AngelUPN To Pass On ’Angel’ !
By Michael Hinman
Tuesday 2 March 2004, by Webmaster
UPN To Pass On ’Angel’
Author: Michael Hinman
Source: SyFy Portal
If UPN is going to grab any show from The WB, it apparently will not be the popular "Angel" series, which wasn’t popular enough with overall viewers to keep it on the air.
While fans are going out of their way to try and save the show, one network that was a ray of light, apparently is going to pass on the opportunity to bring Joss Whedon back to its airwaves.
A Viacom source tells SyFy Portal that UPN is reportedly going to say no to bringing the series over from The WB, putting the final nail in the coffin for the series.
"The show is just too far in its lifespan to really make decent money on it," the source said. "It was a mistake for UPN to grab ’Buffy’ so late, and it ended up costing (the network) money. ’Roswell’ is another example of how it just isn’t feasible for UPN at this time."
The WB cancelled "Angel" last month, effective at the end of the current season. In the announcement, The WB said it wanted to give the series a chance to end the way the producers want it to end, and that this would be a fitting way to do it. After the cancellation, the producers apparently opened up talks with UPN, but even at the beginning, some people connected to the show admitted that earning a UPN pickup was a "long shot."
Please note that none of this information has been confirmed by UPN or Twentieth Century Fox Television — which produces "Angel" — and should be treated as any other rumor would be treated.
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