ABC Moves Happy Endings to Friday Timeslot
Move Could Spell Cancellation for Series
As part of its midseason scheduling, ABC has moved its acclaimed but low-rated comedy Happy Endings to Friday nights at 8 EST as of March 29, according to Deadline. In a press release, the network said that it would air back-to-back episodes to finish out the season.
Both Happy Endings and the recently canceled Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23 initially made up ABC’s Tuesday night comedy block. After a failed attempt at airing new episodes of the two shows on both Sunday and Tuesday, the network officially axed Don’t Trust the B—.
The gap in ABC’s Tuesday schedule will be filled by new reality showTaste until Dancing with the Stars retakes the slot on March 26.
For many analysts, Happy Endings’s move to Friday does not bode well for the show. Traditionally known as a dead timeslot, Friday nights is where networks traditionally place shows that are on the brink of cancelation. At the same time, shows such as Fringe and Supernatural demonstrated considerable staying power in similar slots.
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