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'Angel' delight as hit show returns

Miami is the new city of angels -- at least the city of 'Charlie's Angels'.

American TV channel ABC is launching an updated version of the classic series that kicks off the network's Thursday-night prime-time line-up. Moving its setting and production from Los Angeles to south Florida, the new show gets a fresh start in a new city.

The remake has attempted to distance itself from the camp nature of the 1970s' version, and has strived to establish itself as a more grounded action-packed series.

Drew Barrymore -- an Angel in the 2000 and 2003 films -- serves as an executive producer, and the show was developed by Al Gough and Miles Millar, the duo behind the hit show 'Smallville', which followed the exploits of a young, pre-Superman Clark Kent.

"When you say you're going to re-boot 'Charlie's Angels', you're just hanging a big target on your back," Gough said.

Irish Independent