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ABC Pulls 'Apartment 23' From Lineup

Net will double-run 'Happy Endings' on Tuesdays starting Jan. 29
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Sophomore comedy Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
has been yanked from the schedule, an ABC spokesperson confirmed, with the
network opting to air back-to-back original episodes of Happy Endings on
Tuesdays starting Jan. 29.

Both comedies were already preempted on Jan. 22 for the
two-hour premiere of new cooking competition show The Taste. Happy
Endings
will wrap its third season before the return of Dancing With the
Stars
on
March 25
.

ABC aired new episodes of both Apt. 23 and Happy
Endings
on Sundays at 10 p.m. this month to increase exposure to the
struggling comedies, but scrapped a planned third Sunday airing on Jan. 20
because of low ratings.

After both launched out of the network's top-rated Modern
Family
, Happy Endings and Apt. 23 have failed to build a
Tuesday comedy block for ABC this fall opposite comedic competition from Fox
and NBC. Happy Endings has fared slightly better, averaging a 1.4 rating
with adults 18-49 this season, while Apt. 23 averaged a 1.1.

No decision has been made on Apt. 23's unaired
episodes, though they could be burned off in summer.

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