Breaking: Charlie's Angels Canceled By ABC

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Sorry, Charlie, but this week’s tiny uptick in ratings simply wasn’t enough to keep your Angels aloft.

ABC has shut down production on its reboot of Charlie’s Angels effective immediately, in the wake of a full month of meager ratings. The detective drama become this fall’s fifth casualty after NBC’s The Playboy Club and Free Agents, CBS” How to Be a Gentleman (which ceased production after being shuttled to Saturdays), and The CW’s H8R.

Already-produced Angels episodes will continue to air in the Thursdays-at-8 slot, at least up to and perhaps beyond scheduled end-of-month holiday preemptions (such as when another Charlie, Brown, fills the slot).

In its Sept. 23 debut, Angels attracted 8.7 million viewers while scoring a 2.1 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demo. At last tally, the show drew 5.9 mil and a 1.3, down 32 and 38 percent, respectively.

Comments (163)

  • Just don’t cancel Pan Am. Now that’s a great show.

    Comment by Brian – October 14, 2011 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh well, Minka back to Parenthood and Rachael back to Grey’s.

    Comment by BrianR – October 14, 2011 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What a bloody season! Half the nights there is nothing to watch on tv. The counter programing is killing these networks.

    Comment by JHarnes – October 14, 2011 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watch Hawaii 5-0 and love it. This new Charlie’s Angels, I have watched but cannot get into it. After last nights sub par episode I figured I would not watch it again. Not surprised it was cancelled. Dallas reboot? Can’t wait, not really a reboot as it is the next generation. Izzie back on Grey’s? For how long, till Katherine gets offered another movie? Pass on Izzie!

    Comment by Vi – October 14, 2011 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Against the Wall is a good show, hope more people give it a chance. However, I will not miss Charlie’s Angels…

    Comment by Mark – October 14, 2011 08:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Having seen the original I wanted to like this show. But I didn’t. Everything seemed so forced and fake just like the movies that were really bad. Watching the original I remember doing an eyeroll at things, Girls in Chains anyone, but it was mindless fun and viewers and actors knew it but you still cared/connected to the charactes. This was just cringe worthy. Maybe not enough time has passed from the original and the reboot. I won’t be watching the rest of them but for the fans that liked this show at least they got that as opposed to other shows that just drop off the face of the earth.

    Comment by Laura – October 14, 2011 09:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So Minka Kelly can go back on Parenthood and get with Crosby now right?

    Comment by Gabby – October 14, 2011 10:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Minka Kelly, come back to Parenthood?

    Comment by Lauren – October 14, 2011 10:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hahaha about time, horrible script. So bad. I saw only a few minutes and that was it, that was truly all I could stomach. My roommate and I were rolling on the floor laughing at the unbearably cheesy one liners. I’m having a really hard time trying to understand how the cast and crew attached to this project actually thought it was promising material. Everything about it was ugh.

    Comment by Sofia – October 15, 2011 03:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hated the idea of a remake but gave it a shot anyway. I didn’t like it at all. It felt like it was taking itself too seriously and the writing was terrible.

    Comment by Tee – October 15, 2011 04:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I understand cancelling CA, it was dreck. But it still pulled more viewers overall and roughly the same demos as the terminally unfunny Community and Parks and Rec. In addition, those shows have had several years to build an audience. i iimagine most viewers who might have any interest have sampled and rejected them. What keeps those two pieces of crap floating? I was a big fan of Amy P on SNL, and also of Joel McCrae, but after giving both shows multiple viewings, I’m still looking for a real laugh. Don’t get me wrong, I love Modern Family, Big Bang, HIMYM, 30 Rock, etc. And have loved comedies back to Seinfeld. But I kinda like my comedies to actually be funny, which eliminates both of those shows. Their ratings will never improve, so why do they stay on the air?

    Comment by Jimbo – October 15, 2011 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Couldn’t agree more, really can’t believe Happy Endings wasn’t picked up for a full season !! Do us all a favor and pick it up for more than a full season , it’s probably one of the funniest shows on TV, well right after Big Bang Theory of course ;) …. BTW Two And A Half Men is DONE !! It’s just not good at all, it really feels as if Allen (John) is being forced onto the show as a new chararcter, it just doesn’t work !!

    Comment by octavio – October 15, 2011 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t watch this show and don’t really care. I got to say those who are sad about this show being cancelled, should watch NIKITA. NIKITA is a very good show and the writing and acting is phenomenal.

    Comment by mh – October 15, 2011 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I enjoyed this series. The actors all did a fabulous job with what they were given in scripts. Looked forward to thursday nights because I could sit back and travel with these fantastic actors and get into the mystery as well as the action. ABC has been making a lot of mistakes and this is one really big one. I hope they rethink this because Charlies Angels was and is a great show. I understand it even drew more to this last thursday nights viewing. What is wrong with giving a new show a chance? I Will miss Charlies Angels a lot.

