Just a few weeks ago, ABC’s midseason schedule keyed us into the fact that their comedy series Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 were being taken off the schedule in March when Dancing with the Stars returns. And that the change would happen before either show finished their current episode order.
Well, now some new, slightly more distressing scheduling news says double comedy dose will be heading to Sunday nights to replace the canceled freshman series 666 Park Avenue. But there’s a catch.
Vulture says that Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 will play on Sundays starting next weekend with January 6th. However, they will also be playing in their normal Tuesday night timeslot as well.
At first that might sound like good news because we’ll get two episodes every week for a few weeks. But that also means this is ABC’s way of getting the episodes out of the way so they don’t have to worry about playing them after they leave the schedule in March.
However, unless this schedule change happens for six weeks, there will still be a handful of leftover episodes by the time March rolls around for Dancing with the Stars. Either way, this is just bad news for fans of both shows, because whenever a network starts messing around with a series schedule this drastically, it usually means they don’t really care about the audience and expect the show to be on its way out.
It might be time to start trying to save Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 by watching both episodes, every week, for as long as this weird schedule lasts. A petition or two probably couldn’t hurt either, but the best move would be to send ABC some cheesesteaks and Dawson’s Creek DVD’s. That should get the message across, right?
Happy Endings airs on Sundays @10pm and Tuesdays @9pm; Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 airs on Sundays @10:30pm and Tuesdays at 9:30pm – both on ABC.