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No Season 6 - Angel is canceled !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday 14 February 2004, by Webmaster
ANGEL SEASON 6 PETITION :
YOU CAN USE THIS BANNER ON YOUR WEBISTE OR BOARD :
A statement from The WB:
For the last seven years Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have been cornerstones of our network. The sum total of the work done on those shows has produced some of the proudest moments in our history. Like some of the great series that are leaving the air this year, including Frasier and Friends, the cast, crew, writers and producers of Angel deserve to be able to wrap up the series in a way befitting a classic television series and that is why we went to Joss to let him know that this would be the last year of the series on The WB. We have discussed continuing the Angel legacy with special movie events next year, which is still on the table. In a perfect world, all of these details would be completed before this information went to the press so that we could be definitive about the show’s ongoing future. But in any case, we did not want to contemplate this being the last year of Angel without giving the show the option of crafting their own destiny for this character and for this series. David Boreanaz continues to be one of the finest, classiest and friendliest actors we have had the pleasure to work with and we hope that the relationship furthers from here. The same can be said for all the actors and producers on the show.
It’s Over in Five for ’Angel’
(Friday, February 13 04:53 PM)
By Kate O’Hare
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Early Friday (Feb. 13) an announcement was made to the cast and crew at The WB’s "Angel" that this season, the show’s fifth, will be its last.
"It’s official enough to know it’s real," David Greenwalt, who co-created the series with Joss Whedon, tells Zap2it.com, "but I haven’t talked to anybody at the network or the studio. I can tell you that it’s real, that it makes Mr. Whedon and myself very sad, that we wish it had kept going and we thought it was only getting better.
"Joss and [executive producer]Jeff Bell told the cast and crew today. We have no understanding of the inner workings of the corporate world, but we’ve had a long and fruitful relationship with [producing studio] 20th Century Fox and The WB, for which we are grateful. We just wish it could have gone on forever. Apparently, it’s not going to.
"Joss literally called me this morning; so it’s very new."
This news comes on the heels of airing the 100th episode of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spin-off, the taping of which was marked by a party on the show’s sets last November.
At that time, the WB’s entertainment chief, Jordan Levin, said, "The work that you all do, I cannot thank you enough. This is something that will last. You can see it in the DVD sales. You see it in the fans. They give an incredible amount of attention to almost everything.
"You’ve created a cult here, and it’s pretty wonderful to be a part of it. So thank you and congratulations."
It’s the network’s regard for the show that prompted it to give the producers an early enough heads up for a proper send-off at the end of the season.
"Like some of the great series that are leaving the air this year, including ’Frasier’ and ’Friends,’ the cast, crew, writers and producers of ’Angel’ deserve to be able to wrap up the series in a way befitting a classic television series, and that is why we went to Joss to let him know that this would be the last year of the series on The WB," the network says in a statement. "We have discussed continuing the Angel legacy with special movie events next year, which is still on the table. "
Next week, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, "Angel" airs one of its most innovative episodes, called "Smile Time." Written and directed by Ben Edlund ("The Tick"), and based on an idea by Whedon, it sees the show’s title character, a crusading vampire with a soul, forced to fight evil after being transformed into a walking puppet (with voice by series star David Boreanaz).
"It’s so brilliant," Greenwalt says. "I just love it. It’s one of the finest pieces of filmmaking I’ve ever seen. It just cracked me up. It’s so ridiculous and silly, and yet there’s all this heartfelt stuff in it. It’s just quintessential Whedon.
"But wait until you see the episode that follows it in terms of abject heartbreak. It’s just searing."
Greenwalt stepped away from "Angel" a few years ago but has remained a consulting producer. Since then, he’s worked on two short-lived but critically acclaimed series, ABC’s "Miracles" and UPN’s "Jake 2.0." But he’s contemplating a possible return to his old stomping ground.
"I might just go direct episode 20 [of ’Angel’]," he says, "so I can say my farewell to everybody. That’s something that might happen."
As to the future of the show’s star, The WB says, "David Boreanaz continues to be one of the finest, classiest and friendliest actors we have had the pleasure to work with and we hope that the relationship furthers from here.
"The same can be said for all the actors and producers on the show. "
14 February 2004 05:53, by Hope
I am deeply hurt by this statement. I do hope that there is a way to make this not happen. Hopefully this won’t stop the show on another network.
i just think that it is really stupid that agel is no more... how it ended was messed up.... it left you wantin more... this really sucks and angel needs to comes back... just end it were people can be happy but not how yall did it... .. for 5 seasons you had people on the edge of there seats and than you end it like that... no wonder people dont like yall... all im saying is that after 5 years people are STILL watching ANGEL.... you need to think about that and how much people like it.....
14 February 2004 06:06, by Rob
No way! I can’t believe they would do this. well come on UPN pick up the ball like you did with Buffy and bring back Angel for a 6th season.
14 February 2004 06:16, by Mandy
AARGH!!!! I had a feeling this would happen but i was never prepared for it. This is seriously bad. the buffyverse is gone!!! I hope it goes out with a bang
14 February 2004 06:20, by redbeans
What a sad moment. TV has lost its appeal and excitement. All the best to the actors/crew/writers etc. Good luck to the fans too.
