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.”

 
  • PMR

    HATE both of those shows. I want to see the last episodes of 666. They better not make me buy the dvd to see them like FOX did with Prison Break. ABC also needs to unlicense 666 so another network could pick it up. I think it would do great for the CW.

  • Debsafan

    I’ll watch Revenge and OUAT. But I don’t care for the 2 shows taking 666 place. So want be watching it.

  • SJ

    Well this at least ensures that all episodes of Apartment 23 and Happy Endings – and 666 – will get aired, which is always a plus.

  • American

    I bet that the ratings won’t increase.

  • Dan

    @Nick – Red Widow is a 666 Park Avenue/Revenge type soapy show so it fits 10pm on Sundays. Zero Hour is a Last Resort type thriller show so ABC figures that it might do well Thursdays at 8 (though no show has performed well there since Ugly Betty in 2006-2009 or wipeout.)

    While I expect to see comedies on Wednesday and probably Fridays, I doubt we will ever actually see them air 10pm Sundays on a regular schedule.

    @SJ – ABC’s intent is to air all of Apartment 23 and either hold Happy Endings remaining 4 eps until Summer or for next season. They figure that 666 can be burned off oN Saturdays like Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone. All episodes will air.

    Apartment 23 is done after this season as is 666 Park Avenue.
    Happy Endings may have a shot at a fourth season for syndication purposes.

  • alvar

    so happy that ABC is giving these two shows another shot in a different timeslot. I reckon the decline this season has definitely been a scheduling issue

  • Dan

    @Alvar – The ABC PR department wants you to think that ABC is giving the shows a “shot” but its a burnoff. It seems like ABC doesn’t have a slot for these two shows after March and they don;t want any unaired Apartment 23 eps. Happy Endings will have 4 eps unaired after March 19 but thats not too bad, ABC can easily hold them for summer or next season.

  • alvar

    @Dan

    ABC couldn’t care less about having unaired eps – they’ve just shelved 666. Chances of renewal are slim but I do believe that ABC is giving these shows another shot over 666. They have invested more in them and would like to see syndication deals (particularly Happy Endings), and they have performed in the past.

  • Randy

    That’s terrible. Why didn’t they just put ALL 4 – 666 Park Avenue episodes on this weekend than instead of Sound of Music? They clearly don’t have much competition on this Sunday except for football because everything is in reruns. How is that going to help moving a saga running show to air in the summer? People are going to forget all about it, and the ratings will even be worse. This is so dumb. They should have just burnt it off THIS WEEK & be done with it. Have a marathon!

    For the Happy Endings & Apt show, people are going to be confused because they are moving those from Tuesday, and than putting them on Sunday. Than, are they going to move them back to Tuesday. That’s stupid!!

  • alvar

    @Randy

    Agree that it would make more sense to burn off 666 now while there is room in the schedule for it.

    Happy Endings and Apartment 23 aren’t being “moved” from Tuesdays. ABC have just slotted some extra episodes to air on Sunday nights in addition to regular Tuesday screenings.

  • Alexis

    The HE/Apt 23 thing, I get. Might as well try them out in a different timeslot, with a strong (if not necessary compatible, as others have said) lead-in and minimal competition.

    What I don’t get is holding 666 until the summer. It just seems like a lose-lose to me. Granted, no one cares much about summer shows’ ratings, but who is going to remember that (serialized) show and tune in 7 months from now? With only 4 episodes left, they might as well have burned them off now, so they can at least get the small audience 666 *does* have. With Revenge on hiatus, they could have aired 2 episodes back-to-back (9-11pm) on two consecutive Sundays and been done with it. Dragging it out until the summer is really bizarre because no one will watch it then.

  • POI

    there will be 2 episodes a week for a couple of weeks which is great i love those 2 series and i hope they will do well on sundays so well that ABC considers putting them on Sundays for the rest of the season.

  • reidjr

    Alexis
    I think summer tv is changing if you look at the amount of series set for summer 2013 as of now it could be interesting and maybe it will longer be a off season.

  • buttondiet

    Are they still filming new episodes for Don’t Trust the B?

  • Spencer

    Why can’t they just burn 666 off on Saturday or something? Or post the remaining episodes online like they do sometimes? Why make everybody wait until the summer? By then everybody will forget about it. :/

  • ILoveSitcoms

    Both shows deserve larger audiences. 23 just may be too smart and cynical for broadcast television.

  • jake

    I think it could be a good idea, if HE gets a 1.5 on sundays, will be a lock for renewal/syndication, and Apt 23.. I really want this show to survive, but it’s gotta be tough, maybe the CW can pick it up.
    The move is both a shot and burnoff..

  • Dan

    @Alvar – 666 has a good chance of finishing its run in the summer. Last season all dramas finished their runs and the season before that My Generation and The Whole Truth never finished their seasons but both had a lot of eps before that. 666 was axed but ABC maintained that the series would finish its run and I believe that it will probably get a Saturday burn off maybe Saturdays June 1, 8, 15 and 22.

    @Jake – Its less about ratings and more about ABC wanting to get more eps out of the way. If Happy Endings gets a fourth season it will be soley to fulfill syndication needs since its the second to lowest rated comedy and show overall on ABC.

    @Buttondiet – I think production on Episode 13 of Season 2 of Apartment 23 has finished, giving the series 19 total episodes for the season.

    Since ABC has a crowded comedy schedule Apartment 23 and The Neighbors will both be done in March (and probably will never return), ABC’s friday comedies will air all episodes but their return is 50/50 and Modern Family, Suburgatory and The Middle will finish their seasons and return 2013-2014. Happy Endings will have 4 unaired eps but I’m sure ABC will air them. HTLWYP could get renewed but Family Tools is likely done after 10 eps.

  • Fred

    I really enjoyed 666. I hope ABC doesn’t leave me hangin. The last aired ep was AMAZING!
    I also like Happy Endings. So glad ABC is not giving it another chance.

  • Roy

    I would much rather ABC go ahead and put the remaing 666 eps online now, rather than wait until summer to see them.

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