Those looking for the next new episode of what's left of 666 Park Avenue early next month might be surprised to find two back-to-back comedies in place of the supernatural drama that usually airs after Revenge. ABC's plan was to air what was left of the produced episodes of 666 Park Avenue, after which the series would not be returning with future episodes, however it looks like the drama will be pulled from the schedule until the summer.
ABC announced today that they're planning to air new episodes of Happy Endings and Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23 on Sunday, January 6. That's a shift for both shows, which normally air on Tuesday nights. Here's the description for Happy Endings' "Fowl Play/Date," which airs two weeks from Sunday at 10:00 p.m..
"Fowl Play/Date" - After Brad and Penny accidentally break Alex's beloved childhood memento, they try to glue it back together. But they go from just being clumsy to "birderers" after Tyler, Alex's racist parrot, keels over and dies from the glue fumes. Can they cover up the crime before Alex returns from her Rom-Com Com? Meanwhile, Jane and Dave try a little too hard to find a match for Max, on Happy Endings, SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:01-10:31 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Immediately afterward, Don't Trust the B's "Paris…" airs. The episode title actually references a person, rather than a place, and involves June's new job at Harken Financial.
"Paris..." - June is nervous and excited about starting at Harken Financial. Things go surprisingly well, and she even meets an incredibly nice co-worker, Fox Paris. Chloe warns June, though, that she shouldn't be so trusting and that Fox is probably just keeping her enemies close. Meanwhile, Mark looks to James for help in expressing his newfound feelings for June, on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:31-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
According to THR, both comedies will air on Sunday nights again on January 13 and January 20. Interestingly enough, ABC's not actually moving Happy Endings or Don't Trust the B off of their usual Tuesday night spots, which means both series will be airing twice a week for at least a few weeks in January. Perhaps the Revenge lead-in on Sunday nights will help bring some attention to the comedies, and hopefully fans will catch wind of this schedule change/addition between now and the shows' returns next month so they aren't missing every other new episode.
As for 666 Park Avenue, ABC is planning to burn off the remaining episodes of the series next summer, by which point I'm thinking most of its remaining loyal viewers will have already mourned its loss. Then again, perhaps those who are hoping for whatever closure those final few episodes offer will keep an eye out for them when they eventually air.