ABC has just announced that they have pulled Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23 from their Tuesday night schedule effective immediately and will instead be airing back-to back-episodes of Happy Endings starting on January 29.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—- were given an early season end date in March to make room for the new shows premiering on the network this spring, including Dancing With The Stars (which Lindsay Lohan will NOT be starring in).
ABC announced plans to air three of the trimmed “bonus” episodes in an available 10pm Sunday night time slot, but after poor ratings the first two weeks, the network opted to air an hour-long repeat of Shark Tank instead.
Just two weeks ago, ABC networks group president Paul Lee announced at the Television Critics Association that the fate of both Don’t Trust The B—- and Happy Endings had yet to be decided. ”We love those two shows. They’re incredibly distinctive, and they’re water-cooler shows,” he was quoted saying.
Don’t Trust The B—- has been shuffled around in the scheduling since it’s mid-season premiere last year, and this year, several episodes aired out of order. The show averaged 3 million viewers per episode, which is significantly lower than Happy Endings, which has captured an average of 4 million viewers.
I actually enjoyed the show and can see why ABC is so fond of it. Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker and James Van Der Beek were great together, and I can’t help but wonder if the show wouldn’t have had a better chance with a less ridiculous title. (Happy Endings for example.)
There has yet to be a decision made on what the network will do with the remaining eight episodes of Don’t Trust The B—-.