According to some new reports, ABC has puled the episode of “Don’t Trust the B—- in apartment 23″ currently set to air a week from today, and replaced it with a repeat of “Happy Endings.” Following that, both shows are going to be on hiatus for the next couple of weeks thanks to extended episodes of other programming (which is the case tonight with “The Taste”), and also an upcoming State of the Union Address that will happen in mid-February. Basically, ABC mas made sure to keep them off for the February sweeps as much as they can.
When the schedule returns to normal later next month, it seemingly makes sense for the network to just kick the funny but horribly-rated series to the curb, and continue to air an hour of “Happy Endings” instead. The former show rates slightly better, and in doing this they will be able to ensure that the entire third season of the show will come on before “Dancing with the Stars.” (This also helps us to understand that Andy Richter will be featured before mid-March.)
As for the remaining episodes of “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” they will probably air in the summertime, when there is really not anything else to put on the air. It’s a sad story to see a quality show quietly fade away, but the issue here is that ABC never should have put it on Tuesday nights to begin with. Back when it debuted in October, there were already two other options out there in “The Mindy Project” and “The New Normal” that viewers seemed to enjoy; but even with that being said, the ratings were so small there that it was obvious even then that we were looking at a saturated market.
What is your take on this news? If you want to read more on “Happy Endings,” you can do so over at the link here.