ABC shelves bonus 'Happy Endings' and 'Don't Trust the B@#$%' episodes

ABC apparently doesn’t trust the “b” to deliver stopgap ratings.

Krysten Ritter

 “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B@#$% in Apartment 23” aired new episodes on Sundays, starting Jan. 6. They replaced supernatural drama “666 Park Avenue.”

The two comedies will be replaced this Sunday by a “Shark Tank” rerun during the 10 p.m. hour.

ABC will show “The Makeover,” a Hallmark movie, Jan. 27. The Oscars ceremony will be broadcast Feb. 24, and “Red Widow,” a midseason drama, will start in the Sunday night slot March 3.

“Happy Endings” and “Apartment 23” haven’t set the world on fire on Tuesday nights, and slipped to series lows on Sunday. Last week they did not even get a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49.

The two shows will also continue to air in their regular 9 p.m. ET Tuesday time slot.

The two comedies are expected to go off ABC’s schedule in March, when “Dancing With the Stars” returns. Any leftover episodes would then be shown in the summer, as will the final episode of “666 Park Avenue.”

“Happy Endings” stars Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert and Damon Wayans Jr., while Krysten Ritter is the “B” in Apartment 23.

“Shark Tank” is a reality show  where a panel of “sharks” consider offers from entepreneurs looking for investments.

- Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
- Happy Endings

Written by: KurtK26
Jan 15th, 2013, 1:38 pm


Message Posted On Jan 15th, 2013, 11:02 pm
I agree NBC sucks with these stupid decisions (should have let 666 finish) but Shark Tank rules!!!

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Message Posted On Jan 15th, 2013, 10:57 pm

Well, I guess it's pretty safe to predict that neither of these shows will be back next year.  Although, it's hard to say with Happy I recall, it's been on the bubble almost since it started, yet it managed to get last-minute renewals twice, so who knows.



Message Posted On Jan 15th, 2013, 4:41 pm
That still does not negate from this being an absolutely bizarre (and new, I think; well, new-to-me) NBCancelled-inspired broadcasting practice, wherein one or two episodes are left over, to be broadcasted six-months later. That's just stupid. It's just an episode or two, why not get em over with... The mind of network executives ... I'm just not high enough to parse it (yet!)... Or, at least, make these available online... I mean, 'Shark Tank' - I don't even know what the f*ck that is. (A shark in a tank swims around, I presume without bothering to search any further...(?))


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Message Posted On Jan 15th, 2013, 1:43 pm

As the curator of our daily ratings reports, I'm not at all surprised at this. Both comedies have just dive-bombed the last two Sundays. Their numbers were making 666 Park Avenue look successful.

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