New Episodes of 'Happy Endings' and 'Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt 23' Replace ‘666 Park Avenue’ on Sunday, January 6

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December 21st, 2012

Looks like 666 Park Avenue is being replaced by new episodes of Don't Trust The B and Happy Endings for at least one week in January, according to a program change press release issued by ABC today. Update:  They will also air from 10-11p on January 13 and January 20 and these airings are in addition to the regular Tuesday episodes. ABC plans to air the '666' episodes this summer.

via press release:

 

JUNE IS SUPER EXCITED TO START HER NEW JOB, THAT IS UNTIL

SHE REALIZES NOT EVERYONE MIGHT BE THAT EXCITED ABOUT HER,

ON ABC’S “DON’T Trust The B---- IN APARTMENT 23”

 

 

“Paris...” – June is nervous and excited about starting at Harken Financial. Things go surprisingly well, and she even meets an incredibly nice co-worker, Fox Paris. Chloe warns June, though, that she shouldn’t be so trusting and that Fox is probably just keeping her enemies close. Meanwhile, Mark looks to James for help in expressing his newfound feelings for June, on “Don’t Trust The B---- in Apartment 23,” SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:31-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

Note: This program replaces “666 Park Avenue.”

 

BRAD AND PENNY ACCIDENTALLY KILL ALEX’S RACIST PARROT, AND JANE AND DAVE

TRY A LITTLE TOO HARD TO FIX MAX UP, ON ABC’S “Happy Endings

 

 

“Fowl Play/Date” – After Brad and Penny accidentally break Alex’s beloved childhood memento, they try to glue it back together. But they go from just being clumsy to “birderers” after Tyler, Alex’s racist parrot, keels over and dies from the glue fumes. Can they cover up the crime before Alex returns from her Rom-Com Com? Meanwhile, Jane and Dave try a little too hard to find a match for Max, on “Happy Endings,” SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:01-10:31 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Note: This program replaces “666 Park Avenue.”

 
  • Raykov

    @Amanda – plans change all the time… I won’t remind that Community was scheduled for Oct. 19.

  • Cyrax86

    @Jerry, If I recall well, ABC sat on several episodes of The Whole Truth as well. Plus didn’t they do the same with Dirty Sexy Money, a couple of episodes left for the Summer after it was not extended for a full season? But at least they aired those…

  • Alan

    Poor 666, ABC should put the other episodes online and get rid of it faster.

  • Oliver

    @J.D.

    I think it’s a bit of both.

    There’s more upside than downside for ABC. If they do well then ABC can renew them, if they do badly then ABC has just swapped two summer burn-offs around and solved some minor scheduling issues. They are unlikely to do any worse than 666PA.

  • Leoben Conoy

    Am I wrong?

    But isn’t this anything but bad news for both shows?

  • reidjr

    Leoben Conoy
    It could be real good news for Happy Endings as Sunday could be a much better fit for them.

  • Austin Lauran

    Would it be possible for both sitcoms to air in the Thursday 8/7c PM timeslot in the spring if the new drama gets cancelled (based on how many ABC shows in that death slot have gotten cancelled in the past 10 or so years, it most likely will get cancelled after its 1st season).

  • Dan

    Wel since Red Widow isn’t airing until March, ABC has more 10pm slots available than episodes of 666

    Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 17 are available for 666 Park Avenue and ABC has more eps of HE and A23 then they do slots on Tuesday so this makes sense.

  • Oliver

    @Austin Lauran

    No, they don’t have enough episodes remaining. Besides, ABC scheduling sitcoms opposite both CBS and NBC’s sitcom blocks is a self-evidently bad idea, which is why they keep unsuccessfully trying to counter-programme with a drama.

  • Justin121

    Burn-off replaced by burn-off!

  • Leoben Conoy

    @reidjr

    Oh I hope so. I have already written off The B (and I shall miss Ritter’s ridiculously tight body dearly), but I am still holding out hope for HE.

  • Pablo

    This is actually a time slot that I would try them out in. There is no network comedy competition in the slot, they are a comparable type demo to Revenge, and they are a more “adult-like” comedy, so they really shouldn’t be a 8 or 8:30 (EST) type comedy. I wish that ABC would have tried a few other time slot switches like “Last Resort” for “Private Practice” or “Castle”. It just amazes me that if a company felt strongly enough to put millions of dollars into a show, that they throw it away so quickly to throw millions at another show.

  • Ram510

    Well this is cool, I’ll be tuning in LIVE! (Cause that’s so rare these days).

    I hope it works cause these 2 shows should be given a chance, especially Apt 23 which had been hilarious and greatly improved from its first season. Happy Endings on the other hand has been awful this season but I’m sure they can get back on track

  • Dan

    So here’s the news broken down

    666 Park Avenue will return in the summer to air it’s remaining 4 eps.

    Happy Endings and Apartment 23 will be scheduled on Sundays at 10pm so they can burn through their 22 and 19 episode orders respectively a la Scrubs and Better Off Ted from Dec 09-Jan 10.

  • Greg

    I would say this is more good than bad. At least they’re trying some place else, though awards season is coming and that won’t do any good for these shows.

    I say they should burn off 666 in the Golden Globe and SAG nights (there’s only 4 episodes left, air two in each night) and air Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Happy Endings and Apartment 23 in the other non-awards and Super Bowl nights (January 6 and 20, February 10 and 17).

  • AJ

    What about buring off 666 against the super bowl?

  • SweetD

    They can’t do any worse than they are doing now.

    I think this is just creative scheduling to get all their episodes aired, and hopefully more eyeballs on them.

    I believe both series have leftover episodes from their previous seasons.

    And Revenge makes more sense as a lead in than any of the Tuesday shows. The only competition it really has is HBO/Showtime shows.

  • Dan

    ABC figured that a cancelled show, 666 Park Avenue, was expendable in favor of the likely to be cancelled Apartment 23 and the On the bubble Happy Endings, neither of which have a slot past March.

    At least ABC WILL air 666 Park Avenue’s remaining 4 eps this summer.

  • Tom

    *sniff*sniff*

    Something smells like burnoff.

    Apt 23 is clearly dead, and HE’s fate depends on if Sony can cut a deal with TBS or Comedy Central. I can’t imagine it airs on ABC next year.

  • Ginger Eliz

    666 is a serialized show. Why wait 7 months just to burn off 4 episodes? Not many will care what happens by then. I notice that tomorrow night, ABC is already repeating a Country Christmas special that aired last night. Why not just burn off 666 episodes now on a Saturday and be done with it?

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