*In a move many TV critics saw coming since the pilot episode aired, ABC has canceled its heavily-marketed “Charlie’s Angels” reboot due to low ratings.
The Miami-set remake – starring Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and the franchise’s first African American Angel played by Annie Ilonzeh – failed to make a dent against heavy Thursday night competition, notes The Hollywood Reporter.
Production has already been shut been shut down, and ABC has not made an announcement on what will become of the remaining episodes. On Thursday, Oct. 27, ABC will air The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at 8 p.m.
“Charlie’s Angels’” Sept. 22 premiere 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.
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.
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 have been axed.