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James Van Der Beek Says 'Don't Trust the B' Has "Basically Been Canceled"

ABC's second-year sitcom Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 has been in trouble ever since the network put it up in a late October premiere on Tuesday nights last fall, paired with Happy Endings up against stiff competition from NBC and Fox's comedy blocks. Now, one of the show's stars, James Van Der Beek says it's pretty much canceled. Van Der Beek wrote on Twitter, "Sad to say ABC has pulled #Apt23 and will not be airing the 8 remaining episodes any time soon. Translation: we've basically been cancelled." ABC will back-to-back new episodes of Happy Endings in Don't Trust the B's slot until handing the hour over to Dancing with [...]

Ratings Down for Most Tuesday Night Comedies

Ratings are in for last night's shows, and most of the network comedies are down significantly. On Fox, New Girl scored a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, down 15% from 2.7 last week, and The Mindy Project earned a 1.5, down 21% from last week's 1.9. When it comes to Fox's 9pm competition on ABC, Happy Endings got a 1.4, down 22% from last week's 1.8, and Don't Trust the B received 1.2 (a series low), down 29% from 1.7 last week. Happy Endings' week ratings can be attributed to its weak lead-in, Dancing with the Stars, which hit another series low last night.

Fox's 8pm [...]

The 2011-12 TV Season's Best New Comedies

We’re still in the midst of a golden age of television. At least, I think the era of quality programming that began with The Sopranos is still going, right? If you look at the new comedies we’ve seen this past season, the answer to that question is a firm “maybe”; however, the TV season that gave us Work It, Rob, and I Hate My Teenage Daughter also gave us a few good sitcoms, as well. Join me as I dive deep into this past TV season’s most enjoyable comedies – from sitcoms to sketch shows to 11-minute animated thingies. Know that all of the shows on this list, except [...]

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 [...]

Ratings from the Tuesday Sitcom Showdown: Fox vs. NBC vs. ABC

It was an odd move when three of the four major networks announced they were all airing comedies against each other during the 9pm hour on Tuesdays this fall. Last night was the first time that Fox, NBC, and ABC's sitcoms all squared off against each other (due to ABC's late premieres), and the ratings are in. At 9pm, New Girl won the hour with a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, besting Go On (2.5) and the season premiere of Happy Endings (1.9). The New Normal (1.8) narrowly beat Don't Trust the B (1.7) at 9:30, with Fox's The Mindy Project pre-empted for singing competition X [...]

Tuesday Night Sitcom Recap: 'Happy Endings,' 'New Girl,' 'Mindy,' and More

This season, Tuesday night is a sitcom traffic jam in primetime, with three of the four big networks airing comedies all against each other on the same night. Let's take a look at last night's shows, including new episodes of Happy Endings, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Ben and Kate, and Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.

Happy Endings – "P&P Romance Factory"

CLAY: This week's episode, "P&P Romance Factory," seemed a little slow. Even though we got three separate storylines, none of them really stood out. The best story was probably Penny and Alex's, thanks to Casey Wilson's excellent delivery, while Max and Dave's fist bump [...]

GLAAD Reports that ABC Leads the Networks in Gay Characters (And Sassy Gay Assistant Characters)

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation just dropped its “Where We Are on TV” report 2012, its annual analysis of LGBT presence in broadcast and cable TV. GLAAD reports that the 2012-2013 TV season has the highest-ever percentage of LGBT characters on scripted primetime network TV, and comedy-wise, ABC led the pack in terms of having the most gay characters (thanks to Happy Endings, Modern Family, and a handful of other sitcoms). While some of ABC’s LGBT characters, in particular Adam Pally’s Max Blum, are unique ones that defy stereotypes, three of the network’s six gay characters fall into a “sassy gay assistant” archetype (the three characters [...]