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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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James W. March 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Can’t believe ABC trashed #23. Funny, edgy, and I’m 73. Maybe we,ll catch the missing 8 on DVD.,

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Routine March 10, 2013 at 7:51 am

As german viewer, I took notice of this sitcom late, begining of this year. Just getting started into a series that, concerning actuality, cast, script etc, is definately able to measure with other favorites like HIMYM, I am sorely disappointed to hear that it was cancelled after 2 seasons. This sitcom should have been promoted to his target audience, females 18-35, to get responses faster. Put a great work into the wrong context and you’ll not succeed. Feel Sorry for all artist and fans for bad marketing this show. Lets hope for DVD release.

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mokoko March 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Yet again, another brilliant series cancelled for all wrong reasons.
For such a truly great collaboartive artwork to come together (writing, cast, actually being made, & everything else), that alone is rare enough.
This one even had some “marketable” big audience appeal, citing mainstream and pop-culture ALL THE TIME and with every element, the stories the characters the cliches the sceneries etc.
What the hell ABC, what the hell.

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effie March 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

I can’t believe they cancelled DTTBIA23 . I my opinion it was on of the best sitcoms ever , the sense of humor was unbelievable and socking the kind of humor i enjoy…i found my self crying from laughs a lot of times..it was genuine and edgy like real life is i cant believe the fact that the ratings was so low….Why didnt you watch it????I am saying that because i am from Greece and i was watching it online…well i am just hoping that the last 8 episodes will be released in time…pooh!!

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Anne March 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Another good show gone. Don’t trust the B is a good show. More dancing with the stars and stupid shows like that stay on and on……. YAWN!!!!!

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alfred February 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm

the b in apt 23…, very very cool. sad 2 c it go. very original. terrific cast. Ritter was un-believably sexy. hope they release all of the episodes on dvd.

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Saira February 25, 2013 at 7:43 pm

It is TOTALLY OUR FAULT!
Yes.. its only the VIEWERS fault for not watching it on tv, and just downloading it.. its shameful..

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Anonymous February 23, 2013 at 1:50 am

Give Apt 23 a chance ABC!!! You seem to cancel shows that a lot of people like…for instance GCB and Cougar Town. You will never be number 1 if you don’t give shows a chance!!

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Anonymous February 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Networks are so quick to cancel a show before ever really giving it a chance yet they continue to fill the time slots with utterly ridiculous ‘reality tv’ shows. APT 23 is a great show and it’s funny and needs to be put on a better day to get the ratings it truly deserves. And please, please, please air the last shows that they already have. BRING BACK APT 23!!!!!!!!!

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Allie February 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Please reconsider this decision. Change the day it airs or change the time slot. Incredible, witty writing. Excellent acting. James Van Der Beek playing himself is brilliant. If people watched it once, they would be fans. Amp up the advertising and try again. Stations are killing their own shows and not giving them a chance to succeed. Be the one station with the guts to keep a show and try and make it work rather then just cancelling it. Especially if there are eight ready-to-air episodes in the can.

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Philip Atkinson February 12, 2013 at 11:18 am

So sad to see this show go. Many people talk about LOL moments, but this show brought them week in and week out. James’ cutscene DWTS dance sequence, Luther instructing the proper way to hug James, the fake Dawson Creek reunion, June in the wheelchair after making a pass at dad, OMG . . . so disappointed.

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mrcwagner February 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

I am sad to see this show go. I loved the edginess and the dark comedy. Apt23 nailed it every episode. Loved seeing VanDerbeek on TV again playing a fictionalized version of himself – genius. Ritter is extremely talented and honestly I am shocked she hasn’t been snagged for the big screen. Walker is great as well. The show will be missed.

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JJ February 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Very, very sad to hear this hilarious, edgy and completely outside-the-box show has been cancelled. Low ratings mean nothing to me, Apt 23 was outrageously funny and will be missed a lot :’(

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Anonymous February 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

This show gave me hope for the future of television. It’s too bad the rating system is so inaccurate, and television in general is incredibly behind the curve of what people actually like.

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aimee February 4, 2013 at 3:23 am

Cannot believe the show has been cancelled. I would much prefer to watch something a little bit more original than most of the rubbish they put on TV. I thought all the characters were brilliant. They may not have appealed to everyone but thats what you get when you don’t panda to the lowest common denominator. I really hope that the true fans get to see the last few episodes or that a TV station with a bit more class and originality picks it up.

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