Angel is an American fantasy drama television series created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt as a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which details the ongoing trials of the vampire, Angel, who has his human soul restored to him by gypsies as a punishment for the murder of one of their own.
The series originally aired in the USA on The WB from 5 October 1999 to 19 May 2004. There are 110 hour-long episodes in five seasons.
Angel originally aired in South Africa on M-Net from 3 March, 2000 to 4 June, 2004. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel and on TopTV's Fox Entertainment channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premiered on Fox Entertainment on Tuesday 25 May 2010, at 23h15. New episodes aired daily at the same time. There are 22 episodes in the second season.
Daily: 02h15, 05h15
A centuries-old vampire cursed with a conscience, Angel (David Boreanaz) left the small California town of Sunnydale and the only woman he ever loved to take up residence in Los Angeles, the City of Angels.
Between pervasive evil and countless temptations lurking beneath the city's glittery facade, L.A. has proven to be the ideal address for a fallen vampire looking to save a few lost souls, and in turn, perhaps redeem his own.
At the close of last season, Angel learned of a prophecy: if he fulfils his destiny, he will once again become human. Yet to claim his reward he has to survive the coming darkness, the apocalyptic battles, a few plagues and a handful of fiends that will be unleashed upon the world.
Now in its second season, the series chronicles the well-oiled machine of Angel, fellow Sunnydale escapee and aspiring actress Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) and Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Alexis Denisof), a fallen Watcher.
As they take it one demon at a time, the team is joined this season by the streetwise renegade vampire hunter Charles Gunn (J. August Richards).
The group is guided to those who need their help through visions sent to Cordelia by The Powers That Be, a mysterious and powerful force trying to make things right and guide Angel on his path to redemption.
Cordelia's visions of those in need provide very little information beyond a name or a face, so it is up to Angel to reach out to people and become involved in their lives to learn how, why, and from whom they need saving.
No longer can he simply hide in the shadows; Angel needs to connect with people and let them into his heart to show that there's hope in this world... and hope for him.
Angel combines supernatural adventure and dark humour in this next chapter of the mythology that extends the coming-of-age parable.
Each season consists of 22 hour-long episodes
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 3 Mar 2000 | Finale: 28 Jul 2000 | Fridays, 17h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 8 Jan 2006 | Finale: 4 Jun 2006 | Sundays, 22h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 3 May 2010 | Finale: 24 May 2010 | Daily, 23h15
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 2 Mar 2001 | Finale: 27 Jul 2001 | Fridays, 17h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 12 Nov 2006 | Finale: 8 Apr 2007 | Sundays, 22h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 25 May 2010 | Finale: 15 Jun 2010 | Daily, 23h15
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 1 Mar 2002 | Finale: 26 Jul 2002 | Fridays, 17h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 16 Sep 2007 | Finale: 10 Feb 2008 | Sundays, 22h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 16 Jun 2010 | Finale: 7 Jul 2010 | Daily, 23h15
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 24 Jan 2003 | Finale: 27 Jun 2003 | Fridays, 17h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 17 Feb 2008 | Finale: 13 Jul 2008 | Sundays, 22h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 17 Dec 2010 | Finale: 7 Jan 2011 | Daily, 22h30
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 9 Jan 2004 | Finale: 4 Jun 2004 | Fridays, 17h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 20 Jul 2008 | Finale: 14 Dec 2008 | Sundays, 22h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 8 Jan 2011 | Finale: 29 Jan 2011 | Daily, 22h30