Bakula: Cancellation of 'Angel' Unnerving

By Michelle
April 23, 2004 - 6:22 PM

When the WB cancelled Angel, said Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) in a new interview, word spread across the Paramount lot from the Angel stages to those for Star Trek: Enterprise and caused some nervousness.

"They were our neighbors," Bakula told Zap2It. "The crew guys are all looking around and all of a sudden, everybody has that extra few days of being extra grateful that they've got a job and they're on a show that's still going."

"You get that ripple effect when a show goes down on the lot," he recalled. "Everybody gets even more nervous about what's going to happen."

Zap2It predicted that a final decision about whether Enterprise will have a fourth season likely won't be announced until the upfront presentation to advertisers on May 20th in New York, when UPN reveals its fall schedule.

"Not much I can do about it, so I don't think much about it," said Bakula, who admitted that he has gotten no hint from network executives about the fate of the series.

Even if UPN cancelled the series, however, Bakula noted that there were other network options to be explored. He added that he encouraged his castmates "to focus on the task at hand" and ignore the stress of uncertainty.

"It's been fun," he said of the changes to Archer this season. "I've maintained from day one that I was looking for a character that would be interesting to play in season three and four, not just fabulous out of the gate."

For more, including Bakula's plans for a barbecue on the lot, see Zap2It.

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