Sunday, April 2, 2017

Her Option Wasn't Picked Up

Shelley at the at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel 
in Beverly Hills, California, Feb 1980

In Februay of 1980, it was reported that during the Charlie's Angels Valentine's Day Party at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, cards were handed out to Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and David Doyle, inviting them to the fifth season of the TV series. And it was also reported that Shelley didn't get one and that quickly spread. But the truth is Shelley wasn't fired. She signed a one-year contract with the show which had a three or five-year option. According to Glamour magazine in May of 1980, "Shelley isn't being fired", the producers of the show said, "Actually, Shelley must decide whether she wants to continue with the show." It was probably why she didn't get one? But then according that same Glamour article, Shelley said, "I'm not sure whether my option is being picked up for the next season." Well, as everyone knows, it wasn't. But then Shelley was okay with that, because, as she told TV Tales: Charlie's Angels in 2002, doing Angels for a year was already more than enough for her.