Savaged by critics and hampered by plummeting ratings, "Charlie's Angels
" has been cancelled by ABC
According to media reports, the network will continue to air at least some of the remaining episodes of the rebooted '70s favorite while figuring out a new Thursday 8 p.m. strategy, but the franchise reboot has halted production.
"Charlie's Angels," which starred Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh, premiered last month to 8.7 million viewers and a disappointing 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. In its most recent episode, "Charlie's Angels" drew just under 6 million viewers and an untenable 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, losing to The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" in the key demographic.
The cancelation, basically a foregone conclusion for weeks, came the day after ABC ordered full seasons for "Suburgatory" and "Revenge" and ordered additional scripts for "Happy Endings.
"Charlie's Angels" continued a lengthy string of Thursday 8 p.m. duds on ABC, a less-than-illustrious pack that includes "FlashForward," "The Deep End" and "My Generation."