Saturday, September 12, 2015

For How Long

Charlie's Angels Mark III,
Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Shelley Hack,
on the cover of the Australian edition of TV Guide, 1979

Charlie's Angels was a worldwide phenomenon and was in its 4th season in 1979 when Shelley joined the cast. Shelley brought a breath of fresh air into the series which was showing signs of fatigue (the 3rd season finished at 12th over all in the ratings - 8 places down from the 2nd season's ratings which was 4th). The season opened with a lot of fanfare - as well as the expected negative reviews - and finished at number one for that week. As the season progressed, many were wondering how long the series was going to last in the air - and which Angel would last the entire series. The Australian edition of TV Guide posed the question "Charlie's Beautiful Angels: How Long Can They Last?" Well, people are still talking about all the Angels until this very moment. So what do you think?