ABC Adds ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and 11 More, Cancels ‘V’ & ‘No Ordinary Family’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 8:46 pm,

ABC Charlies Angels ABC Adds Charlies Angels and 11 More, Cancels V & No Ordinary Family

It’s down to the wire for the 2011-2012 hopefuls, and ABC has made its decision on a whopping twelve series.

It’s not all good news though, as long-running drama Brothers & Sisters and sci-fi reboot V got the axe.

Confirmed New Series

Charlie’s Angels: ABC is rebooting the 70s chop-socky favorite with a new trio of beauties: Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh. Original Angels producer Leonard Goldberg is returning with Drew Barrymore (who starred in both movie adaptations) in tow.

Pan Am: Yet another 1960s period piece, this one will focus on the iconic airline’s pilots and stewardesses. This one’s been in the works for some time, with Jonah Lotan (Generation Kill) and Christiana Ricci (Black Snake Moan) taking the leads.

Once Upon A Time: This drama takes place in Storybrook, Maine, where fantasies like Snow White may or may not be real. The fish out of water lead is played by former House regular Jennifer Morrison. Look for a lot of comparisons to NBC’s Grimm, which has also been picked up.

The River: An adventure series set on the Amazon river. A group of friends including Eloise Mumford (Lone Star) and Joe Anderson (Breaking Dawn) seek a famous television personality in South America. The River comes from Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli.

Revenge: A modern re-imagining of The Count of Monte Cristo set in the Hamptons. Emily VanCamp (of Brothers & Sisters, see below) plays a female version of Edmond Dantes, hunting down the New York elite who wronged her. Mike Kelley (Jericho, Swingtown) will write.

Good Christian Belles: This one started off with a far less savory title, and will center on a reformed “mean girl” (Leslie Bibb, Talladega Nights) who returns to her small town roots. Sex And The City and 90210 producer Darren Starr is taking the reins.

Apt. 23: Another series with a less family-friendly former title. Krysten Ritter (Confessions of a Shopaholic) plays a “party girl” who the other players (including Dawson’s Creek heartthrob James Van Der Beek) must tolerate.

Scandal: The latest project from Shonda Rhimes, who’s had previous ABC success with Grey’s Anatomy. Kerry Washington (For Colored Girls) will star as a professional crisis manager who specializes in managing the media.

Work It: A project from Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen about a pair of unemployed jocks who turn to cross-dressing to land jobs as pharmaceutical reps.

Last Man Standing: A new comedy project from Home Improvement front-man Tim Allen. His character struggles to maintain his values in the modern world.

Man Up: A sitcom starring three twenty-somethings learning to grow up. Chris Moynihan, Mather Zickel and Dan Fogler will play the would-be manly trio.

Suburgatory: ABC’s newest single-camera comedy comes from Parks & Recreation co-producer Emily Kapnek. The premise is a fish-out-of-water New York girl struggling in the suburbs.

Cancelled Series

abc v remake ABC Adds Charlies Angels and 11 More, Cancels V & No Ordinary Family

V: The latest reincarnation of the classic sci-fi series has been left floating. Disappointing ratings and a lukewarm critical reception have plagued V for the better part of a year.

Brothers & Sisters: A five-year veteran ABC drama has had its final curtain call. The prime-time soap opera had over 100 episodes and finished up its final one just last week.

No Ordinary Family: Yet another superhero show bites the dust. After a promising start, ratings and interest sagged as the show fell into a rut circling both family drama and super-powered cliches.

Off The Map: A medical drama from Desperate Housewives veteran Jenna Bans set in remote South America. 2010-2011 was the series’ freshman season.

Mr. Sunshine: Former Friends resident Matthew Perry starred in and produced this single-camera comedy about an arena manager.

Better With You: A rom-com starring Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba) and soap opera veteran Jennifer Finnigan. Better With You lasted one season.

Abandoned Pilots

ABC leaves promising projects like literary whodunit Poe and Marc Cherry’s (Desperate Housewives) Hallelujah. Other projects left behind include Bad Mom, Grace, Georgetown, Identity, Lost & Found, My Freakin’ Family, Other People’s Kids, and Partners.

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Source: Deadline Hollywood

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  1. We all love no ordinary family in the UK, what a shame….

  2. I liked the first season but the second season went all smallville on me. Only after one season

  3. I should big a head exec at one of these networks. I could save them lots of money. Charlie angels!? Com on man! Only last one season if they don’t pull the plug half way

  4. OK ABC, rehashing a classic like V and turning it into a soapbox can be fun for a little while, but eventually it’s just a swing & a miss… I don’t know, maybe half-nekkid women can pull it off… but face it, you can’t even hack your own shows without looking like you’re just copying CBS. That’s a mouse for ya.

  5. What is wrong with these people at the network? Why don’t let us,
    the public vote on what to take off and leave on…I just spoke today to a friend of mine and she too hates these reality shows… what a waste of tv time.. I rather stare at a blank screen.
    Tv execs get a clue please.. maybe start asking us what to keep on and what to take off… you suck

    • let me tell you abc is cancelling alot of shows. especially oltl and amc i dont think they realize how many viewers they are going to lose. it is really turned to a lousy network.

      • AMEN!

  6. Wow, I won’t be watching ANYTHING on ABC next fall, except maybe “The Middle.” All those new shows sound awful, and I really don’t see Charlie’s Angels doing well at all…especially if Drew Barrymore is going to have a say in it. Those movies were awful.