14 February 2004 06:21, by kc
ahhhh!!!! THEY ARE CANCELLING ANGEL! that is soo evil! i am just now watching it. i started this season, because i never got the channel. ahh that just pisses me off
14 February 2004 06:34, by Anonymous
*sobs quitely in the corner*
14 February 2004 06:39, by n7of9
14 February 2004 06:40, by Ice
this is unfair. everytime a show starts to reach a point of godness they cast it down!
14 February 2004 06:53, by MegaSilver
As sad as I am to see the Buffyverse snuffed out at last, I’m actually happy they’re doing it now. In light of the last few seasons, in my humble opinion, neither Angel nor Buffy deserved to go on for much longer.
14 February 2004 06:54, by Anonymous
NOOO! Does this mean the end for the Buffyverse? I hope another network such as UPN can pick it up, or maybe Joss can create a new series or something. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!!!
14 February 2004 06:57, by Buddy-Christ
The show is the best it’s ever been, it gets better with every episode, and now with James Marsters in the mix the show is full of rejuvinated life. Well once this shows over I doubt I’ll watch t.v. anymore, Angel is the only show I watch.
I’m thinking if this is about ratings the WB will be making a huge mistake and losing even more ratings in the long run. If we’re not tuning in for angel we’ll be missing ads for their other shows.
14 February 2004 07:03, by neen
What is with WB!!!!! What are they thinking????? Why? Why? Why?
14 February 2004 07:47, by Kat
I hate hate hate hate the wb!
14 February 2004 07:53, by susan
well there goes my wednesday night viewing.....Angel is a top show..the only show i watched and liked....next to Buffy ,which is also gone....sad now
14 February 2004 09:11, by Berry
I love this show and I think this year was the best ever. I can not understand this at all and I feel just awful about the WB’s decision.
14 February 2004 09:23, by Scott
Couldn’t they move the show to UPN like with Buffy..?
14 February 2004 09:58, by Dave
This is getting stupid. Why don’t the powers that be think about the fan’s, if Angel goes we have nothing. Joss seems to be a bit to quick to totally cancel his best shows. If he wanted he could approach other companies who would jump at a chance to have the rites to Angel. JOSS WHY NOT TRY SKY BROADCASTING OR A COMPANY IN THE UK WHERE YOUR SHOWS FAN BASE IS THE GREATEST (no detriment to any other fans), LET ANGEL LIVE ON WE NEED IT!!!!!!!
14 February 2004 10:02, by Chris
This is so disappointing. The show has been doing so much better in the ratings & getting such awesome reviews. I just don’t understand. What? Does the WB think that vampire shows are just interchangable? That they can replace the wit & heart of Joss Whedon & his characters with a "has already been done (twice)" series such as "Dark Shadows"? I think the WB is drastically mistaken if they think the fans are just going to accept this decision. We don’t give up so easily. We deserve better & so do the cast & crew of Angel. I’ve posted the link to the petition on the MB at my website & will add it to the pages of of the site as soon as I can.
See online : Urban Intensity: A Keith Urban Fan Site
14 February 2004 10:08, by Ryan`___`
No seriously, I won’t allow this.
14 February 2004 10:12, by Natalie
I have faith that Joss will find a new home for Angel (like UPN or something). If not another season of Angel, a new Buffyverse spin off needs to be created for the 2004-2005 season. Our favorite fantasy world still needs a place on television.
I know the public relations industry. I learned in college that announcing bad or unpopular news on a Friday afternoon is a really chickenshit and lame maneuver. This is especially true for a holiday weekend (Valentine’s Day and President’s Day on Monday). The WB did not air more than 5 seasons of Buffy and it found a home at another network. Angel should be as lucky, if properly supported by the creators and the staff.
I think quality shows like Buffy and Angel are not promoted like they should be. I also honestly believe the general public is too stupid to appreciate a great show like Angel. TV is getting so lame with cheaply made reality shows and other crap lacking in imagination.
14 February 2004 10:15, by Sampoet9
I can’t beleive this. Angel and Buffy were my favorite shows, and with them gone what will all of these fans do. If Angel is really gone I will miss it. I only hope that another great show will come along. : (
14 February 2004 10:20, by Sandy
Are they completely insane?!?!?!!? They can’t finish Angel! Argh! I hope they listen to us
See online : http://www.buffy.es.mn
14 February 2004 10:54, by Anthony
No way! It’s the same thing all over again. WB tried to cancel Buffy also after 5 seasons. So UPN, please pick up Angel season 6 and (!) 7!
14 February 2004 11:01, by Anonymous
The WB goes and buys a vampire series
and then cancels Angel. The WB you dissapoints me.
14 February 2004 11:27, by AngelaG
I’ve no idea why this decision was made by WB but I do know we the viewers love this show and don’t think this is a fitting end for such a beautifully crafted, emotional, funny, dynamic show. Angel has entertained us so well both he and David Boreanaz deserve another season at least to play out what has been a remarkable journey. Please give us our Angel back, Its cruel to end the show this way.