    Comment by Anita Louise – October 15, 2011 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s hard to recreate a show from the past to new version of itself. Clearly it wasn’t good enough to develop into a show that audiences wanted to see another version of this classic show. “Charlie Angels” is and will be an classic. But with that it’s hard to create a show that was just a hit soon as it was premiered on “ABC” network. So it’s not a shock that even if it failed that at least they tired. But it wasn’t enough to keep it going to see what it would’ve been as a hit show.

    Comment by MEKISHA HALE – October 15, 2011 05:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know I am in the minority here, but I am honestly very sad. I watched the movies as a little girl and then in May, when I learned they were remaking the show, I went back and watched the original series. It was very good and I loved it, just like the movies. From the first minute of the remake, I have been hooked! Everyone, viewers and critics alike, have been slamming the show. They complain that it had horrible acting, directing, lighting, casting and writing. No one gave the show a chance, including ABC! Has anyone watched television lately? Nothing does well at first, it takes time to build a fan base! ABC gave Charlie’s Angels four weeks to build one! It’s also not right how Pan Am lost five million viewers since it’s premiere and yet Charlie’s Angels who have only lost about three has been cancelled. Double standard? I think so. ABC must really be trying to ruin their network. First they cancel two soaps, and now this? Alfred Gough and Miles Millar created everything that a remake should have. They kept it in tune with the original, but also added their own spin on things by making Bosley younger and moving the show to Miami. Drew Barrymore was an executive producer. The show did everything right, it just wasn’t given a chance to succeed. ABC you have lost a viewer from your stupidity. Pretty soon, you will have no one left.

    Comment by Taylor – October 15, 2011 09:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bosley should have been an older man, it allows the characters to get into multi generational scams. The 3 new Angels were not exquisite like the original 4 were. Robert Wagner pulled out as being the voice of Charlie because of “scheduling conflicts”, and he owns a percentage of Charlie’s Angels! (We all know that at this point in time, Mr Wagner’s career is not so busy that he couldn’t go into a recording studio for a half hour or so every week, so that was a BAD sign…) As for the producers, Al Gough is my cousin and I think most of his work is brilliant, but even as a devoted fan and relative of his, I just thought this was gonna be bad from its inception. And I think I was right.

      Comment by Frank Carozza – October 26, 2011 11:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • well, hopefully, we’ll have another go at it in the future. with better characters (reformed criminals? girls with shady pasts?? booooring!) and better casting (that gloria reuben look-alike derailed this reboot; were they aiming for a “missing” revival instead???). get kate jackson on board, as a charlie boss-figure this time, and tap jaclyn, cheryl and shelley hack, too. but please! leave tanya roberts in the soft-porn heaven where she is comfortably nestled. i’m almost pretty sure whoever was responsible for casting the lame tanya in the original also had a hand in the casting of this reboot. the girls dont sizzle, they fizzled out!

    Comment by belen k. antot – October 16, 2011 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does this mean that Minka Kelly can go back to Derek Jeter?

    Comment by Media Ho – October 17, 2011 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOO!!!! Does this mean no Erica Durance guest spot????

    Comment by jay – October 17, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, Charlies Angels did have a sequel but as JJ pointed out, it did not have a “second” sequel. A tv series (skip a generation) and then two movies doesn’t really qualify as a franchise.

    Comment by LJP – October 21, 2011 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im so sad i really liked the show!! :..[

    Comment by Ashlie – October 22, 2011 11:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The woman weren’t hot enough

    Comment by Nico – October 24, 2011 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOO YOU CAN’T SHUT THUS SHOW DOWN!!!! ITS AWSOME! You would be stupid to cancel this show! :(

    Comment by Kayla – October 25, 2011 01:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Charlies Angles should have been given a chance. Some shows have low ratings. but later by surprize they pick up. Change the day or time At least see how it does. I like the character and cast. It.s Nice to see police story or detectives. We need some westerns too.

    Comment by sandra – October 27, 2011 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like the show I do not understand why the show is being canceled

    Comment by maria – November 10, 2011 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show is exciting, and fun, the girls are amazing and need just a touch better acting! Maybe it should move to logo to replave the A-list!

    Comment by ryan marlatt – November 10, 2011 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved the show, I thought the girls were hot!!! Especially, Annie. Its about time we saw a show w/o an all white cast. Yes the script sucked and some of the acting wasn’t full on or completely up to par, but I thought the show had potential. Heck I could say the same thing about the new Hawaii 5.0 show when it first started, the script was crap, the only thing it had going for it was the Hawaii location. But look at them now? They got better writers and the show is now hot!

    The thing I especially loved about the Angels was the fact that they weren’t cursing all over the place and they didn’t have rude, obnoxious attitudes, they were ladies with class. I would love to see them in a well written action packed show soon.

