The death pool for the fall TV season has another victim. After just four episodes, ABC has canceled Charlie’s Angels. The show saw a microscopic increase in ratings for its latest episode, but it wasn’t enough to save the Angels.
ABC has yet to announce what will take its place, though Deadline reports that the network intends to eventually air the remaining episodes that were filmed.
Charlie’s Angels joins The Playboy Club, Free Agents and H8R as the only shows to be officially canceled so far. The CBS comedy How to Be a Gentleman shut down production after just nine episodes, though the network is still airing episodes Saturday nights.
The cancellation continues ABC’s failing track record Thursday nights at 8pm. Last year the new drama My Generation was axed after just two episodes, and the year before FlashForward had the time slot.
The news is also good because it frees up a number of talented people whose talents were being wasted on a bad show. The writing staff included Douglas Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost and The Middleman), while the cast was to include Emmy-nominee Victor Garber as the so-far unseen Charlie.
Next on the death watch chopping block: ABC’s Pan Am, which dropped more than 4.5 million viewers from the first episode to the third and episode, and which could get canceled next if the ratings continue to nose dive.
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