TV’s Charlie’s Angels and Memphis Beat Canceled

The Annie Ilonzeh and Alfre Woodard cop dramas are the latest series to get the boot.

Posted: 10/17/2011 08:14 AM EDT
Filed Under Alfre Woodard, TV News

 

A new week begins and with it comes news that more TV shows both new and returning are getting the ax.

 

Deadline is reporting that ABC has canceled their reboot of the '70s classic series Charlie’s Angels.

 

The girl power detective drama, which gave top billing to Nigerian beauty and former General Hospital star Annie Ilonzeh, was doomed from the start with low ratings. Maybe this version of the drama took itself too seriously (both the original series and movies had a fun and playful, tongue-in-cheek tone) or perhaps audiences overall are just tired of remakes. Whatever the reason, Charlie’s Angels could not be saved; production has officially shut down on the series, but ABC intends to air the last four remaining episodes.

 

And after two seasons on the air, the beat will not go on for the cop drama Memphis Beat.

 

The quirky series, which starred Alfre Woodard as Lt. Tanya Rice, was not renewed by TNT for a third season. Memphis Beat starred Jason Lee as an unusual cop who loved Blues music, his city and his mom.

 

Prior to Memphis Beat, Woodard was last seen as Ruby Jean Reynolds on the HBO hit vampire drama True Blood. Since that television series deals in afterlives, maybe this veteran actress will get one and an opportunity to return to it.

(Photo: ABC)

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