Shelley won the race "to find Charlie's newest Angel" in 1979. In 1977, When Farrah Fawcett left the series, there was so much media interest on her replacement (Cheryl Ladd) and how she would fare. 1979 was no different. Kate Jackson was fired? or left the series? (it depended on who you were talking to) and media interest on her replacement was all over the news. "I couldn't believe it. What was I doing in the evening news?" Shelley exclaimed.