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.”

 
  • Christina

    ABC is the worst when it comes to burn offs. I’m STILL waiting for those Eastwick, The Deep End and Charlie’s Angels unaired episodes. Well I have the CA episode on my computer, but still. I hope for the 666PA fans that they do eventually air those episodes, but I am excited to get a double dose of Apt. 23 next month.

  • tommie

    Well, at least they’re trying something with Happy Endings/B—- since 666 is already cancelled.

  • rob60990

    ABC isn’t testing anything, it’s burnoff.

  • Dan S

    This is a very strange scheduling decision by ABC. I always thought HE & Apt 23 would’ve paired better with their other Wed comedies at 10pm. This is clearly a burnoff situation & highly doubt they’ll pickup any new viewers & improve on the Sun slot at least until Red Widow premieres. I’ll be surprised if 666 actually does return next summer, a Sat burnoff would’ve been better.

  • Oliver

    It’s a burn-off, but it’s a burn-off in a timeslot where they might actually succeed, behind the 4th highest rated show on the network and against very limited competition.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up outperforming Red Widow.

  • torylicious

    shame of you ABC is so irrespectful whit de 666 park avenue fans wait until summer

  • Dan

    @Tom – It is a Burnoff – ABC wants to get through the rest of these episodes as quickly as possible. They did the same thing 3 years ago with Scrubs and Better off Ted and even still BOT had 2 episodes unaired. ABC wants to burn through Apartment 23 and all 19 eps will be done by March 19. With Hapy Endings, that show still has a chance and if ABC could cut a deal, it can be the next Cougar Town.

    Happy Endings still has a chance but 19 of the 23 eps will air by March 19. ABC has a few options things.

    Air the remaining 4 episodes on a Friday in the season 8-10.
    Combine them with a short season 4.
    Burn them off over the summer and cancel the show.
    Burn them off over the summer and renew the show.

    666 Park Avenue will have a Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money style burn off likely Saturdays at 10 in the summer.

  • Dan

    @Oliver – I believe that the shows will likely average the same if not slightly worse maybe 0.9-1.2. Behind new Revenge episodes they will do OK but between the two shows, Happy Endings has a shot only due to syndication. I really hope TBS picks Happy Endings up for 2 15 episode seasons like they did with Cougar Town. ABC has no room for comedies next season.

  • lessaunce@yahoo.ca

    I’d guess they just hold them for when another show bombs.

  • SarahL

    Big time burn off. I am just relieved that The Neighbors was spared the Sunday humiliation treatment.

  • Kavyn

    Seriously they couldn’t even put it on Saturday? What a slap in the face to anyone who invested themselves to their new show. Why bother even filming the four episodes if you’ll postpone airing them for 7 months, a time in which no one will remember anything about the show.

  • Networkman

    YES! YES! YES! I’m been suggesting this move since I knew that 666 Park Avenue was a flop. This really shows that ABC has got guts. It is a bold move to try comedies in the 10pm hour after a drama. The network has got nothing to lose and everything to gain. The Mentalist is slipping and NBC will no longer have Football. This is the perfect time to capitalize on that timeslot. I’m really hoping Happy Endings could garner a 2.0 That would be such a big improvement over 666 Park Avenue in that timeslot.

    Red Widow would be best paired with Body of Proof. And those viewers who like DWTS are more likely to stay tuned to that drama than Happy Endings. Also those adult comedies really do not need to compete with New Girl.

  • alffan

    ABC should’ve moved Nashville to Sun for four weeks and then tried the sitcoms at 10pm Wednesday for Jan and Feb with no repeats. Then have Nashville. ABC really should just take awards show/Super Bowl off for their Sunday offerings each year and bring them back in March. That way they could’ve given Nashville four weeks off and let the two comedies run new on Wed.

  • Nick

    @Christina

    I’m STILL waiting for those […] Charlie’s Angels unaired episodes

    As far as I know, Charlie’s Angels aired all of the episodes that were complete when they were cancelled. There were no episodes to burn off.

  • SVU: Fringe Division

    So 666 Park Ave’s ratings have inched up over the past few airings and is doing better than Last Resort in 18-49 but it doesn’t get to finish it’s run in season!!! Why don’t hey just burn them off against the Super Bowl, the Golden Globes, Grammys, etc., or move them to HE/Apt23 timeslot while they air on Sundays?

  • Nick

    It’s safe to assume this is just a placeholder for January, possibly also for Super Bowl Sunday as well. The question is, what will be in Feb sweeps after that? Revenge repeats? Specials? Red Widow pushed up?

  • Dan

    @SarahL – The Neighbors isn’t doing horrible enough to warrant that kind of burn off. The only reason ABC is giving HE and A23 that burn off is because both shows are being taken off the air in March and both will have a handful of eps yet to air. The Neighbors still has a slot until HTLWYP premieres and it will air repeat free until March as will Suburgatory. Suburgatory will probably get a third season while The Neighbors will be cancelled. While all comedies will essentially air repeat free until May besides veterans The Middle and Modern Family, both those shows have 24 episode seasons.

    @SVU Fringe Division – ABC should have aired 2 of the 666 eps on February 10 and February 17 and aired the other 2 Saturdays or Fridays at 10 but I gues they want to save all 4 for Summer.

  • Nick

    @SVU:Fringe Division

    Why don’t hey just […] move them to HE/Apt23 timeslot while they air on Sundays?

    They can’t do that because HE & APT23 will be airing there. They are not moving to Sundays. This is just a burn-off so they can end earlier.

  • Dan

    @Nick – Since the Superbowl is airing February 3 and the Academy Awards is airing February 24, my guess is ABC might double up on Happy Endings on those 2 dates since the show will have 4 eps yet to air by March 19, However its more likely that they will air repeats since Red Widow only has 8 eps.

    Maybe BOP or Zero Hour repeats at 10 or Modern Family. They could put anything there.

  • Nick

    @afflan

    ABC should’ve moved Nashville to Sun for four weeks and then tried the sitcoms at 10pm Wednesday for Jan and Feb with no repeats. Then have Nashville. ABC really should just take awards show/Super Bowl off for their Sunday offerings each year and bring them back in March. That way they could’ve given Nashville four weeks off and let the two comedies run new on Wed.

    Way too complicated for the average viewer to follow. At this point, many Nashville viewers wouldn’t know if it gets moved to Sundays. Then, when Nashville gets moved back, they’d have missed a bunch of episodes, and for a serial drama, that can be fatal.

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