Angela Lansbury Slams Proposed Murder, She Wrote Remake

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Please no, she said.

With talk of a Murder, She Wrote remake swimming around NBC - it would star Octavia Spencer as a nurse who also solves crimes - actress Angela Lansbury has come out and made her feelings on the idea well known.

And it's safe to say she isn't on board.

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Said Lansbury to The Associated Press:

"I think it's a mistake to call it 'Murder, She Wrote,' because 'Murder, She Wrote' will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person."

Lansbury portrayed Fletcher for 12 seasons of the drama, along with four television movies on CBS.

The multiple-time Tony Award winner made sure to say she was a fan of Spencer's... just not this proposal.

"I'm sorry that they have to use the title 'Murder, She Wrote,' even though they have access to it and it's their right."

What do YOU think? Should there be a Murder, She Wrote remake?


lawd this political correctness has gone too far. cant black people think up an original idea? they have to remake murder she wrote? the remake will fail because no one would believe a black woman as classy and living in a non-city. only black people will watch the show so it will not stay on the air. angela lansbury will have the last laugh.


I loved Murder She Wrote! I think it should use a different name. I agree Angela! New program, new name.


I can't blame her, I'd be pissed too if they tried to remake a classic I was in.

@ The Watcher

it is the 'thing' to make a black version of every classic. i mean, they even remade cinderella with scary ass Brandy! what a disaster! and of course the remade the fugitive, a harrison ford classic, with black wesley snipes, who doesnt even pay his damn taxes. it is such a shame that they cast black trash in remakes of classic movies and expect people really want to see them. even disney had to make a new cartoon with a black princess, and no one bought tickets to see it!

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