Variety article on Angel's cancellation. Mentions strong demographics of the show but notes the WB's need for new hits in the face of aging shows (sub req). Filmforce picks up on the strange timing of the announcement.
Relevant excerpt from Variety:
Move on the surface is a head-scratcher: Skein is the net's second highest-rated hour among viewers 18-34 and fourth among 12-34 auds. Its numbers have been solid this year, even against brutal competish on Wednesday night.
But Frog execs are also facing the reality of an aging sked, with skeins such as "Charmed," "7th Heaven" and "Gilmore Girls" potentially facing final seasons next year.
Hopefully an announcement from Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy will be forthcoming in the next couple of days. If they want a sixth season of Angel, they will no doubt advise on the strategy that fans should take.
February 14 2004
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