by a hunky actor in his late 20s to early 30s with a mischevious smile. [TV Guide]

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Casting the 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 28th 2010 3:55PM
Charlie's AngelsABC is moving forward with its 'Charlie's Angels' reboot after more than a year of development. According to Deadline Hollywood, the project has a script from 'Smallville' masterminds Al Gough and Miles Millar and will likely start filming in January.

Gough, Millar, Leonard Goldberg, executive producer of the original series, Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen are all executive producing the pilot.

It's full steam ahead, but there's just one problem -- Charlie has no Angels. Well, there is no Charlie either. We'd like to fix that.

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'Smallville' Writers Take Over 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 24th 2010 10:40AM

Charlie's AngelsThe writing team who brought Superman back to TV screens in 'Smallville' are set to work their magic on the reboot of 'Charlie's Angels' for ABC.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, hit writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are replacing Josh Friedman ('Terminator: The Sarah Connors Chronicles') on the Sony Television Pictures project, which is being developed for a potential pilot order and midseason launch.

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