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ABC cancels ‘Charlie’s Angels’

“Charlie’s Angels” is no more. (Bob D'Amico/ABC)

Just hours after ABC noted Thursday’s episode of “Charlie’s Angels” (6 million viewers) had improved the 8 o’clock hour by nearly 2 million viewers and 18 percent among 18-49 year old viewers coveted by advertisers compared to same night a year ago, ABC canceled the re-boot of the iconic 70’s chick-cop drama, earning the respect and admiration of the country’s other 306 million people.

We like to think ABC suits gave it the hook because it pained them too to watch it, and because it was an affront to the memory of Farrah Fawcett

We suspect it had more to do with the show having finished dead last in its timeslot among English-language broadcast networks among those 18-49 year olds the broadcast networks target. Yes, behind NBC’s “Community” and “Parks and Recreation” – and also behind CW’s “Vampire Diaries.”

Production on the show has been shuttered but there are a few more episodes ready to air and, so far, looks like ABC will air at least some of them until it figures out what to do with the timeslot.

The list of fallen in the 2011-12 TV season so far includes: dramas “Charlie’s Angels” and “Playboy Club”; comedies “Free Agents” and “How to Be a Gentleman” (which CBS says it’s just moving to Saturdays), and CW’s reality series “H8R” though that network insists it could be brought back in the summer.


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