    Comment by BhabaG – November 13, 2011 03:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Obviously you must be a hormone raged tween with a pubescent hairy hand. Are you kidding me? This show was a way to think that audiences are dumb and love to watch the commercials too.

      Comment by Hairy Hand – December 17, 2011 10:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Get some rogaine too you need it.

      Comment by Hairy Hand – December 17, 2011 10:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i loved that show you should really put it back on dose any one fell sorry for rach because she got bashed by newton he had mental problems he proposed to her and then his mood darkened and he started to bash her isnt that sad i dont think rach will ever get married

    Comment by 1234 – November 14, 2011 01:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really liked this show. yeah it wasn’t as much of a hit as the original nothing ever is. lets just admit that now, but it was good. i think the problem is that back when the original came out female heroins were new and fun so everyone loved all of them, and now there are female heroins everywhere. so i think the network was shooting too high and was disappointed. they need to find something new!

    Comment by Jessie – November 20, 2011 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First The Playboy Club now Charlie’s Angels?? I hear Bones’ ratings are WAAY down, too, because of the whole pregnancy thing. I guess some fans are ticked with the way the conception went down so they’re “striking” by not watching Bones. Which is stupid because it can just be cancelled. Whatever happens, Castle better not be cancelled. They have their best ratings ever but with this fall schedule being so unstable WHO KNOWS?? Well, I can’t live without my Castle fix. Charlie’s wasn’t that great so I’ll live.

    Comment by Elizabeth – December 7, 2011 12:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree that Castle is awesome but I liked Charlie’s angels too and I think they were pretty good

      Comment by Madison – March 4, 2013 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Elizabeth, you’re lucky. With all the heroines out there kicking ass and all, you’re lucky Castle started when it did. Now, on Castle, Beckett would just be overkill. Which was the Angles problem. They were overkill!

    Comment by Danny – December 7, 2011 12:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That sucks I liked that show.

    Comment by SMG Biggest fan – December 8, 2011 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked this show. It wasn’t the original but it was something i could watch with my girls. It was way better than watching shows that belittle people or cartoons that are not cartoons but for adults and kids stop the channel to watch and then realize “mom what does this mean….” Those are the shows that should be cancelled! But society truley prefers this crap.

    Comment by ms. t – December 15, 2011 10:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this show was great ! why cancel … very disappointed!

    Comment by ellie – December 24, 2011 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • aw i really liked liked charlies angels please start up again

    Comment by regan – March 28, 2012 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BRING THIS SHOW BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ABC suck and need to bring this show back because so many people love it as u can tell.
    Just because there wasn’t enough ratings doesn’t mean that u need to stop the viewing of the show! :( :( :( :(

    Comment by Katy – April 5, 2012 03:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • is not right!!! i love this show!!!! come on!!! i want to see it!!! :| (angry)

    Comment by Nicole – July 2, 2012 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awe crap – Here comes FireFly 2011 (But seriously! WTF!? Bring back FireFly!)
    I actually liked this show, it was just on a B network in my area. Had it been on Fox, CBS, or maybe even NBC – It would surely have seen another season. Boo to the execs who canceled it.

    Comment by Midgets Head – August 5, 2012 02:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ABC is like a guy who really can’t stay truthful to a woman. Everytime i find a cool tv show the NBC cancel it. And why not give some of the series a chance to give out a last episode just to finish it of nicely. In my opinion the only show that really finished of with a good ending episode is Charmed, the rest of them just shuts down with a question to ask what happened now.

    Comment by Veronica Byfuglien – October 19, 2012 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • comment post : i feel glad that charlies angels whaat be revival to the movies until the the new 2011 tv searies i heard that charlies angels 2011 what been cancel from the production to the script even the producer drew barrymores what disapointed from the company she work this past few weeks i thinks if u want to remake this tv show i thinks again u much remake a movies from charlies angels 1 to 2 now if drew want the charlies angels save in heaven she much remake again this show to became a part 3 trillogy from lucy liu to cameron diaz drew much expect the thrid movies installment from her ne charlies angels 3 angel for lifes but new voices of charlies even hot john david bossly with a new tweets a recomment the thrid movies of charlies angels perhap this will be more hits from tv searies:)

    Comment by Carlo Daniel Nuguid – November 11, 2012 03:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I MUST have that show back it is my life!!!!!! I loved coming home and watching it after a hard day at work.

    Comment by Sidney – February 9, 2013 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hi I think that you should try putting Charlie’s Angels back on just 2 or 3 nights and have advertisements on ABC like in the morning when the do you know anyway to see if maybe it could keep it going because I have gotten the recordings off of iTunes and now I love it and so does my uncle and you’d have so many happy fans. I really don’t think you will actually read this since it was about 2 years ago but if you are I think the show is awesome. Could you just try to experiment a little. If not just wanted to tell you I think it was a great show!

    Comment by Madison – March 4, 2013 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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