"Birds of Prey" is officially cancelled after 13 episodes.
But it might be fun to read what the WB's entertainment president Jordan Levin said. Maybe it'll be more blithering nonsense like when "Farscape" and "Witchblade" were dumped.
Levin said in Variety: "We believe Birds proved that there was a fantasy audience and a male audience there . . . Over the course of Birds' run that audience eroded, but those audiences came at first."
Do you think maybe that "fantasy audience" he refers to is that worldwide-size audience that most executives feel they must have to keep any sci-fi show on the air? At least he's being honest when he says it's a "fantasy."
Levin told Zap2it.com that the cancellation is a result of "failure of execution. . . . We think we had a very strong concept and just failed to execute it, and audiences abandoned the show as a result."
Surprisingly, that makes a fair amount of sense. Maybe the Open Letter to Sci-Fi Programming Executives that I wrote got into the right hands and did some good.
At least, that's what I plan to think, so don't try to talk me out of it.
The Gotham Clocktower site says that production will finish on all 13 episodes, and the last 2 episodes will be a "fantastic 2-parter."
So long, "Birds of Prey." It was really good, then only somewhat good, then fair, then back to somewhat good, while it lasted.