22 replies on ““Angel” Cancelled”

  1. Babbster says:

    Stinks To Higher Plane
    This is just a damn shame. Despite the occasional clunker, Angel has been a great show. The combination of heavy drama and solid comedy has been a pleasure to watch. To me personally, this decision doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, since it’s one of only two shows I watch on WB (the other one is obvious) and, unless something new and different pops up next season, I’ll be down to just one hour of WB viewing per week. That’s still an hour more than I watch Fox, but I’m an avid TV fan so one would think there would be more.

    Still in all, I’m glad that WB had the decency – and the INTELLIGENCE – to make this decision long before the end of the season. Too many shows get dumped suddenly with no sense of resolution and Mutant Enemy at least has a chance to give us a solid finale.

    I don’t keep good track of things like this (except what I see on B42), but does anyone else know if there’s anything on the Mutant Enemy back burner in terms of another television show? Or are they still a little too wounded from Firefly to consider such a thing?

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Stinks To Higher Plane

      I don’t keep good track of things like this (except what I
      see on B42), but does anyone else know if there’s anything
      on the Mutant Enemy back burner in terms of another
      television show? Or are they still a little too wounded
      from Firefly to consider such a thing?

      Ideas for another Buffy-verse spin-off are available, but
      I’m unaware of any active plans to put them out there.
      The Firefly movie is still the primary drive for
      new material. Joss himself is rumoured to be launching an
      Astonishing X-Men title for Marvel Comics this
      May. If that’s true, we’ll probably know when the May
      solicitations hit on Wednesday. May will be a major
      shakedown for the X-books to matter what, so I’ll try to
      keep us all up to date.

    • teraph says:

      Re: Stinks To Higher Plane

      I don’t keep good track of things like this (except what I see on B42), but does anyone else know if there’s anything on the Mutant Enemy back burner in terms of another television show? Or are they still a little too wounded from Firefly to consider such a thing?

      There’s Ripper, which was proposed a couple of years ago.

  2. Eldhrin says:

    Well, I suppose it could be worse…
    If less notice had been given, they wouldn’t even have a chance to wrap it up
    in a moderately satisfactory manner. I’d have preferred if they’d said ‘next
    season will be the last’ because then they could really have finished it off in
    style (as they did with Buffy).

    • Babbster says:

      Re: Well, I suppose it could be worse…

      If less notice had been given, they wouldn’t even have a chance to wrap it up
      in a moderately satisfactory manner. I’d have preferred if they’d said ‘next
      season will be the last’ because then they could really have finished it off in
      style (as they did with Buffy).

      They’ve still got a chance to do it. Keep in mind that there was talk of cancelling Angel before this season started, so I’m sure there’s a contingency plan that leads to a “big finish” as opposed to a “big cliffhanger.”

    • rune says:

      Re: Well, I suppose it could be worse…

      If less notice had been given, they wouldn’t even have a chance to wrap it up in a moderately satisfactory manner.

      …but… but… The series must end with The Apocalypse! You know, the one where Angel is supposed to play a major part.

      Let us hope their last-episode budget is sufficient for a very nice Apocalypse.

      • quantaman says:

        Re: Well, I suppose it could be worse…

        If less notice had been given, they wouldn’t even have a chance to wrap it up in a moderately satisfactory manner.

        …but… but… The series must end with The Apocalypse! You know, the one where Angel is supposed to play a major part.

        I thought it was Spike…

        • nkuzmik says:

          Re: Well, I suppose it could be worse…

          If less notice had been given, they wouldn’t even have a chance to wrap it up in a moderately satisfactory manner.

          …but… but… The series must end with The Apocalypse! You know, the one where Angel is supposed to play a major part.

          I thought it was Spike…

          Like they say on TNT, drama is when you just don’t know.

          • y42 says:

            Re: Well, I suppose it could be worse…

            If less notice had been given, they wouldn’t even have a chance to wrap it up
            in a moderately satisfactory manner.

            …but… but… The series must end with The Apocalypse! You know, the one
            where Angel is supposed to play a major part.

            I thought it was Spike…

            Like they say on TNT, drama is when you just don’t know.

            I wonder if the price for the prize (becomming human) will be the same as in
            Asimov’s Bicentenial Man (ignore the movie, read the novel).

            • Boglin says:

              Re: Well, I suppose it could be worse…

              I wonder if the price for the prize (becomming human) will be the same as in
              Asimov’s Bicentenial Man (ignore the movie, read the novel).

              Yeah, but that would kind of wreck their plans to make a TV special later on. Well, unless he comes back as a ghost (hey, it worked for Spike, and he was already dead before he got killed).

  3. UncleJam says:

    expected

    I kinda get the feeling that Joss et al. expected this and that’s why
    they’re bringing out the Shanshu gun this season.

    This is sad news, but honestly this season has been dull and lifeless
    compared to the tour de force of last season. Still, I would have
    liked at least one more season.

    But thank god, no more Spike! Yay for small favors!

