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Angela Lansbury relieved that NBC's planned remake of 'Murder, She Wrote' is not going ahead

British actress and singer Dame Angela Lansbury is photographed on stage at the Gielgud Theatre in central London, as she returns to the West End this spring for the first time in nearly 40 years, with the play, Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Lansbury reunites with director Michael Blakemore to reprise her role as Madame Arcati. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
January 23, 2014 - 8:14 AM

LONDON - Angela Lansbury says she's relieved that a planned remake of her classic whodunit series "Murder, She Wrote" has been cancelled.

Lansbury had been critical of NBC's idea of a reboot starring Octavia Spencer. The entertainment website Deadline.com reported this week that NBC was not going ahead with the show.

Lansbury said Thursday she thought the remake was a bad idea from the start. She said she had "too much admiration" for Spencer "to saddle her with the awful responsibility" of having to rework the much-loved show.

The 88-year-old actress is about to perform on London's West End stage for the first time in almost 40 years, as the medium Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit."

Lansbury won a Tony Award for the role on Broadway.

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