R.I.P. Charlie’s Angels

Well that didn’t take very long. I didn’t have a chance to catch an episode of the newly revamped 70’s series about secret agent women in tight clothing, nor do I intend to. And neither will any of you because this little program is now canceled. After only four episodes, Charlie and his titular Angels are about to ascend to heaven. Man I am just killing it with the puns already! I will say that’s about four times better than the Aquaman show or the more recently canned Wonder Woman series, both of which never saw the light of day.

How do you cancel this?

Check out the news below via Variety:

“Charlie’s Angels” has become ABC’s first cancellation of the fall TV season.

The network confirmed Friday that production has shut down, though episodes that have already been shot will continue to air in the Thursday 8 p.m. time slot for the time being. At least seven episodes are believed to be in the can.

Rumors of its demise had been circulating all week were all but confirmed when the series barely inched up a tenth of a ratings point Thursday, to 1.3 rating/4 share in 18-49, 6.0 million total viewers. The series has aired four episodes to date having launched on Sept. 22.

I honestly can’t say that I’m surprised that it came down to this. The two movies starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu were downright awful; especially the sequel Full Throttle. It would seem that the whole formula is just downright dead and they really need to stop trying to resurrect it. Perhaps try again in another thirty years and you’ll have better luck… or not. I apologize to any females this may have offended due to how sexist it may sound, but trust me if it were a show about three secret agent dudes wearing tight designer clothes and striking corny poses I’d have wrote almost the same thing.

Later Angels.

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