14 February 2004 11:27, by September
OMG :-( OMG OMG OMG OMG :-(
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Don’t do this to me, WB! Don’t...please...no *SOB*
14 February 2004 11:40, by SARAH, CA
DAMN FOOLS AT WB!!!!!
ITS BAD BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN A VERY NEW ANGLE THIS YEAR AND THEY HAVE TO TRY AND CRAM EVERYTHING IN BEFORE THE END AND I THINK IT WILL END LEAVING THE SIMILAR ’NOT FINISHED’ BUFFY FEELING!!!
SHAME ON WB, PLEASE EVERYBODY SIGN THE PETITION IT ONLY TAKES A MIN, IF EVERYBODY WHO COMES ON HERE SIGNS THEY WILL SEE THE BIG DEMAND FOR THE SHOW!!!
14 February 2004 11:42, by Lauren
I can’t believe theyre doing this. Why, WHY???
Just signed the petition, for all the good it will do. So Sad.
14 February 2004 11:46, by Dennis a.k.a. D-e-f-
They can’t be serious ...why do I have to read news like this on my f’in’ Birthday :(((((((
I want another Network to pick Angel up ...this show’s so damn great, it just HAS TO continue ...
14 February 2004 12:18, by Avisute
I just don’t know what to say... I’m gobsmacked! But they can’t just cancel it! There are just soooo many loose ends to tie up! Please give us one more season!
14 February 2004 12:25, by Anonymous
This Has to be a joke.. they cant be serious.... how can the cancel a show just stating to explode with new excitement... If UPN dosnt help out we need to have Buffy Bak this Season no thats its the last and all... I DONT BELIEVE IT
14 February 2004 12:26, by # 1 fan
No wonder. What has happened to the Buffy/Angelverse in the past couple of years? At least it will go out somewhat on top.
14 February 2004 12:33, by Chanes
Superstition! Maybe it’s a curse of Friday the 13th and it will be re-instated! PLEASE! I can’t believe they are cancelling when it is getting stronger all the time. No more Angel except little one offs? that’s not right. And it is not enough.
14 February 2004 12:49, by ChosenOne
The WB tried to cancel Buffy after 5 Seasons and are now doing it to Angel. And itn’t it weird that they just picked up a new Vampire series! UPN please help Angel! You did it before you can do it again!
See online : http://groups.msn.com/Buffyup-Close
14 February 2004 13:02, by Lora Szostak burnaby bc
Joss Whedon is the best creator ever in history!
i think that all fans agree that the creators or writers should have more seasons
cause come on buffy had 7 seasons so i think angel should deserve 6 or 7seasons at least..
..cause theres alota fans out there including me who loved the show from the begining and want the show to still go on ,
... cause come on buffy and angel are my FAVORITE SHOWS ON T.V i dont watch any thing else because
other shows are just tooooo boring for me...i like things to be interesting and full of action
like angel is and with only 5 seasons its like the shows still not very complete,,,,
plus i’ve loved vampires stuff/myths since i was 6 years old
and you should hav another season cause if you just end it at season 5
then all those fans out there who want a 6th season and still want to see more seasons
in the future will probably be disapointed i’m not forcing you guys to make another season
all i’m saying is that i would and thousands of fans out there would really love it to continue..!!!
14 February 2004 15:29, by Josh
For those who may not believe the news (hey, I’m still not convinced) the sources are http://thewb.com/PressRelease/Index/0,8341,156980,00.html and http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271|86346|1|,00.html - and no, it is not april fools day.
14 February 2004 23:07, by Des
This really does suck, WB will lose many fans because of this goof, Angel deserves at the very least, 1 more season. I hope upn can bail the fans out one more time.
14 February 2004 23:41, by Vera
Well..that’s too bad, but five years is a pretty good run. I hope that the legacy continues in movie form, also...syndication. Good luck David, Joss, Andy, James, and everyone else, it’s been fun!!!
15 February 2004 01:20, by Billie V.
Start a petition to UPN to pick up the show now rather than later then.
May I be the first to suggest it, could well be the best idea.
15 February 2004 02:51, by Naomi
If it’s such a cornerstone and you’re so proud of it, then why cancel it? Buffy and Angel are symbols of our generation. Please don’t take Angel away from us when there are so many stories left to tell!
15 February 2004 07:28, by realmcmeal
This is one of the saddest things ever. Angel was just "spreading its wings" into crazy interesting new territories... Please, everyone sign the petition and tell anyone you know that likes Angel to sign it too. And for the love of God, don’t let Angel go this way!
15 February 2004 08:06, by LateeceG
Why? Why!!!!! And on Valentine’s Day Weekend. If Angel is really cancelled then I’m boycotting the WB (It’s not like I would really be missing anything, Angel is the best show they have right now)! I think I’m gonna cry.... This sucks. First I’m dateless then they cancel my fourth-no third reason for living. 2004 blows.
