BEHIND THE CAMERA: THE UNAUTHORIZED STORY OF CHARLIE'S ANGELS (NBC 3/8/04) Tricia Helfer, Christina Chambers, Lauren Stamile, Dan Castellaneta, Bruce Altman, Dan Lauria, Wallace Langham, Ben Browder
The year is 1975. Producers Aaron Spelling (Dan Castellaneta - The Simpsons) and Leonard Goldberg (Bruce Altman-Girl Interrupted, Matchstick Men) are raking in the bucks with TV series like S.W.A.T. and Starsky and Hutch. Now they have an exciting new series they're pitching to ABC boss Fred Silverman (Dan Lauria - The Wonder Years) about a trio of leather-clad female detectives called "Alley Cat." Before long, the Cats become Angels in the employ of a mystery man named Charlie.
Starring as the Angels are up-and-comers Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Christina Chambers (As the World Turns) as Jaclyn Smith and Lauren Stamile (Off Centre) as Kate Jackson, all of whom give stunningly accurate portrayals of the '70s icons.
Also in the cast are Wallace Langham (Veronica's Closet, CSI) as Farrah's manager Jay Bernstein, and Ben Browder (Farscape) as Lee Majors.
Go behind the scenes of TV's original "jiggle" series in its first tumultuous season. Witness the earth-shaking first encounter of Breck girl Jaclyn Smith and Wella Balsam girl Farrah Fawcett-Majors as shampoo and conditioner join forces, the brainstorming sessions wherein Spelling and Goldberg feign interest in Kate Jackson's feminist agenda, Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors drunken tantrums, and all that fabulous hair!