It appears that the great Sunday night experiment for ABC's "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" and "Happy Endings" is over.
The two comedies, which were added to the network's Sunday night schedule, have been pulled from the Sunday roster, with a repeat of the reality series "Shark Tank" taking the 10 to 11 p.m. slot that the comedies previously occupied.
"Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust the B---," which regularly air Tuesdays at 9 and 9:30 p.m., respectively, began airing additional episodes on Sundays beginning Jan. 6 to replace the freshman drama "666 Park Avenue," which itself had been pulled from the schedule. (The network plans to air the remaining episodes of "666 Park Avenue" this summer.) The comedies were intended to run on Sundays through January,
However, neither show managed to find much of an audience in their new timeslots. On Jan. 13, "Happy Endings" matched a series low in the 18-49 demographic preferred by advertisers with a 1.0 rating/2 share, while "Don't Trust the B----," which stars Krysten Ritter (left) and James Van Der Beek, dropped 11 percent to a series low of 0.8/2.
By contrast, for their most recent Tuesday night airings, "Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust the B----" drew a 1.4/4 and 1.1/3, respectively.
Following Sunday's "Shark Tank," a Hallmark movie will air in the timeslot on the 27th. The slot will be filled with a "Modern Family" repeat and programming to be determined will fill the slot until ABC's new drama "Red Widow" takes over on March 3.