15 February 2004 08:17, by Wiseblood
How to put what I feel into this tiny box? It just doesn’t fit. And "Angel" is an odd fit on the WB, really, but that’s one reason so many of us love it. It dared to take risks. It hooked us like crack. All of you who made AtS have my eternal gratitude, respect and yes, love. I don’t exaggerate when I say that Angel is my hero; he’s a genre-defining masterpiece who will live on, in some form or another, forever. That, however, is small comfort to me as I sit here with this gaping wound in my heart. Please know, Joss, that what you, the cast, and crew of "Angel" have done to keep Angel’s journey alive has endeared you to us in ways you may not even yet grasp. It’s just a TV show, but by god, this news hurts like an actual death, and I’m grasping for any reassurance this isn’t the end of the story. Thank you, Team Angel, for everything you’ve given us these last five amazing years. You’ve changed lives. You’ve changed TV. You made some damn good art. Keep fighting, and please don’t give up.
And as far as the WB is concerned? You’re dead to me. Releasing this news on Valentine’s Day is a sick, cruel joke, and if you think that "Angel"’s fiercely loyal fandom is going to forget and forgive this, prepare to be unpleasantly surprised.
15 February 2004 09:08, by yungmunk
Some day...Really soon...the tv executives are going to run out of that drug they put in america’s water, that for some reason makes people watch and enjoy reality without sufering from severe strokes, and they’re going to be begging creative writers like joss to come up with stories that are interesting; instead of just pointing a camera at socially frictional people.
They’ve had enough time cashing million dollar checks for twiddling their thumbs for a living.
They better hope my dream of becoming a powerful tv producer doesnt come true, because
I WILL FIRE THE BUMSHAGGERS WHO DO THIS STUFF AND MAKE A REALITY SHOW OF THEM LIVING ON THE STREET, homeless, in poverty and begging for a second chance like they should be now. And i’ll just point the camera and laugh and say, "The ratings are through the roof!"
A day of reckonning will come and i hope joss whedon is right next to them when it does so he can say "i told you i would tell you so," or some kind of quirky twist on a cliche like that.
15 February 2004 13:59, by Anonymous
Is the WB completley insane??? They so can’t do this! With all the shit there is no TV they have to take away one of the only things worth watching!!! I hope UPN picks them
15 February 2004 14:19, by Denis Gallacher
What the hell whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy that’s F****** rediculous, they shouldn’t canncel Angel. What are they playing at? there is so many ppl that i know that is absoulty shocked ( shock horror!)It’s not fair there is so many ppl who don’t wana stop watching Angel. Buffy’s already gone i wana cry. I also feel really sorry for Josh i mean it so shady on him since FireFly and now Angel are going to be cancelled oh dear. As u can i tell i am well shocked and am writing very randomly soz but as long as this post shows i’m going insane
15 February 2004 15:12, by Anonymous
what the hell is wrong with the WB? everyone was sure Ats would have a season 6....i sure hope the contract gets renewed or else i hope UPN or some other network picks it up......
15 February 2004 15:44, by particleboy
I’m probably inviting a massive flaming here, but I think it’s the right time to go. Season 5 of Angel has been a very mixed back of interesting episodes and then rubbish episodes, but more than anything it’s been trying to tread new ground but in the same old situations.
What I’m saying is that the whole Buffyverse has just gotten tired at this stage. It was massively enjoyable for a long time, but Buffy plainly ran out of steam two years ago and Angel did so this year.
Still, with the fact that the WB have given them plenty of time to wrap it up (and how many sci-fantasy shows get that sort of treatment?) that should mean Joss and the rest should have plenty of time to drag out all the big guns at once and really finish the show off in style.
A few less monster-of-the-weeks and a few more crucial shanshu/destiny eps, and that will be just great.
15 February 2004 17:06, by yrat_
Come on guys..We got to do something.
Try to spred out the word, make banners to put on websides write letter/mailes and sign the petition.
We can`t turn our backs at the Buffyverse now!!!!!!!
15 February 2004 18:53, by bolu
NO Freaking way! The WB is being completely hyprocitical. First they say it’s a great show, but they’re cancelling it for a reason, no? I would love to know what is really going on. there has to be something they aren’t telling us. I ussually don’t like to say anything about anything, but this is too much. I’m really amazed and, although I’ve seen signs this might happen, it hit me hard, harder than I ever expected.
15 February 2004 21:16, by Anonymous
Is there any chance that UPN, TNT, FX, or someone else will buy Angel for more seasons?
If not I hope and pray that Joss is able to get Sarah to guest star on the finale to wrap up the saga. There must be an awesome and fantastic reunion for Buffy and Angel (not Buffy and Spike) at the end!!!!!!
I really hope Joss plans to rewrite whatever he had planned for the season finale to make it more conclusive with nothing left unresolved!
P.S. The WB is scum!
15 February 2004 21:33, by Speaking my mind.
TO ALL OF YOU PEOPLE AT THE WB: YOU’RE GOING TO REGRET THIS BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!
