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ABC Just About Cancels Don’t Trust the B—-, But Won’t Admit It Yet

January 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Holy s— ABC said “F— you” to the B—- today, pulling comedy Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 from its schedule effective immediately, according to The Hollywood Reporter. You won’t see the changes until next week, as the network’s regular Tuesday comedy block of Don’t Trust the B—- and Happy Endings had last night off so ABC can air some dumb two-hour cooking show and the series finale of Private Practice.

But starting on Tuesdays next week, get ready to see back-to-back new episodes of Happy Endings between 9pm and 10pm. ABC has not made a decision on when or where to air the remaining eight episodes of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, but unless something changes, look for a summer burn-off followed by a veiled cancellation notice as ABC sweeps the show under the rug and mumbles something about “still making a decision” on the show’s future. ABC, you really should come to terms with that fact that you are in the TV business and part of that business involves canceling shows. Acceptance is the first step to recovery.

ABC has been wishy-washy with its treatment of Don’t Trust the B—-, introducing it as a midseason show in early 2012 and pulling it before it could finish its first season. A second season was ordered with the remaining episodes from Season 1 included, but Season 2 was scheduled to air opposite other more established comedies, after the other shows had already dug their heels into the turf. And this month, it aired twice a week for a while, with a second episode taking over the crater left by 666 Park Avenue on Sunday nights. In other words, ABC had no idea what to do with Don’t Trust the B—- and this news comes as no surprise.

As for Happy Endings, it’s still chugging along and dodging the axe, with its better ratings keeping it alive. But the future does not look good for the comedy, and if were you, I’d prepare myself for a very sad ending.

ABC Shelves Remaining Sunday Broadcasts of ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Apt. 23′

January 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Don't Trust the B Happy Endings Split - H 2012

ABC’s “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23,” left, and “Happy Endings”

ABC has cut short its attempt to double up on originals of Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 before the Tuesday sitcoms make an early exit from the schedule in March.

The network said Tuesday that Sunday’s planned episodes of Happy Endings and Apt. 23, intended to air at 10 and 10:30 p.m., respectively, will be replaced by an encore of Shark Tank.

Both shows have had modest showings in their regular Tuesday time slots. On Sundays, both slipped to series low and this past week didn’t even reach a 1.0 rating among adults 18-to-49. Both will continue to air on Tuesdays at 9 and 9:30 p.m. until the Dancing With the Stars results show moves into the hour later this season.

“We love those two shows,” ABC Network Groups president Paul Lee told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour just last week. “They’re incredibly distinctive, and they’re water-cooler shows.”

Although Lee would not comment on the future prospects of either series, he did note that the Sunday specials were intended to give audiences more of a chance to see the series.

Happy Endings 3×08 / Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 2×08 Promo #2 (HD)

January 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Happy Endings 3×08 & Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 2×08 Promo (HD)

January 2, 2013 Leave a comment

ABC Comedy Tuesday 11/20 – Happy Endings, Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 (HD)

November 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Dont Trust the B in Apt 23 2×03 Promo “Sexy People…” (HD)

November 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 2×02 Promo “Love and Monsters…” (HD)

October 29, 2012 Leave a comment

ABC Comedy Tuesday 10/23 Promo (HD)

October 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Happy Endings / Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 Promo (HD)

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Don’t Trust the B In Apt 23 Season 2 Promo (HD)

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Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 – Ben Lawson Joins Cast

August 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Chloe may finally meet her match this season!

Ben Lawson has landed a recurring role on the second season of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, TVGuide.com has learned. The Australian actor (Covert Affairs, The Deep End) will play Jonathan, a new love interest for Chloe (Krysten Ritter).

Series creator Nahnatchka Kahn recently told us about the role, noting that whoever was cast would have to keep up with Ritter. “Chloe’s going to have a potential love interest that’s the first guy who is her equal that she’s ever met,” she said. “That’s somebody we’re interested in coming back for a few episodes.”

We’ll first meet Jonathan in the Halloween episode, in which the ladies go out on the town.

ABC Tuesdays Comedy Promo

August 14, 2012 1 comment

Dawson’s Creek Reunion on Apartment 23!

August 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Get ready to squee like a fan girl because Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 will be holding a Dawson’s Creek reunion in Season 2!

Busy Philipps will play herself on the season premiere of ABC’s comedy where the Cougar Town actress will reunite with James Van Der Beek, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

As we first teased, the season premiere will feature the Beek attempting to reunite his Creek co-stars. “We have a big season premiere episode that’s dealing with James potentially trying to do a Dawson’s reunion and his version of what that would look like,” says creator Nahnatchka Khan, who also noted they’d love to see the alums guest-star, including Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson and, ahem, Katie Holmes!

On the Creek, Philipps portrayed Audrey Liddell, Joey’s college roommate and Pacey’s eventual love interest.

