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Another new TV show gone as ABC axes "Charlie’s Angels"

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Now that the new TV season is several weeks deep, the victims are starting to pile up as several high profile shows have now been canceled and the latest one is the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The show debuted with a lot of hype and hope for ABC. The show had already gotten a bit of a reboot with two popular movies a few years ago. It was also hoped that the recent popularity of retro-themed shows might transfer over to a moder-day reboot of a 1970s iconic series. Sadly, the viewers just were not interested.

According to media reports, ABC has decided to cancel the rest of the Charlie’s Angels season. This despite the heavy marketing done by the network to try and generate interest in the show. Some experts say that the show suffered from the placement by the network. ABC put the show on Thursday nights, which is already crowded with popular sit-coms on NBC. However, its biggest competition was the latest singing contest by Simon Cowell over on Fox called The X Factor.

Charlie’s Angels is just the latest high-profile show to fall to low ratings and dismal viewer interest. The first major show to get the ax was NBC’s The Playboy Club which was canceled a few weeks ago after receiving a lot of controversy and anemic ratings. Other rookie series that have already received the chop include Free Agents and How to Be a Gentleman.

Production on the show has been shut down. There was already a number of episodes for the new season already filmed and the plan is for the network to finish off showing those new episodes. On October 27, ABC will be airing the holiday classic The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Angels debuted on September 22 and attracted a decent number of viewers. In the midst of the heavy competition it managed to get 8.7 million viewers. However, the number of viewers dropped sharply every week and continued to do so as the series went on.

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