Extraordinary ladies broke the mold of the male-dominated crime drama genre on television when Charlie’s Angels was aired from September 22, 1976, to June 24, 1981, on ABC. This series that lasted five seasons with 110 episodes, was produced by Aaron Spelling and created by Ben Roberts and Ivan Goff. The show revolves around the risky undertakings of three stunning and skilled women working for a Los Angeles private detective agency. Charlie’s Angel’s original main cast comprised of Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett), Kate Jackson (Sabrina Duncan), and Farrah Fawcett (Jill Munroe; billed in the series as Farrah Fawcett-Majors). The voice of the mysterious Charlie Townsend was provided by John Forsythe. Charlie directed the Angels through a speakerphone. When Farrah Fawcett and Kate Jackson left, Tanya Roberts (Julie Rogers), Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe), and Shelley Hack (Tiffany Welles)joined the series. David Boyle was then cast as John Bosley, who assists the Angels during their missions.
Charlie’s Angels was a television series about three gorgeous private investigators in LA, California who handle various cases that require their talent and skills to be solved. Kelly Garrett, Sabrina Duncan, and Jill Munroe all graduated from the police academy. Though they proved themselves during their training, they were just given the jobs of a crossing guard, meter maid, and office worker. Because they were not satisfied with their work, they were recruited to work for Charlie Townsend as his private investigators. Like any procedural crime drama of its era, each episode starts with the crime and then the Angels are given the case details so they can go undercover and solve it. Then, the episodes end with Charlie, congratulating the Angels for a job well done.
Charlie’s Angels Opening Theme
Charlie’s Angels Dolls, HASBRO, 1970s