‘Happy Endings’ & ‘Don’t Trust the B’ Get Pulled from ABC’s March Schedule

Published 2 years ago by , Updated December 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm,

apartment 23 happy endings combo Happy Endings & Dont Trust the B Get Pulled from ABCs March Schedule

Fans of ABC’s two comedy series Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 might want to sit down for this news.

In the recent announcement of ABC’s midseason schedule starting in the spring of 2013, the results show Dancing with the Stars will be taking the hour-long time slot occupied by both shows on March 26th. But Happy Endings has a 22-episode order for season 3, and Apartment 23 has an 18-episode season order for season 2, and by the time Dancing with the Stars comes along, not all of those episodes will have aired.

THR doesn’t have anymore details on the matter, but they do say that those remaining episodes are not currently scheduled to air. This isn’t necessarily something for fans to freak out about, but it is rather disconcerting – almost in the same way that NBC has been jockeying around Community by delaying the season 4 premiere until February of 2013.

Dancing with the Stars obviously pulls in more ratings than both shows, but the ratings for Happy Endings went up last night, so one would think the network would like to continue that upward trend. And how will both shows finish out their respective seasons? Thankfully, we have an answer for at least one of these comedies.

A writer at Grantland reached out to Happy Endings star Adam Pally (he plays Max) on Twitter and asked whether or not the assumption that Happy Endings might finish their episodes by the time March 26th rolls around was correct. He confirmed the show’s removal from the schedule with no return date with this tweet:

But then he clarified that, by the time the show is taken off the schedule, they will have aired 16 episodes, leaving six in the can. Pally said they would definitely be shooting all 22 episodes for their order, but once they’re done, it’s out of their hands and up to ABC. It’s likely the same situation with Apartment 23.

If anything, it wouldn’t be out of the question for the last round of episodes for both series to air towards the beginning of the summer. Some shows do run a little bit long depending on scheduling issues, so maybe ABC just has too many shows to jostle around to make this work seamlessly without having the shows go on hiatus.

In a perfect world, reality television would always take a backseat to quality programming like Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, but we don’t live in that world. It’s show business after all, and ratings are what drive decisions. Hopefully we’ll have some clarification and good news for fans of both of these shows sometime soon.

Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 air Tuesdays starting at 9/8C on ABC.

Source: THR

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  1. Will Dean Cain and James Van Der Beek be on Dancing With the Stars this season?

    Well, I should have expected these shows to pulled off the air because they are very funny and network executives do not like to laugh. “Quick, let’s hire Whitney Cummings and Chelsea Handler to write a pilot to replace these quality sitcoms.”

  2. Wonderful.

  3. Good. I can’t stand either of those shows.

    • You have terrible taste.

    • Seriously dude, you have terrible taste.

    • Ladies and Gentlemen we have found someone who watches Whitney!

  4. Loved Happy Endings, never saw The B. I catch up with the show on Hulu and/or Netflix. I will never watch a show like Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, X-Factor, or any of the other reality crap. It’s so sad quality programming gets pulled for reality B.S.

  5. Very sad to ehar about Happy Endings possibly leaving, that show is great. Replaced by a reality dancing show? Sheesh! TV watchers have such poor taste.

  6. I didn’t think I would like Happy Endings at all but I started to watch it this year and for the most part it can be pretty funny…
    Don’t Trust the B… on the other hand I can’t stand. I thought it would be funny to see Van Der Beek play a spoof of himself but after 3 episodes I quit watching…

  7. I like Happy Endings ,but I really LOVE the b****.I can’t stand the idea of this show being cancelled.

  8. No. i like the apartment 23 a lot!

  9. I don’t think I ever heard of these shows…

  10. That’s too bad. I hope it’s just a scheduling shuffle and not anything ominous. Both are great shows.

  11. They are both great shows that do modern nicely surreal comedy so it will be a shame if they are cancelled as there is a substantial fan following for both in the UK.

  12. Honestly the women on Happy Endings alone should be enough to keep it on the air. The whole cast is fantastic and a very funny group. It almost feels like an edgier version of Friends. If it does get canned I really hope Elisha Cuthbert finds a new home quickly though

  13. And just when I was getting into ‘Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23′ too…

  14. Hey, let’s keep moving shows around airing them a few episodes at a time then stopping so that people need to track them down to see if they are on/off the air then wonder why no one watches!

  15. Seriously how mucj Dancing with the Stars need? This is the reason why shows get cancelled.

    • As long as there are idiots who’ll watch them, there will be stupid reality shows.

  16. Happy Endings is a great show, I hope ABC doesnt mess this up

  17. Happy Ending is so underrated. Apt 23 isn’t top notch but it’s better than a lot of other crap sitcoms on tv right now. Sad if they both get cancelled.

  18. These shows are WAY better than the new show neighbors! These shows should stay on the air. Maybe just swithch them to another night?

  19. I love Happy Endings. It’s the best comedy on network TV. And I’m starting to like the B show, too. I REALLY hope they don’t get cancelled.

  20. Happy endings has not had an Ep since Jan 29th and is not on schedule thru Feb 19th. Bachelor crap was on last night…”to be announced” next week and it’s “scheduled” to go on hiatus in mid march for Dancing crap. WTG ABC for messing up another show!