SMALLVILLE Creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar Scripting CHARLIE’S ANGELS Reboot for ABC

     May 23, 2010


It was recently announced that the upcoming tenth season of Smallville will be its swan song, but show creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar won’t be anywhere near the small Kansas town at the time of the signoff.  The duo, who left the Superman series after season seven, will head over to ABC to assume scripting duties for the Charlie’s Angels reboot in development at the network.  Gough and Millar will replace Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), under whose guide the remake was targeting a Fall 2010 launch.  With Gough and Millar on board, Angels could descend upon ABC by midseason.  According to The Live Feed, Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg and Nancy Juvonen are producing.

To get a taste of the original 1976 series, hit the jump.

charlies_angels_1976_jaclyn_smith_farrah_fawcett_kate_jackson_01Here’s a description of the first season of the Aaron Spelling-created show via Amazon:

America’s guiltiest pleasure of 1976–the inaugural season of Charlie’s Angels–has returned in all its jiggly, jolly glory in this tidy boxed set. It’s hard to describe just how captivated the nation’s media and viewing public were with cheesemeister Aaron Spelling’s ABC-TV hit, but for awhile Charlie’s Angels was wildly popular appointment television at its most self-consciously banal. The first season’s three (and best-remembered) belles–lioness Farrah Fawcett (then Farrah Fawcett-Majors), pin-up babe Jaclyn Smith, and Thinking Man’s beauty Kate Jackson–were something like primetime Spice Girls, gracing countless magazine covers and bestselling posters. The idea (even if a fan of the show didn’t happen to be a straight male) was that one was compelled to choose a favorite angel as a kind of ink-blot window onto one’s subconscious life.

Here’s the very first scene of the series, so you can see Fawcett, Smith, and Jackon in action: