Remember when ABC decided that they were going to air both “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” on Sunday nights in an effort to boost sampling for the shows? Well, let’s just say that the network is already making a move to abandon that and more or less run for the hills. A new press release for Sunday shows that the network is now going to air a repeat of “Shark Tank” in that spot, which to us really means one thing: the lifespan of these two comedies is more than likely at an end.
While neither show is formally canceled, it’s hard to see a program back at that is barely averaging around a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic; and as a matter of fact, these ratings are so low that we can’t see a network like TBS wanting to save them as they did with “Cougar Town.” The saddest thing is that these shows are both far and away better than, say, “The Neighbors,” but they just have aired this year at terrible times without the right sort of advertising.
Of course, if the shows do end up ending, there is one question that is certainly worth asking: is it possible that Damon Wayans Jr. could reprise his role of Coach on “New Girl”? He filmed the pilot while thinking that the odds of “Happy Endings” being renewed were slim, but then when the show was picked up for season 2, he went straight back to it and Lamorne Morris came in.
Do you think this move is a surefire sign that these two programs are at the end of the road? Be sure to share what you think below, and you can find out what the head of ABC has to say about the shows here.