Wanted: New Charlie for 'Charlie's Angels'

Goodbye, Charlie! ABC’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels hasn’t bowed yet but the studio is already making a change on the high-profile project: Robert Wagner won’t be voicing the iconic (and unseen) character this fall. Sony TV, which is producing the drama for ABC, told TV Guide in a statement: “Due to his scheduling conflicts, Robert Wagner will need to step away from his duties as Charlie on Charlie’s Angels.” Dang! The 81-year-old vet of film and TV would have been great.

Suggestions for his replacement? Ricky Gervais? James Earl Jones? Newman from Seinfeld?

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  • d

    Stephen Hawking

    • Betsy

      Bill Clinton! (not joking)

  • PDDB

    I happily volunteer for this!

    “Hello Angels…”

  • Mincha

    James Brolin?

  • hmmm…..

    Richard Simmons?

    • Phoebe

      Another vote for Tony Head. He has a warm & engaging voice that is also charming.

  • Summer

    John Cleese or Tony Head!

  • Alex F

    Scott Baio. Charlie in Charge.

  • Derrick

    So, let me get this straight. 81 yo Robert Wagner is too busy for a voice-over roll? If I recall, Charlie is only heard in maybe 10 mins. per episode. How is he too busy for that?

    • RK

      He could literally phone it in.

    • Eric P

      It’s “industry speak” for “fired”

      • swthompson

        Robert Wagner owns a piece of the show.

    • bruno

      industry cover up speak for “he quit and this show sucks”.

      • MB

        You’re probably closer to the truth.

  • CDC

    Charlie Sheen.

    • Benlinus


  • Duderonomy

    Helen freakin’ Mirren. C’mon, who sez Charlie has to be an old man?

    • Kurt Russell

      Judi Dench

    • Travis Adkins

      LOVE this idea!!!

    • Alex F

      Mirren’s a GILF.

  • Pink Lemonade

    He left because he knew this show is going to fail and fail hard. The clips that I have seen are ridiculous especially the blond one that came from Grey’s Anatomy.

  • Jethro

    Why cast, the show will be cancelled within 4-6 weeks. It will never survive Thursdays at 8 pm against CBS & NBC comedies.

    Name the last ABC hit from that time period?

    • swthompson

      NBC comedies get cultish ratings. CBS has potential– but your biggest problem is FOX. For every Hawaii Five O that succeeds (in its limited way) there is a Bionic Woman that self-destructs. Then again, three attractive women running around in provocative outfits might interest the male demo at that time.

  • Jan

    Mike Rowe. His voice over commercials are good.

    • mantha

      another vote for MIKE ROW!

  • Brent

    John Larroquette!!

    • Kevin

      Second That

  • Anne

    John O’Hurley!

    • Jeff

      Leonard Nimoy

  • JLC

    Stephen Fry.

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