  7. charlies angels wont make it…
    its not gonna do the original any justice

    • The original was horrible. UHD has been running it and it’s absolutely cringe worthy.

  8. V was a great fun show, but had no support from ABC. I would suddenly appear in late January and by then other shows on other networks had ppl watching. They do this every year and then throw all their money into new crappy shows. A remake if Charlie’s Angels??? Ugh. I hope it only lasts one episode and I agree… No more reality shows. Stop them.

  9. WOW, ABC now officially joins NBC on my **** list. Cancel V just as you introduce Marc Singer. I’m about ready to give up on network TV altogether.

    • V was the only nighttime network show I watched regularly – It’s no wonder they lost viewers – there was so much time in between the first and second seasons, all continuity was lost. So sad, because the writers were obviously having fun with it.

    • Indeed! Finally “Donovan” shows up and the plug is pulled! I was dancing in my seat when I finally got to see him AND Diana in the SAME episode!
      V was the only PrimeTime show I have EVER watched on one of the 3 main networks-The Closer on TNT is the only other show I’ve followed and, due to work, I have to DVR everything.
      I can’t believe this show was cancelled along with Brothers and Sisters (tho others surely should have been)….
      Just goes to show why I DON’T watch prime time. Nope, movies or books only for this girl! I HATE reality TV! I can live my own life for reality-the workings of an emergency department are quite enough for me to want a bit of “escapism”-NOT MORE reality…or, UGH! not Charlie’s Angels! I hated the original (Wonder Woman fan! Go Lynda Carter!).
      Vastly DISAPPOINTED!
      And to think I was actually a Nielson Household!? Um, were they just NOT listening!!??

  10. Something about that Charlie angels pic really pisses me off. They added a black girl too I’m guessing bosely will be a homosexual

    • Well, don’t you just make your momma proud… a racist AND a homophobe. You are just special.

      • While Brian’s comment wasn’t the most tactful, I don’t think his intention was to be a racist or a homophobe. He was just trying to say they are being a bit too overtly ethnically diverse in the racial types they chose for this show instead of going with the original cast of all white girls. The Bosley thing would then cover the other stereotype.

        Personally, with a show like this, I really don’t see and issue with different choices than the original. I do agree though their choices do feel a little forced for the sake of covering all the “ethnic” bases. They should have made it 4 angels though and included an Asian girl :)

      • I’m half black half white Russel. It was pretty obvious what I was trying to say.

        Thanks for clarifying goose

      • You are truly special Russ. Truly.

  11. Dang it! V had just gotten really intense! Why are all the shows I’m getting into being cancelled?

    • AHHA, so it’s all YOUR fault! In the future please let us know which shows you’re watching (and liking) so we can avoid them :P

  12. that picture of charlies angels looks horrible.
    even thoug V had problems i liked it. they spaced the action out too far and way too little skinless alien action.
    i guess they are going to turn into NBC-2.
    i am tired of shows ending in the middle of a story line.

    • i wanted to see more of marc singer on V, since they had the original actress that played diana.

      • oh yeah , nbc canceled wonder woman already, so this charlies angels may not even make it to the little screen.

        • Lets hope.

  13. Sorry ABC but you just lost a viewer. Other than AFV, No Ordinary Family was the only good show you had. Hum, Charlie’s Angles, Pan Am and Once Upon a Time…REALLY? How lame and BORING. Good luck keeping the ratings up on any of those shows.

  14. So 2 more shows I liked get canceled: V and No Ordinary Family. You know what, I don’t blame the networks, I blame the people with these Nielsen boxes. You know, the idiots people who watch reality and Jerry Springer-like shows all day and forget totally about good shows like SGU and No Ordinary Family. Why even bother anymore!

    • Um-we are a Nielson Household-see my comment in Mongoose’s section. No reality TV for THIS family/it BLOWS!

    • Um-we are a Nielson Household-see my comment in Mongoose’s section. No reality TV for THIS family!

    • It’s not the fault of the people with the Neilson boxes but more basing the fates of shows of the viewing preferences of a mere 5000 families and then scaling those numbers up to unrealistic proportions. That means they are using a mere .0016% of the US population to base decisions on.

      What do those numbers REALLY mean? Well, if they say an estimate 9 million users watched a certain show, that works out to only 144 families watching said show.

      Oh AND DVR recording does not count. Yes, completely stupid.

      Honestly, someone needs to come up with a more comprehensive and accurate way to figure out who is really watching what.

  15. ABC, I hope you’re aware that April fools day was…wel in April. This Charlie’s Angels thing instead of No Ordinary Family and V is not funny. But if you are being serious I have a big question for all of you ABC execs: R E A L L Y ?!!!
    Charlie’s Angels worked in the 70s. It was a different time back then, when a premise like that worked. Today? Not so much. I hope it goes the same way Wonder Woman went, back to TVLand.

    ABC you’re the reason Netflix and Hulu are gaining so much ground on over-the-air networks. I for one will be watching my shows elsewhere.

  16. Too bad about Detroit 187. It was decent.

  17. NBC or ABC should pick up “Human Target”, it’s a winning bet as it was just starting to pick up steam.

  18. ABC you just lost another viewer.

    keep No Ordinary Family and v

  19. HOW are these ratings accurate? are they STILL using the Nielsen ratings system? how about viewership on Hulu or Netflix? this is BS, shows like V and The Event going off the air because of an outdated system of measurement over 50 years old!

  20. I am looking forward to Once Upon a Time, Charlie’s Angels, Pan Am, Last Man Standing and Revenge.