February 16, 2004
The end of Angel
In a move that has completely blindsided producers and fans alike, the WB Network announced late Friday that it was cancelling its long-running Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, Angel.
Dammit! I'm not ready for Angel to go away. Please, please, let some other network - UPN, Fox, Telemundo, C-SPAN, the Golf Channel, anyone - make an offer to Joss Whedon to keep Angel going for another year or two.
Via the equally bummed Atrios.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 16, 2004 to TV and movies
Don't you think that Angel doesn't quite fit with C-SPAN or the Golf Channel's programming? Maybe the Food Network or E! might be better choices. ;-)
Typical network think - the replacement will always be better.
Angel tends toward the 80s/90s in ranking (ghastly for one of the big three) but 3-5 as far as the WB goes (which lately has been mostly down). They're going to kill a show with marvelous demographics and a dedicated fan base for what?
To replace it with some piece of c--- that will probably pull in the 130s and not last four weeks.