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OCT
14
3 YEARS

ABC Cancels 'Charlie's Angels'

UPDATED: The network has yet to make a decision on what will take its place.

Charlie's Angels Series Premiere - H 2011
ABC
"Charlie's Angels"

ABC has canceled its Charlie’s Angels reboot.

Despite built-in brand recognition and heavy marketing blitz during the summer, the Miami-set reboot from Smallville duo Alfred Gough and Miles Millar failed to make a dent against heavy Thursday night competition.

Production has already been shut down. The remaining episodes will continue to air until the network makes a decision on what will take its place and when. On Thursday, Oct. 27, ABC will air The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at 8 p.m.

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In its Sept. 22 premiere, the Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh starrer attracted 8.7 million viewers and a 2.1 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic against competition including the second night of Fox’s X Factor premiere. As the season progressed, the hourlong drama failed to match its debut ratings, sinking each week.

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After critics and viewers blasted the show following its premiere, the action drama that counts Drew Barrymore as an executive producer dropped 29 percent, collecting 7.2 million viewers and a 1.5 in the demo. For its third episode on Oct. 6, Angels attracted 5.9 million viewers and a 1.2 in the demo, matching the CW's The Vampire Diaries. Last night, Angels saw a slight uptick, improving to a 1.3 rating.

ABC recently picked up Suburgatory and Revenge for full seasons and ordered additional scripts for Happy Endings. The net rolls out Man Up! and ambitious fairytale drama Once Upon a Time next.

Angels joins NBC’s The Playboy Club and Free Agents, as well as CBS' How to Be a Gentleman and the CW's unscripted show H8R as rookie series that failed to catch on.