YOUR RATING ARE GOING TO GO LOWER AND LOW UNTIL THERE IS NO MORE WB. YOU ARE VERY UNFAIR TO DAVID BOREANAZ.
GIVE THEM AT LEAST ONE MORE SEASON, ANGEL IS A HEAVY SHOW AND CAN NOT BE ENDED IN A HURRY.
ANGEL FANS UNITE!!!! THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15 February 2004 22:20, by Lori Williams
I am very disappointed to hear this news. I am an Angel fan and a Buffy fan. Our family has been watiching for years. We are all diverse ages and backgrounds too - my husband is a state employee in a finance department, one son is 15, the other 14 and I am a 41 year old college administrator and doctoral student. We will be sure to watch Angel if it’s sold to another network, or anything Joss Whedon does.
15 February 2004 23:14, by NIKKI
I’M THIS IS JUST RUMOR.It can’t be tru!I’m literally cryin now! I love david so much! I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT him or his series! Sad i know but thats the way i feel.
16 February 2004 01:13, by Xeno G
This is just sad, it’s a pitty the excutives over at the WB haven’t got a clue what good TV is. Is there any chance UPN will pick up a 6th season?
16 February 2004 01:22, by Aussie Slayer
I cant say how upset i was to get to work open my email and see the subject in the title "Angel Season 6 Cancelled"... What the hell are they thinking, i was just getting over the fact that we will NEVER see Buffy and the Scoobys again and now this has happened. People who read this and have never watched Buffy or Angel just wont get it, the emotion, the passion, the homour, the sadness and now the loss of the best shows I have ever seen on TV. I am from Sydney Australia so I have only seen 1 episode of the new series of Angel, so i am waiting very patiently to see the rest, but this news is just unbelieveable, i am disgusted that a network would even consider cancelling a show as good as Angel.
I have read a few comments from people and one of them said because Cordy has left the show went down "if you take the heart out" or something like that... Think back people, when Angel left Buffy (mind you I am still devastated that happened) but thats not the point I dont think anyone thought that Buffy could continue so strongly or the then new series of Angel could have so much bite (pardon the pun).
I dont know what else to say but if another network doesn’t pick Angel up they have to be as stupid as Steve Irwin bringing his baby into a crocodile enclosure!!!
16 February 2004 02:27, by Anonymous
The thing to remember about broadcast television is that it is a business. As such, it is driven by the profit motive. The suits at WB obviously smell more money elsewhere. If shows like BtVS and Angel are to endure, the nature of the medium must first change. Imagine for example a network governed by votes instead of ratings. Or a network where the emphasis is on story telling instead of selling eyeballs to soap makers. Television as a medium can speak to the mythological and the transcendent. Unfortunately, television as a method of capital accumulation speaks more toward the insecurity about the smell of our armpits and a happy meal carb-fix.
16 February 2004 02:47, by Nick
It seems that season 5 of Angel was a comprimse season, that cast crew and creators held back or reformulated their ideas to please the WB. The season is still strong but not all theirs like it once felt it was. Then comes this!
My theory is the WB has
cancelled Angel to make way for their new "vampire" project and do not want it to sit in the shadows of of such a stellar show as Angel and Buffy.
16 February 2004 03:19, by Jackie
That is so gay. Can’t Angel go onto UPN or something like Buffy did. I hate the WB now. They’re retards. Angel just got in all these viewers and now they want to cancel it. I hope the WB gets all kinds of hate letters and things to make them feel bad for wht they did. They are making a huge mistake. I hope someday they’ll finish something to do w/ Angel that way we can at least know what happened to them.
16 February 2004 03:23, by Mia the Vampire Slayer
As much as I want Angel to continue, I don’t know whether I would want UPN to pick it up... I’m still kinda anti-UPN because of S6 & S7 or Buffy... I hate to say that, but I don’t want Angel to become a shag-fest!
16 February 2004 03:24, by Matt Rincon
Joss, or anyone who works on the show, if you see this please try to get network execs. to reconsider this decision, the show cannot be cancelled,switch it over to UPN, please i beg you, the show cannot end,i was too heartbroken when they ended buffy, please do not end this show, swithc networks, do anything you can, just keep it going PLEASE!!!!!!
16 February 2004 05:09, by nicoLe
for so long, all the "normal" shows that have to do wiht life and stuff, have been reconized, i hope u know that ur making one of the biggest mistakes of ur lives. and Joss, ur the best, keep werking on stuff, im werking oN becoming an actress and one day hope to werk with you and co’. so dont stop trying =)
16 February 2004 06:01, by Mari
I can’t believe that this has happened I only just heard this morning and am in total shock!! I hope that Angel will move to another network!
16 February 2004 06:55, by Yanna
I felt it coming. Not b/c i don’t love the show. I do. It’s one of my favorite shows of all time. I don’t know how i could sense it but i did. It was a hideous feeling, and i felt like a traitor for it.
I liked buffy. It was a great show. But Angel? That’s the show that cemented my awe of Joss. He took charcters from an established show and gave them their own world. He did it seamlessly and despite the hard work I know was poured into it - it looked effortless.
