'Happy Endings' to get double duty
The ratings-starved sophomore comedy has been yanked from ABC’s sked. It’s unlikely that the sitcom’s remaining eight episodes will run any time soon.
Also Tuesday, TBS confirmed it has canceled dramedy “The Wedding Band,” which just wrapped its 10-episode run on the cabler last week.
“Trust” averaged 3.7 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating/4 share in the 18-49 demo across 11 episodes in its Tuesday 9:30 p.m. slot.
Skein got off to a good start in midseason last year behind “Modern Family” but struggled to recapture its groove this season paired with “Happy Endings.” While they started their season on Tuesdays at 9-10 p.m., ABC gave them a shot at the Sunday 10 p.m. slot vacated by short-lived frosh drama “666 Park Avenue,” but the move didn’t help the audience turnout for either show.
ABC will begin double-pumping episodes of “Happy Endings” in the Tuesday 9-10 p.m. hour starting next week.
“Trust” star James Van Der Beek took to Twitter to share the cancellation news on Tuesday but showed no ill will toward the network.
“You’ve got to give ABC props for ever picking us up in the first place,” he tweeted. “They took a shot at something original and edgy. I respect them for it.”
“Wedding Band” hailed from FremantleMedia North America and Tollin Prods.