“Good Morning, Charlie!”…. “Good riddance, Angels.” I saw this one coming a mile away. Despite the fact that it’s already a known concept/brand, I had absolutely no interest in watching this show, and apparently most others felt the same. Good remakes are hard to do. I feel like that is especially true in television and a very risky venture.
The day after ABC announces that they’ve order full seasons of “Suburgatory” and “Revenge,” they announce that they are cancelling “Charlie’s Angels“. The show, starring Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh, premiered with a viewership of 8.7 million. As the season continued, the viewers started to drop off quite a bit and on its episode on October 6th, only 5.9 million viewers tuned in. There is no word on what the show’s replacement will be as of yet.
Charlie’s Angel’s now joins NBC’s The Playboy Club and Free Agents, as well as CBS’ How to Be a Gentleman and the CW’s reality/hidden camera show H8R as the newcomers to get tossed out this fall TV season.
Any thoughts on who the next victim will be?
A new sitcom on CBS this season, “How To Be A Gentlemen” has already been cancelled after only debuting last week. CBS had originally ordered 13 episodes of the comedy that stars David Hornsby (who also created the series) and Kevin Dillon. Hornsby played an uptight columnist while Dillon played more of a free spirited Iraq war veteran, personal trainer.
Yesterday, it was announced that the series would be cut would be cut down from thirteen to nine episodes. If that wound didn’t hurt enough, they also announced that the remained of the episodes would be banished…(GASP)…to Saturdays. The show received negative reviews from critics and had much lower ratings than it’s lead in show, “The Big Bang Theory“.
What show do think will be next to get canceled?
Well, looks like the majority of people hated the CW’s “H8R” (I had to say it), as the network has just taken it off their fall schedule. After only four episodes, with the most recent one bringing in the second-lowest number of viewers at 1.07 million, the show has been given the boot. This is the third show to be cancelled so far this season, with NBC’s “The Playboy Club” getting cut first and more recently, NBC’s “Free Agents” also getting the axe.
In the episodes that made it to air, host Mario Lopez at least got to help a few celebrities call out their haters on national television. These celebs included: Snooki, Kim Kardashian, Jake Pavelka, Scott Disick, and Eva Longoria among a few others. Next week’s episode would have featured Janice Dickinson & Levi Johnston, but alas they won’t be getting the chance to address their negative public perception. My feeling is that a show like this would have done far better on MTV, catering to the intended audience.
So what will be filling H8R’s time slot?
The executions have begun. Earlier this week, it was announced that NBC’s “The Playboy Club” was canceled due to a low viewership and backlash from the PTC. Now, this season’s second cancelation is hot off the press as NBC announces that “Free Agents” is canceled as well.
The show, which starred Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn, premiered four weeks ago to low viewership and not the greatest reviews. Last night, only 3.3 million viewers tuned in to watch the show that is a re-make of a British workplace sitcom. This is in comparison to “Up All Night,” which is on right before, and had 5.7 million viewers. There hasn’t been an announcement made about what will take the show’s time slot.
I can’t say that I’m upset about the cancelation considering I haven’t seen an episode, and to be honest, forgot that the show existed. That being said, did any of you tune in to watch the show? What’d you think of it? Are you upset about it being cancelled?
In a recent article, Tyrell warned about the possibility of The Playboy Club getting the axe. Now it’s official. After only three episodes, The Playboy Club is the first show to get canceled this fall. It will be replaced by Brian Williams’ newsmagazine show, “Rock Center” commencing on October 31st.
The series debuted with only 5 million viewers, dropping down 19 percent the following week to only 3.8 million viewers. To make matters worse, from the get go, the show faced backlash from the Parents Television Council for it’s pornographic subject matter. As a result, seven advertisers pulled out of the series after the PTC president called the show “commercial disaster” and called for NBC to cancel the “degrading and sexualizing program immediately.”