What the WB is thinking, i won’t guess. I will however say to them. Shame on you. In the fifth season, when most shows are barley keeping their heads above water, Angel delivers drama and comedy and mystery and romance and horror and fantasy and does it with a flair that will never be duplicated. It’s going to be a classic for years to come. Joss built a new genere and it is a shame to see it end.
To Joss and Company, I am deeply sorry for the shabby treatment you’ve recieved, not only from the WB but also from the So-called Awards shows. If you were trying to be thought provoking - you succeeded. If you were trying to be entertaining - you excelled. If you were just doing what came naturally - i envy your talent. I know the end will come far to soon but i KNOW it will be spectacular. Thank you all.
16 February 2004 09:55, by t-man
Nice going jackasses. The thing that pisses me off most is that my fav. was revamped for nothing . All of it .. Cordelia being dumped , the move to W&H , the dumping of Spike into the show which completley unbalanced it , Harmony .. was for nothign . My fav. show was raped for nothing . JW better give us a killer finale which wraps up all the loose threads like Angel reconciling with Connor , linking up with the slayer and kicking spikes ass to get shanshu.
16 February 2004 10:55, by Anonymous
Where did Whistler go? He was crucial in bringing Angel to the vampire he is today! Without him there would be no Angel!
So I think it would be great for Whistler to return and grant Angel mortality, considering he put him on the right path. The return of characters such as Connor, Buffy and others from the Buffyverse would bring a brilliant show to a great end. Angel and Buffy getting back together to have a normal life together would put us to peace that there wasn’t anything unresolved.
16 February 2004 17:26, by Hessu Hopo
I have been trying to find a way to send the WB messages... so far I have found this:
About The WB Television Network
To contact The WB with comments about our programming or our website, e-mail: email@example.com.
I’m not sure if that’s the right place to send your conplaints about angels cancellation but maybe one of us knows? You can always try... come on! We must contact the WB somehow or other network. WBs website: http://thewb.com/
IT may be that i haven’t found anything that you don’t already know but atleast im trying... IF YOU WANT ANGEL’S SIXTH SEASON YOU SHOULD TRY TOO! We can change things together!
16 February 2004 17:29, by Maria
What’s going on?? No more Angel? What’s wrong with WB? Have they gone and totally lost the plot...? Apparently. I feel blue :o(
16 February 2004 18:51, by Hessu Hopo
Yet another possible address to contact WB:
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Maybe if we just bomb this site as much as we can they notice us. It really shouldn’t matter so much where we post our mails. Just send your conplaints to WB. That’s the least anyone can do.
17 February 2004 07:16, by Jen
I am surprised and horrified! How could they cancel? It’s one of the very few good shows that are on t.v. these days, what with all the reality t.v. and boring family/comedy shows.The network themselves said that their dvds etc. of Angel were doing very well. Doesn’t that show how much fans love the show? So wouldn’t it be better to keep it on? At least? I don’t understand it.It’s probably going to be replaced by a teenage melodrama. That sucks.
(Maybe UPN might agree to take it on? Nevermind. HOPE not. They will just sex it up without bothering over things like plot. At least on WB the show ends on a high note.)
17 February 2004 08:03, by Hambo
I guess all good things come to a end, after all, David has been playing Angel for what? 8 years? Still its not right to just suddenly decide to end a TV show like that. Pisses me of.
I live in Melbourne, Australia (I hate Steve Irwin by the way) and we only just got the first episode of season five last wednesday, but thanks to the magic of the internet, Im up to date with episode 13, and been downloading the episodes the within hours of them being aired in america. Ive been doing this since Buffy switched to UPN, I just couldn’t wait for channel 7 to pick it up here.
Ive also been a fan of the whole buffy thing since the first episode of buffy, and Ive seen all the episodes ever, I got the DVD’s too (still hunting for season 3). When Angel first started up, I was abit sceptical about it, I wasn’t sure that I would like it, as I wasn’t really a fan of Angel when he was on Buffy, but I was hooked, the plot lines just drew me in even deeper.
So if this is the last season of Angel, then Im going to be very sad in 8 episodes time, thats right people 8 episodes to go!!! Thats what I get for keeping up with america! Australia is 12 episodes behind, so I might find myself reliving Angels final moments in 8 episodes time. (Mind you, the WB will have a few weeks off from angel soon.)
As for spin offs, what ever happened to the possible Giles spin off "Ripper" set in england, produced by the BBC???
17 February 2004 17:29, by Booboo
I think that all things have to come to an end at some point!! Lets hope its a good finale! It is a good thing in some ways, as it means I wont have to save more money up for all the dvd’s!! But i will miss seeing all the characters but thats what conventions are for!! And you see characters (very old characters) appearing at conventions so do not fear, we will still have our regular Buffy and Angel fix!!
17 February 2004 18:45, by Noni
NO way in hell am I going to let them cancel this show. I will fight!!!
