ABC Pulls ‘Happy Endings’ and ‘Don’t Trust the B—-‘ from Sunday
ABC began airing its low-rated Tuesday night comedies Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—- in an additional slot Sunday nights earlier this month, but both shows scored series lows (being on without any promotion and up against the Golden Globes doesn’t help) on Sundays these past two weeks and they’ve been pulled from their last Sunday airing, which was supposed to occur this coming week. Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—- will continue to air in their normal Tuesday slots, until they’re cleared out to make room for the Dancing with the Stars results show on March 19th. This will leave a handful of episodes of each show without a planned airdate, but ABC may find somewhere else on the schedule for them later in spring. While the futures of Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—-both look grim, the network is still fond of both shows. Speaking to the press last week, ABC boss Paul Lee said, “We love those two shows. They’re incredibly distinctive, and they’re water-cooler shows…We haven’t made any decisions, but I can tell you that these are shows that we love.” If he cancels both those shows, Paul Lee had better greenlight something else he can talk about at the ABC water cooler.