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Saturday, 14 May 2016

'Marvel's Agent Carter' gets the axe

 As Atwell had ALREADY signed a contract for another TV series it seems only the media pundits and fans were caught by surprise.

Personally, with UK TV channels and the way they chop shows, move them to new days without warning (forget the TV guides!) and then mess around with the times they'll show them, I missed out on so many episodes of Person Of Interest, NCIS, Big Bang Theory and so on that I gave up.  It used to be almost a quest of epic proportions to catch episodes of Supernatural (the US series not the 1970s UK one) that I gave up on that, too.  The changes make no sense it's just TV people proving how big a bunch of mindless arschlochs they are.

"If we move the day and time of this popular show we might get more advertising revenue!" 
"Never worked at that time -maybe later still?"
"Let's move that to another day again"

You see, there are so many channels now with low viewing figures because they do not make or buy programmes for people to watch. Unless it is soft core pornography with ultra violent scenes and a dictionary full of bad language it won't be bought or shown.  BBC, ITV or those other channels.

Was it Channel 5 or 5USA that had the series Once Upon a Time? They pulled the plug on that with, was it series three? Left their audience hanging simply "because".  There is a 6th season being made right now because it gets viewers.

My advice is see if you like a TV series then wait and get the boxed set because it is guaranteed that on a cliff-hanger ending the TV channel will cancel "because".

A petition gets 5,900 signatures....that doesn't bode well.

After 'Marvel's Agent Carter' gets the ax from ABC, fans turn to Netflix to save it

ABC has canceled the series starring Hayley Atwell. Now, fans are hoping a superhero might swoop in to save the show.


Hayley Atwell starred as agent Peggy Carter on ABC for two seasons. ABC/Richard Cartwright
Peggy Carter knew her worth. Fans knew her worth. But sadly, ABC didn't. The network canceled "Marvel's Agent Carter" on Thursday after just two seasons.

The compelling post-WWII plot lines and stellar cast, including Hayley Atwell in the lead role, earned respect from both TV critics and Marvel fans.

But ABC decided to pull the plug after low ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Of course -- major spoiler! -- Peggy Carter's fate was already sealed in the new movie "Captain America: Civil War." She also got a quick shout-out in a recent "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" episode.

Unless Marvel decides to give Carter her own feature film continuing her adventures from the TV show, it doesn't look like we'll be seeing her again. That hasn't stopped fans from starting a petition to urge Netflix to save the show. More than 5,900 people have signed the petition so far.

"Agent Carter is one of the only solely female-based shows on the air of the superhero variety," fan Emma Tonn, of Dubuque, Iowa, said in the petition's comments section. "Peggy Carter is such an amazing character, and with lines such as 'I know my own worth,' she's also an exemplary role model."

ABC has said goodbye to "Agent Carter," but Atwell will be returning to the network. The actor has already signed on for the new legal drama "Conviction."

Sadly, "Agent Carter" wasn't the only Marvel casualty. ABC also decided not to pick up "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." spinoff "Marvel's Most Wanted." That series was set to center on disavowed agents Bobbi Morse (aka Mockingbird, played by Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (played by Nick Blood).

 

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