17 February 2004 19:04, by fieryangll
I can’t believe that Angel is being cancelled. It really kills me. I am a mother of 3, and my great escape from the real world was watching Buffy, Angel and Charmed. How is WB going to beat that gleesome threesome? One Tree Hill? Give me a break. Smallville? Hellloooooo, not a Superman fan. Angel is up there with all the cult classics. Let’s keep the ball rolling and try to convice these suits that they need to put on what "WE" want to watch. I am already suffering from Buffy withdrawal, please, don’t take Angel, too. Yes, I live in a small town in Ga where nothing happens other than getting Jimmy Carter elected (shhh).
17 February 2004 20:11, by AngelaG
Its very sad that a show as good as Ats can be treated this way. Joss and all at ME deserved better. Its a testiment to the quality of the show how upset many fans were at the weekend when they found out about it cancellation. IMHO there were many more stories to tell about Angel. I loved this season and was one of those fans who did shed more than a tear at the prospect of it ending. Joss has entertained us for a long time and I for one love him for it. Thank you Joss, TV’s been better for you being around. I wish all the cast and crew the best and hope we get to see Angel again soon.
So looking forward to Wednesday night. Theres not many to go now...sob.
18 February 2004 05:04, by Blackthorn
I’d like to thank the WB for making up my mind about the Warner Brothers organization as a whole. Apparently, having executives that don’t understand their properties or viewers are not limited only to their movie projects - it extends to their television properties as well.
It’s bad enough that the Warner Brothers studio execs are creating a "Catwoman" movie based on Halle Berry as drool material, let alone only using the title of a well known DC Comic character in name only (the movie is not based on the original Catwoman story - the executives also have little faith or respect for the artists/writers at DC Comics that brought readers a quality product in the first place - much like the case of Joss and Angel). Now their television execs dump the only decent show that I bothered to set time aside for during my extremely busy week.
I’d like to officially thank them for freeing up my time - I don’t need to watch their network anymore (not to mention actual television now). I’d also like to thank them for saving me lots of money - I won’t be bothing with any products associated with Warner Brothers or their subsideraries(Let’s face it - it’s slim pickens when it comes to the quality of most of their products in the first place and you see what happens to the projects that actually have substance...).
I did have one thought to actually saving Angel for a few more seasons on the WB - it seems like almost every program on the WB (with the exception of Angel) will product place music from the vast collection of vapid commercial trash from the Warner Brothers Record Label. Maybe if the fans of the series can sit through an episode of Angel with that crap playing in the background they’ll keep a quality program on the air for a little while longer. I’m sure Joss would be kind enough to allow for a separate audio track on the DVD’s, replacing the audio with a quality thematic score that real fans of the show have become accustom to. Just a thought.
I would like to extend my gratitude to Joss and his extremely talented group of writers, producers, and actors for giving an experience with some substance. There isn’t a lot of that in the world anymore - substance I mean. Granted, it is just a tv show, but it was nice to have a guilty pleasure like Angel (and Buffy) to look forward to every week. A guilty pleasure with some heart, intelligence, and a whole lot of fun thrown into it for good measure.
I wish you, your cast and crew nothing but the best and look forward to your future endeavors - you have proven yourselves worthy - loyal will be your followers.
Warner Brothers - you have proven time and time again that you are unworthy of our loyalty, attentions, and our money - you are Wolfram & Hart incarnet. In case you weren’t sure, this is one of the many reasons why you and most networks are loosing your 20-30 something male demographic. A very dark road is ahead of you - Godspeed in your journey.
18 February 2004 12:58, by Booboo again
sorry i keep coming on this but u ova-dramatic people, saying that u want 2 kill urself+stuff, just think how the cast+crew r feeling! Sum of them will b devastated like us, but they dont ova dramatise it+say that they r goin 2 kill themselves! They wil move on, just like us! We still hav the dvds, the conventions+more importantly, the memories.
21 February 2004 22:35, by elizas dude!!!!!!
no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg no!wot the hell are they thinking!! after buffy angel is the best show about! PLEASE upn pick up angel!if not joss make this one to remember if angel’s finishing make it go out with a bang! bring the WHOLE buffy crew back and cordy and xander get them back together!!!!!show the WB wot their gonna miss out on and wot u are made of!!!!!!
PLEASE UPN SAVE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24 February 2004 21:11, by PMcG_6
It’s no surprise to me that the show is being canceled. I for one am not impressed by the current season and am glad to see that it’s going to go before it gets even worse. I think the turning point for me was hen they dragged out the whole Connor plot a few seasons ago. I couldn’t wait until he was out of the picture. I’ve been watching the show since the beginning and I haven’t been too happy with the last few seasons. IMHO I think WB is doing the right thing. Sorry...
18 March 2004 06:23, by steve
Well - WB and who ever else wants to cancel this program are loons, the best program on TV both there and here in the UK, As it goes just think how much money they will make at the movies..
this is a shity act of money production, I for one, will sit back and ponder the stupidity of producers that know that Angel the series could of carried on for another two seasons to match buffy.....
