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Charlie's Angels are back -- 30 years after first TV series

CLASSIC 70s TV series Charlie's Angels is heading back to the small screen in a high-stakes remake.

Producers of the US remake say they will bring the crime-fighting trio back down to earth.

"We know a show like this has a big target on its back," creator and executive producer Al Gough said.

Gough said the two films based on the series, starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, were "like superhero movies for girls."

"We wanted to make this more grounded, make these women feel real, to give them a past," he said.

The iconic TV series, which aired from 1976 to 1981, made Farrah Fawcett an international sex symbol, and girl power found a new generation of fans in the 2000 and 2003 films.

Grey's Anatomy actress Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly of Friday Night Lights and General Hospital's Annie Ilonzeh will take on the roles first made famous by Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson. ABC's new series, which will air in September, switches the action to Miami.

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