With former It Takes a Thief star Robert Wagner having bowed out as the voice of never-seen detective agency head Charles Townsend on this fall’s rebooted Charlie’s Angels series (reportedly “due to his scheduling conflicts”), the search is on for a replacement. In The Huffington Post, screenwriter Greg Archer proposes a few articulate alternatives, including former Rockford Files star James Garner and Knots Landing’s William Devane (either of whom would probably be great).
But I would also like to suggest three more distinctive-sounding performers: Jeff Goldblum, freed from his stint on Law & Order: Criminal Intent; ex-Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors (an interesting choice, since his onetime wife, Farrah Fawcett, was among the original “angels”); and--try this one on for size--71-year-old Welsh former heartthrob, singer Tom Jones. Yes, that Tom Jones.
Any other suggestions?