9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Original Charlie’s Angels Series
5. Breach of Contract
Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith all signed five year contracts with ABC, so when Fawcett decided to leave after just one season to embark on a film career, producers and the network sued her for $7 million for breach of contract. Initially they did try to negotiate with her by offering her time during summer hiatus to make one film and they even agreed to raise her salary, but she declined. The lawsuit was only settled after Fawcett agreed to make a total of six guest appearances over the following two seasons.
4. Michelle Pfeiffer
After Kate Jackson was fired at the end of season three, several up and coming actresses were considered for the role Sabrina Duncan, including Michelle Pfeiffer, Bo Derek and Melanie Griffith. Pfeiffer was a favorite with producers, but her on-screen test showed that she lacked experience, so she was passed over for the part.