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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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{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan January 31, 2013 at 7:06 pm

So sad, when so many “lowest common denominator” shows remain on the air. The B was edgy and hilarious and James Van derbeek’s over the top portrayal of JVDB was outstanding. I will miss this show! Must see the unaired episodes.


Luminess22 January 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Bummer!!! I loved this show…so funny and wrong. Really going to miss it!


Sarah January 30, 2013 at 5:00 am

It still amazes me some of the garbage that is on TV and anything new or different gets cancelled. Seinfeld had terrible ratings till season three. Difference? Networks. Stupid move


Anonymous January 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Actually when Seinfeild whent off the air it was number one. The only other show to end at number one was I Love Lucy on April 1st 1960


Mhor February 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

When it went off the air in Season 9.

Sarah actually stated she was talking about Season 1-3.

It seems in Season 3 it was only about #42, didn’t hit #1 until Season 6.


DMex January 30, 2013 at 4:54 am


I loved this show so much.


Jason January 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm

So they cancelled Last Resort one of the best shows on TV since Jericho and Heroes because of the female demographic. Now this show which is heavily female demographic (and the wife and I watched it as it was quirky, edgy, and funny) is cancelled because of low ratings? DISNEY/ABC please GTFO of here with your stupidity. You make more than enough money to leave good/great shows on. That is why no one respects you. That and your stupid reality programming.


Anonymous January 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Bad move, was a great show


Anonymous January 27, 2013 at 10:20 am

Why the fuck did they cancel this?? They should cancel pretty little liars, it got pretty boring after the 2nd season.


Arlene January 27, 2013 at 2:11 am

Bad move ABC. Cute show, edgy,great characters,funny. James toung-in-cheek great.
Making room for Happy Endings? Please. If they only asked US. It’s all about placement of the show. Bummer.


Narwahl January 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm

This was a very odd show for me probably why I never watched too much of it… that and it definitely is more fit for the female demographic. Wonder what ABC will roll out next.


Taylar January 25, 2013 at 5:31 am

sucks that its getting cancelled….it was awesome….the whole two nights a week thing kinda killed it…some episodes seemed backwards…one second mark would be with his girlfriend and then the next episode he was broken up with her and into june then that sunday hed be back with his girlfriend and Van Der Beek would be just getting an audition for dancing with the stars that messed it up a lot…but chloes unapologetic nature was awesome..they should have continued on with the guy she conned who conned her back and then van der beek should have had a love interest and maybe a few more cameos by old cast members and not just busy “awesome as hell on cougar town laurie what what” phillips. Or a few more child actors like mark paul gosselaar….with his cameo which was nice but shouldve put more emphasis on van der beek. I mean how many times do you have an actor playing a fictionalized version of themselves….you have a lot more freedom because well they know their characters backstory….june was a little to goody two shoes even though i still loved her….they should have played up the weird neighbor (girl) and the perv (guy) up a little more and luther come on he was classic…he was just fantastic every other line was just amazing….hilarious….if they ever do a revival or anything think about it


Michael Morris January 25, 2013 at 1:16 am

Yes, very strange, this is one of the shows i actually loved to watch. Could not wait for the next episode. Me and several of my coworkers absolutely loved this show, AND IT IS CANCELLED? Can this show be put on hulu? Please do not go away van der beek. cloe and Jan. What do we do now? I think this was one of the best shows i have seen in ages. great adult humor i relate to. Figures. We are eclectic …


Michael Morris January 25, 2013 at 1:14 am

Yes, very strange, this is one of the shows i actually loved to watch. Could not wait for the next episode. Me and several of my coworkers absolutely loved this show, AND IT IS CANCELLED? Can this show be put on hulu? Please do not go away van der beek. cloe and Jan. What do we do now? I think this was one of t0eh best shows i have seen in ages. Figures. We are eclectic …


JLK January 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm
JLK January 24, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Bring back “…Apartment 23″ please.


Me January 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

terrible decision ABC


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