‘Angel from Hell’ canceled by CBS; ‘2 Broke Girls’ to take over timeslot

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Bad news once again is hitting a network comedy starring Maggie Lawson: “Angel from Hell” has been canceled after airing only a handful of its season 1 episodes.

As first reported by Deadline, CBS is making this move and as a result, will move “2 Broke Girls” into its timeslot starting on Thursday, January 18. It’s a big step given that we think they at least had ambitions at one point that this could be a hit. It marked the first scripted series from Lynch following her time on “Glee,” and they even had her host the People’s Choice Awards earlier this year.

Ultimately, the real problem with “Angel from Hell” may have been that it just didn’t fit in well with everything else that this network does. They’re not a channel that tends to succeed with single-camera comedies; “Life in Pieces” right now is hoping to buck the trend of comedies in this form getting quickly canceled by the network.

We do hope that eventually both Lawson and Lynch get a chance to shine on another series; in the case of the former, we recently suggested that USA should revive her old show in “Psych.” We just feel like the odds are not exactly particularly high that they will do that. Both will probably get a chance to re-enter pilot season thanks to this show quickly ending, and they would be suited to find something that is a little bit more of an ensemble, or has a stronger push right out of the gate so that they can have some more chances to succeed.

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