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New series in focus: ABC’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’

I watched “Charlie’s Angels” religiously as a pre-teen kid (amid all the Farrah posters circulating, Jaclyn Smith was my fave). We’ve chatted in the office about who the new version of “Angels” is targeted for. By placing it on Thursdays at 8 p.m., ABC seems to be going for some subset of its “Grey’s Anatomy”/”Private Practice” audience, with perhaps a few curious boys-to-men (who can’t find anything to suit their needs on cable) looking in on stars Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh.

In a timeslot that has given ABC’s scripted series fits (“My Generation,” “FlashForward”), “Angels” doesn’t seem doomed, but does it have the requisite emotions for fans of “Grey’s” to care enough to tune in? Or will it rely on rather violent action sequences like the one above to attract viewers with more primal tastes?

Again, it’s too soon to judge, but part of me can’t help but think that the new “Angels” will go the way of recent 8 p.m. style-over-substance shows like “Knight Rider” and “Undercovers.”

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