On Jan 22, 12:19 pm, David <dimla...@yahoo.com
> ABC Yanks 'Apartment 23' From Schedule, Doubles Up on 'Happy Endings'
> by Michael O'Connell, Lesley Goldberg
> There's bad news and good news for fans of ABC's Tuesday comedy block.
> Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 has been pulled from the
> schedule, effective immediately, while Happy Endings will start airing
> back-to-back original episodes starting Jan. 29.
> A network rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the change takes
> place next week, following tonight's special two-hour premiere of The
> Taste and weeks of shuffling for both Apartment 23 and Happy Endings.
> After the two comedies were given an early end date in March to
> accommodate ABC's midseason schedule, the network announced plans to
> air three "bonus" episodes of each in the vacated 10 p.m. Sunday slot
> before ditching the third round for an encore of Shark Tank after low
> This latest development also comes two weeks after ABC Network Groups
> president Paul Lee told reporters at the Television Critics
> Association's winter press tour that a decision on the future of both
> Apartment 23 and Happy Endings was yet to be made.
> "We love those two shows. They're incredibly distinctive, and they’re
> water-cooler shows," he said, noting that he planned to continue
> supporting the series throughout the season. He stopped short of
> commenting on whether either show will live beyond their current
> orders (22 episodes for Happy Endings and 18 episodes for Apartment
> For Apartment 23, the move marks the latest in its wonky scheduling.
> The series launched as a midseason show last year with multiple
> episodes shelved to run out of sequence this season, including a story
> line involving co-star James Van Der Beek as a Dancing With the Stars
> contestant that only recently aired.
> And Happy Endings, itself a midseason show in 2011, saw its full order
> come to a quick close last season to accommodate new entries. An
> unaired season two episode only finally made it to air two Sundays
> Happy Endings, airing at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, has performed
> significantly stronger than Apartment 23 since the lineup launched
> earlier this season. It's currently averaging a 1.4 rating among
> adults 18-49 and 4 million viewers in live plus same day returns.
> Apartment 23 has a season average of a 1.2 adults rating and 3 million
> No decision has been made on when or where the eight unaired episodes
> of Apartment 23 will land.
Is the cancelation of "Don't Trust the B" a sign of things to come?:
Viewers are favoring broader comedies than "different" sitcoms like
"Don't Trust the B—- in Apt. 23." PLUS: Did airing episodes out of
order doom "Apt. 23"?