/// Life’s a Bitch and Then You Get Canceled: ABC Evicts Apt. 23

January 23, 2013  |  Media Week

Broadcast’s Tuesday night comedy roadblock has claimed its first casualty, as ABC has canceled its stalled sophomore effort Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 . Following a seven-episode springtime run behind ABC’s powerhouse Modern Family , in which it averaged 5.71 million viewers and a 2.3 in the 18-49 demo, Apt. 23 this fall was shifted to the Tuesday 9 p.m. time slot. Without the protection of the Pritchett-Dunphy clan— Apt. 23 in its sophomore run leads out of the decidedly weaker comedy Happy Endings —the series lost whatever momentum it built up last May. Bowing on Oct. 23 to just 4.20 million viewers and a 1.7 in the dollar demo, Apt. 23 would fall to a 0.9 by its fourth episode. A plan to scare up new viewers on Sunday nights was abandoned after the show drew a meager 1.76 million viewers and a 0.8 in the demo on Jan. 13. All told, the truncated second season of Apt. 23 averaged just 2.85 million viewers and a 1.1 among the under-50 crowd. There are no plans to air the eight episodes that remain in Apt. 23 ’s Season 2 order.

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