Who else would you like to see guest-star on Apartment 23?

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 returns Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.

A Dawson’s Creek Reunion? Who the Apartment 23 Cast Think Katie Holmes Could Play

July 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Now that Katie Holmes is free available, surely she’ll soon be approached to appear in any number of projects. Our suggestion? Reuniting with her Dawson’s Creek cohort James Van Der Beek on his ABC comedy Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 — and we’re not the only ones thinking about it. In fact, creator Nahnatchka Khan is already cooking up ways that Joey and Dawson could reunite.

Khan would love to see Holmes portray a heightened version of herself, similar to what Van Der Beek does on the ABC comedy. “In my mind, I think it would be really funny if there is some sort of bad blood between her and James that’s not really been addressed,” she tells TVGuide.com. “Maybe she comes because something bad happens to James and she comes to celebrate. For example, if she thinks it’s his funeral and she shows up in a red dress with champagne, like, ‘Ding dong, the Beek is dead!’”

“I’d love to see her saucier side,” Van Der Beek concurs. “I think it would be fun if she came on as herself, but a demented, bizarro version.”

While co-star Dreama Walker agreed with Van Der Beek and Khan, Krysten Ritter had other thoughts for Holmes. “I want Katie Holmes to be my lesbian love interest,” she says.

Actually securing the actress, whose other credits include How I Met Your Mother, Eli Stone and Batman Begins, would likely be next to impossible, but her presence will loom large over the Tuesday, Oct. 23 premiere (9:30/8:30c) — at least her name will. “We have a big season premiere episode that’s dealing with James potentially trying to do a Dawson’s reunion and his version of what that would look like,” Khan says. “It would be a shame to not address it.”

Who would you like to see Holmes play on Apartment 23 if she ever appeared on the series? Hit the comments with your thoughts.

ABC: Renewed, Canceled or Picked Up?

May 14, 2012 Leave a comment

ABC

Renewed

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Renewed
Body of Proof: Renewed
Castle: Renewed
Cougar Town : Renewed and headed to TBS
Dancing With the Stars : Renewed
Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apt 23: Renewed
Grey’s Anatomy: Renewed
Happy Endings : Renewed
Last Man Standing : Renewed
Modern Family: Renewed
Once Upon a Time : Renewed
Private Practice: RenewedRevenge : Renewed
Scandal: Renewed
Shark Tank: Renewed
Suburgatory: Renewed
The Bachelor: Renewed
The Bachelorette : Renewed
The Middle: Renewed
Wife Swap: Renewed

Canceled

Charlie’s Angels: Canceled
Desperate Housewives: Series finale airs this Sunday
GCB: Canceled
Man Up: Canceled
Missing: Canceled
Pan Am: Canceled
The River: Canceled
Work It: Canceled

Picked Up
666 Park
When a young couple accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City, they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building.

Family Tools  (AKA: Red Van Man)
Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer) is the King of Epic Fails. When it comes to his career, he always screws things up. In the Army, he accidently shot someone. In the Police Academy, he accidently shot himself. So Jack is headed home to regroup, again. Jack’s dad, Tony (JK Simmons), has spent his whole life building a successful hometown handyman business, but is suddenly forced to retire due to a heart condition. Jack becomes the new Mr. Jiffy-Fix. Jack soon discovers there’s quite a learning curve to this handyman stuff.

How to Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life
Polly, a recently divorced, single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries.

Last Resort
An international action-thriller-soap that follows the story of establishing a new society in a world held hostage by the crew of a ballistic missile submarine. Basically a U.S. nuclear sub crew refuses orders to fire their missiles and escape to a NATO outpost and declare themselves the smallest nuclear nation.

Malibu County
In Malibu Country, McEntire stars as a broke divorcee who moves her family to Malibu where she attempts to revive her music career while keeping her children from being corrupted by the city. McEntire will reunite with Reba showrunner Kevin Abbott, who will write and executive-produce the pilot, along with Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel, Pam Williams, Dave Stewart and Narvel Blackstock.

Mistresses (2012)
Written by K.J. Steinberg (co-executive producer of Gossip Girl and The Nine), the series follows four women buffeted by the scandalous romantic lives they’re leading.

Nashville (2012)
A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows one star at her peak and one on the rise.

Red Widow (AKA: Penoza)
Meet Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell – Melinda and Melinda) a suburban housewife who’s living the good life in Northern California. Behind this perfect facade is a family of organized criminals. Marta’s father, her brother, and husband Franklin all make their living through illegal means, and up until now, she has turned a blind eye to this fact. But when Franklin is murdered, Marta uncovers a tenacity she never knew she had.

The Neighbors (AKA: Down To Earth)
Family that moves into a highly desirable gated community in New Jersey only to discover that the entire neighborhood is made up of aliens disguised as humans.

Zero Hour (2012)
A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man who’s spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.

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