Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23: Cancelled, Stars React

Don't trust the B in Apt 23 canceledABC has decided to cancel Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 after one and a half seasons on the air. The network has pulled the low-rated sitcom off the schedule and it’s unclear when or if viewers will be able to see the eight unaired installments.

Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 debuted early last year and revolves around sweet girl (Dreama Walker) who moves to New York for her dream job and, after it evaporates, ends up moving in with a con-artist party-girl (Krysten Ritter). The cast also includes Liza Lapira, Michael Blaiklock, Eric Andre, Ray Ford, and James Van Der Beek, playing a fictional version of himself.

With mediocre ratings, the sitcom was on the bubble for renewal last May with an average of a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.71 million total viewers.

ABC opted to take a chance and order season two but the ratings have been significantly lower this time around, thanks in part to the sitcom being moved to Tuesday nights.

The network tried to give struggling Don’t Trust the B and Happy Endings some additional exposure by running episodes in 666 Park Avenue’s old Sunday night timeslot but that experiment proved to be a dismal ratings disappointment.

The 11 episodes that have aired this season have averaged a 1.1 demo rating and 2.85 million viewers.

ABC has now pulled Don’t Trust the B from the schedule and some of the stars of the show realize that this marks the end of the road.

Van Der Beek tweeted, “Sad to say ABC has pulled #Apt23 and will not be airing the 8 remaining episodes any time soon. Translation: we’ve basically been cancelled… And please, no bashing ABC. While I’m sure no one there would say they think they nailed it when it came to programming #Apt23 this year… You’ve got to give ABC props for ever picking us up in the first place. They took a shot at something original & edgy. I respect them for it.”

Ritter wrote, “my beloved fans, sad to confirm that it is true. Don’t Trust the B— #apt23 has been cancelled. thank you so much for your support i love u”

And Walker scribed, “Beyond grateful for two seasons to be proud of on #Apt23. Thanks for all of your love and support :)”

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that there won’t be a third season of Don’t Trust the B? Do you feel like it’s a better show than what the ratings indicate? Is it better than other sitcoms on the ABC schedule?

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  1. Ariana says

    I am so mad at ABC! Don’t Trust The B In Apt 23 was the ONLY show me and my friends would watch on ABC! Womp womp wooomp.

  2. MrOCB says

    Not surprised, still sad – contained the funniest and edgiest **** I’ve seen on network television in a long long time. Watch it turn into a cult show over time – I’m looking at edgy-hip-cable-channel-to-be-named-later!

  3. stephanie says

    The show was hilarious and charming in a refreshing way, but it was always scheduled poorly. Especially this season, pitting it up against The Mindy Project was just a disastrous idea.

  4. Hil says

    I loved apartment 23. It really had its moments. Some episodes had me crying from laughter. It was original and hilarious . Really sad to hear its been cancelled

  5. Why Watch says

    No surprise. It was bad. Once a network starts showing promos all the time for it you know it has to be bad. Seems I saw a promo multiple times in one night.

  6. Tha Critic says

    I saw the first two episodes of the show last year that got from the PlayStation Store for free and in all honesty, I did not laugh one time. For all I know, it maybe went on to be hilarious but I just wasn’t interested.

  7. subbie says

    It’s funny that you’d ask whether I thought the show was better than the rating indicated, because I definitely do! I think the real problem was that ABC never made any effort to advertise for the show. I always felt like I was the only one that even knew about it! When I’d try to talk about it to my friends and coworkers, I would only get blank stares in return.

  8. Anonymous says

    It was doomed to happen when ABC wasn’t even bothering to show the episodes in the intended order, so the storylines made absolutely no sense.

  9. Ellen says

    I watched a few episodes last year and it was awful. I couldn’t believe it when it got picked up for a second year.

    • Jim says

      It started off well and in my not so humble opinion got increasingly better. James Van Der Beek showed he had a worthy comedy side to him and that he had excellent timing. Sad to hear it has been axed, another quality show beaten by the numbers which I am sure will eventually come back to haunt ABC.

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