ABC Pulls Remaining Episodes of ’666 Park Avenue,’ Will Air ‘Apt. 23′ And ‘Happy Endings’ Instead
ABC has pulled the remaining episodes of its recently canceled freshman drama, 666 Park Avenue, from the 10 pm Sunday time slot.
666 Park Avenue had been plagued by cancellation rumors early in its run. The ratings were unimpressive and its viewership dropped with each episode. ABC finally pulled the plug on the series in mid-November, but was going to finish airing the rest of the original 13 episode order. The network is retaining the option to revive the show for next season, however, if Zero Hour or Red Widow perform worse in the ratings.
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In pulling the remaining episodes of 666 Park Avenue, ABC will air leftover episodes of Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B**** In Apt. 23. The two currently air Tuesday at 9 and 9:30, but that block will be gone in mid-March. During the first three weeks of January, new episodes of both shows will air during the Sunday 10 pm slot, and a Hallmark movie will will be scheduled for the last Sunday of the month. Originals will be run during the shows’ usual 9-10 pm time slot.
If Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B**** In Apt. 23 perform well in 666 Park Avenue‘s old time slot, ABC may keep Happy Endings there. The first three weeks of February are currently empty, and the Academy Awards will be airing February 24 and the premiere of Red Widow will be the following Sunday. The network could then use three of the remaining four episodes of Happy Endings, which is now in its third season, for the first three weeks.
There would be no episodes of Apt. 23 left since the series only had a 19-episode order.