    IIRC, Joss had said earlier that it didn’t look like any Buffy cameos
    (apart from Andrew) would happen but that if the show got cancelled
    SMG
    might show up. So I wonder if she will? I think there’d be a nice
    symmetry if Angel appeared on Buffy‘s last ep and Buffy appears
    on Angel‘s.

  4. y42 says:

    Joss’s reaction.
    From the BronzeBeta forum:

    Some of you may have heard the hilarious news. I thought this would be a
    good time to weigh in. to answer some obvious questions: No, we had no
    idea this was coming. Yes, we will finish out the season. No, I don’t think the
    WB is doing the right thing. Yes, I’m grateful they did it early enough for my
    people to find other jobs.

    Yes, my heart is breaking.

    When Buffy ended, I was tapped out and ready to send it off. When Firefly got
    the axe, I went into a state of denial so huge it may very well cause a movie.
    But Angel… we really were starting to feel like we were on top, hitting our
    stride — and then we strode right into the Pit of Snakes ‘n’ Lava. I’m so into
    these characters, these actors, the situations we’re building… you wanna
    know how I feel? Watch the first act of “The Body.”

    As far as TV movies or whatever, I’m not thinking that far ahead. I actually
    hope my actors and writers are all too busy. We always planned this season
    finale to be a great capper to the season and the show in general. (And a
    great platform for a new season, of course.) We’ll proceed ahead as planned.

    I’ve never made mainstream TV very well. I like surprises, and TV isn’t about
    surprises, unless the surprise is who gets voted off of something. I’ve been
    lucky to sneak this strange, strange show over the airwaves for as long as I
    have. I don’t FEEL lucky, but I understand that I am.

    Thanks all for your support, your community, and your perfectly sane
    devotion. It’s meant a lot. I regret nothing (except the string of grisley
    murders in the 80’s — what was THAT all about?) Remember the words of the
    poet:

    “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they
    CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN’ SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all
    those people on it. Damn.”

    See you soon.

    • vanyel says:

      Re: Joss’s reaction.

      “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they
      CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN’ SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all
      those people on it. Damn.”

      Here’s one hoping he doesn’t take that road. We’re dying for some quality shows out here, and I can’t wait for his next one…

  5. Nevermore says:

    ‘Faith’ doesn’t want to do ‘Faith’
    I read in a magazine a while ago that Eliza Dushku passed up the opportunity to do “Faith” (or whatever they’d call it) to make ‘Tru Calling‘, something about her going back in time to help dead people. So that’s not happening.

  6. Trez says:

    Great, now what the hell am I gonna watch on Wednesday
    No Jake 2.0, No Enterprise, No Angel…. Everyone we better start a save smallville petition before they even get the idea in they’re heads….

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Great, now what the hell am I gonna watch on Wednesday

      No Jake 2.0, No Enterprise, No Angel…. Everyone we
      better start a save smallville petition before they even
      get the idea in they’re heads….

      Joss Whedon just signed a 12 issue committment on
      Astonishing X-Men, launching the title in May.
      That’ll cover one Wednesday each month, at any rate.

      • teraph says:

        Re: Great, now what the hell am I gonna watch on Wednesday

        Joss Whedon just signed a 12 issue committment on
        Astonishing X-Men, launching the title in May.
        That’ll cover one Wednesday each month, at any rate.

        Isn’t he contracted with Fox to do one more project?

        • Trez says:

          Re: Great, now what the hell am I gonna watch on Wednesday

          Joss Whedon just signed a 12 issue committment on
          Astonishing X-Men, launching the title in May.
          That’ll cover one Wednesday each month, at any rate.

          Isn’t he contracted with Fox to do one more project?

          I can see it now, This may on FOX: The astonishing X-men featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar as Jean Grey, David Boreanez as Wolverine, and James Masters as (ironically) Angel

      • TheFirst says:

        Re: Great, now what the hell am I gonna watch on Wednesday
        Enterprise has officialy been cancelled I though that was still up in the air?

        No Jake 2.0, No Enterprise, No Angel…. Everyone we
        better start a save smallville petition before they even
        get the idea in they’re heads….

        Joss Whedon just signed a 12 issue committment on
        Astonishing X-Men, launching the title in May.
        That’ll cover one Wednesday each month, at any rate.

        • fiziko says:

          Re: Great, now what the hell am I gonna watch on Wednesday

          Enterprise has officially been cancelled I though that was
          still up in the air?

          It’s in danger, but nothing’s official yet. It sounds to
          me like there was an uptrend this season, but it didn’t
          start until after Smallville started with new
          episodes, so I stopped watching Enterprise. I
          doubt I’m the only one who has done this, which means that
          the timing of the new directions were off on their end,
          and the viewers they hoped to hang onto had already left.

  7. cjewell0221 says:

    Will Angel be moving to different network?
    Is there any information on maybe Angel being moved to a different netwrok, like BTVS moving from WB to UPN? Has there been any word on UPN maybe helping us out again?

    -Chris

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Will Angel be moving to different network?

      Is there any information on maybe Angel being moved to a
      different netwrok, like BTVS moving from WB to UPN? Has
      there been any word on UPN maybe helping us out again?

      -Chris

      Nothing official or final, no, but rumour has it that
      talks are underway.

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