Signs that your already struggling sitcom is in trouble: 1) the network puts off premiering the new season (see: "Community"); 2) the network decides to burn off remaining episodes with little promotion or forewarning; 3) the show gets uprooted from its regular timeslot on a whim and eventually shuffled off to another night(s).
Today, it appears ABC's "Happy Endings" has hit the troublesome trifecta -- with the series premiere (along with the premiere of its comedy block partner "Don't Trust The B---- in Apartment 23") delayed, "bonus" episodes airing briefly on Sundays, and as of today getting shuffled out of its regular Tuesday slot to Fridays.
The move makes way for the two hours of reality power that is "Celebrity Wife Swap" and "The Taste," with the latter occupying the former comedy block. Tuesdays in general have been a bad night for new comedies this season, as Fox's "Ben & Kate" has already been canceled and new NBC sitcoms "Go On" and "The New Normal" have struggled since their strong debuts.
"Happy Endings" has struggled since its first season but somehow stuck around thanks it part to its loyal cult following, which is already organizing means of saving the show (or at least delaying its likely execution). The move to Fridays will see the series airing back-to-back new episodes starting March 29th, taking over the timeslots of "Last Man Standing" and "Malibu Country" after their season finales air.
Friday night tends to be where shows go to die, and given its comedic partner has already been canceled the shift in its schedule can't be seen as good news. Enjoy the show while you can, folks! I know I will!