The only way to hurt them back is to stop buying thier products - which I will do starting tommorrow - no more DVDs no more CDs, and no more Cinema until they se the light and address this act of betrayal to the series
23 March 2004 14:58, by True fan
I can’t believe this! I have been wondering what was going on. Buffy is now gone forever, now Angel is leaving us too? It feels like a bad dream, I can’t wake up from. I for one will never watch anything on the WB ever again. They have made it that Joss will have a hard time wrapping the show up. There is too much to wrap up!!! We need at least one more season..Refuse to watch WB, Sign the petition, write to the WB and UPN, Try to save our beloved Angel!!!!!!
ALL BUFFY AND ANGEL FANS UNITE AND SAVE OUR SHOW!!!!!
29 March 2004 22:06, by Kelli Emmerson
DO. NOT. AXE. ANGEL.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH U PEOPLE AT WB?!?
26 May 2004 11:09, by GetVictd
Boo! Cut the witches show if ever a show has gone off track there’s your show. Why cut Angel? Sure its a little violent (;)) so I don’t let my children watch. But what about me? What have I got left to watch? Thanks a lot WB now I will have to go looking elsewhere to get my horror fix. :(
31 August 2004 10:56, by Michelle
Dont leave us! I want to see how it ends! I think its bad the way you ended it in season 5 i want to know the fate of Angel and the gang.
See online : Angel Season 6
11 September 2004 03:28, by Jason
Hi i live in Langwarrin Victoria and i am a huge fan of angel and let me say this to you joss Please bring back welsey some how i mean if you do the movies IIyria will still have grive for him and she will get out of controll and do more violunce and she will get so lonly without him so joss you did made a mistake in killing wesley and i like to see him back some how please
20 September 2004 18:26, by Angel & Buffy Utmost Fan
I mean I just don’t understand it, First there was a heartfelt tragedy in season 5 of angel when wesley dies and fred becomes eliria. And since the ending left us all in agony, not knowning what happens ,next it’s only fair that u do continue with another season of angel. I mean at the end of season 5 angel say’s "Let’s goto War" What happens next? Where does lorne go? What happens with the shang-shu prophecy, come on I think I speak for us all, at least make another season that concludes all that, it’s only fair.!
1 October 2004 04:16, by True Angel
The WB Totally sucks now!!!!!!!First Buffy and now Angel. Those we’re the best shows. It sucks even more that it ended the way it did. What happened to Angel possibly becoming human after he finished amended all his wrongs??????does anyone remember that?? I at least wanted a happy ending (if not that then some kind of ending) but obviously that isn’t going to happen!!!!
6 November 2004 13:46, by Jennifer Olsen
WB, why did u take Angel?
who ever, is running this i have 1 word:why?
i can’t belive whedon is not responssible for the end of the show! this should not be happening.
come on mr.Whedon try to run the show, plz do it for all of the fans there, WB plz bring Angel Back!
without Angel our lives would be like HELL!
plz WB help the people who need Angel to live.
plz bring it back, plz bring it!!!!! back! plz give it one more Season one more chance, sir. plz WB give Angel another chance.
we need Angel to live, we need Angel to see every boring night of thursday, PLZ give us ANGEL back, plz without Angel, we would be lifeless bodies, at every thoursday night.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer is over, don’t take Angel too!
Plz help Angel to come Back plz, WB i am a girl that Begs.
PLZ sir. we would do anything!
plz we’re fans who for beg to have Angel back plz help the ones who can’t survive every Thursday night without Angel.
Who have to watch lame shows like rocky and bollvinkle.
mr. Underground show.
The MATHS CHANNEL!!!!!!
plz help us plz help Angel.
if you help ANGEL you will help us.
Lastly , I would like to point out that Star World thursday night is no more nearly as interesting and exciting as it was , during the likes of ANGEL, Buffy , Roswell, Dark Angel , etc.
It has gone from being the best night on television to the worst .
See online : thursday nights will be hell!!!
6 January 2005 17:53, by Sharolee Naeole
Why Cancel Angel that really hurt i want to see what is going to happen next plus Angel is so hot!!
Plz get Angel back on for us plz!!!
Thanks you for reading this .
The things is that Angel is human or not?
that what we want to know
See online : BRING BACK ANGEL
8 January 2005 01:11, by Tracy Gentry Jackson
Why won’t The WB Network or UPN pickup the 6th Season of Angel? They can’t just take it off the air after 5 seasons. What will be for 2005 ?
See online : No Season 6-Angel is Canceled
just one small little problem here the ending like what the hell if they was told that this was the last and final year why is he not a real boy you could of at least finished it with the ending we all been waiting for the the glory in his eyes the happiness on his face the part where we all can’t take even a breath what happened to the real boy being human his only wish
I was so sad with the way the season ended...i think You should have at least ended it with angel winning the battle before ending the season...PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE bring angel back for a 6th season before ending it.
that is bull> i and many others demand there be a sixth season. or at least a movie. especially since each seasons got better then the previous one. if they brought it back. so many people will pay to see it. the wb is missing a great opportunity for money.