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Angela Lansbury says 'Murder, She Wrote' reboot a 'mistake'

Actress Angela Lansbury in Sydney, Australia, early this

Actress Angela Lansbury in Sydney, Australia, early this year. The actress says “it’s a mistake” for NBC to call a new show “Murder, She Wrote,” though she praises actress Octavia Spencer and wishes her luck. (Jan. 7, 2013) Credit: AP

Now Angela Lansbury has weighed in on the misguided decision to remake "Murder, She Wrote" and her blunt assessment is as follows: A mistake, or at least a mistake to call the show 'Murder, She Wrote."

Here's what she has told The Associated Press:

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

She praises Octavia Spencer, who will star in the NBC remake, calling her “absolutely wonderful, a lovely actress .?.?. So I wish her well, but I wish it wasn’t in 'Murder, She Wrote.'”

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