ABC Boss Weighs In on Happy Endings' Future, Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D., Scandal and More

blog_spoiler_1.10.13ABC entertainment president Paul Lee kicked off the network’s portion of the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena Thursday by declaring, “We have a lot to shout about, and we also have a lot to do.”

Falling under the “lot to do” part of that statement :

* The lackluster ratings for the all-star edition of Dancing With the Stars. “Turns out people want to see bad dancing as much as they want to see good dancing,” Lee deduced, later adding, “We still intend to keep it going twice a year. It’s still a big, broad crowd-pleaser. We think there’s a lot of life left in it.”

* The continued ratings woes of Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. “We love those two shows,” he maintained. “They are watercooler shows. They are really well-written. We think they have a chance to grow [on Tuesday]” — ergo the decision to also air new episodes on Sunday nights “to raise sampling.” “We haven’t made any decisions [about next season],” he said, “but I can tell you these are shows that we love.”

* On the demise of freshman thriller Last Resort, “We had a very passionate male audience. We did not connect with women.” Meanwhile, the failure of 666 Park Avenue “was a surprise to us,” he acknowledged, “because it tracked so well early on in awareness and in intent-to-view.”

Falling under the “a lot to shout about” part of that statement:

* Lee was bullish about Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming Oscar hosting stint. “He wants to be there,” Lee noted. “And I think he’s going to bring a lot of that energy to [the show]. And with the movies [that are nominated], I’m sensing we’re going to have a very entertaining Oscars.”

* Shonda Rhimes’ sophomore smash Scandal is “just rocking and rolling,” Lee enthused. “Shonda is passionate about this show. It’s a huge credit to her that it’s so different from Grey’s.”

* Lee touted Revenge‘s ratings performance but conceded that the Avengers_Coulsonstorytelling got a bit too “big” in Season 2. “I know [series creator] Mike Kelley is excited about focusing on our lead characters and their emotional journey.”

* Lee revealed that the pilot for Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. has been fast-tracked and thus will be ready for review “a lot earlier than others.” He hailed the script as “great” with “a lot of funny male/female relationships” as well as “a lot of action,” and feels it could be a highly co-viewed show (that is, watched by parents with their kids) in the vein of Once Upon a Time. Elaborating on his go-to quote that the comic books-inspired pilot is “very Joss,” he said: “You know how Joss is so high/low? How he’s able to be intense and epic and suddenly funny/silly? He’s got that ability to be super-entertaining.” Lee said that if ordered to series (“Joss is very engaged and already working on scripts”), S.H.I.E.L.D. could air almost anywhere, in any time slot. “Marvel has the ability to bring the whole family.”

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  1. Rachael says:

    Any mention of Castle….at all?

  2. jessiesk says:

    I love happy endings and the b, very funny writing and I love the characters, Give them a chance people!

  3. I’d just like to say I’m a woman and I actually really LOVE Last Resort, and was heartbroken about it’s cancellation, as were a few of my friends, so it did connect with some of us.

    • Katherine215 says:

      Same here! Though I thought they were targeting men more than women, so his comment confuses me a bit.

      • nick1372 says:

        ABC has always targeted women in its shows. It’s biggest successes are all heavily targeted toward women: Dancing With the Stars, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, The Middle, Modern Family.

      • Amiee says:

        Have you seen the male actors cast in this show? Yeah, they were targeting women.

    • kirads09 says:

      Ditto. I really feel Last Resort deserved more of a chance.

    • Bella says:

      Me, too. I think they pulled the trigger on that one too soon. I think it might have done better if they’d given it a later time slot.

    • Angel says:

      I, too, am a woman and I love Last Resort. I can’t believe it was cancelled.

    • ben says:

      Plus, what a lame reason. There are plenty of shows on air where the demographic is definitely slanted towards one gender or the other.

      • Yes but they only keep those shows when they also pull in good ratings and I have to believe male-skewing shows are desired on more male-skewing networks such as CBS and FOX. ABC has branded itself sort of as “television for women” with Revenge, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Private Practice, Once Upon a Time, 666 Park Avenue, Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, Body of Proof, Don’t Trust the B and Subergatory all targeting more women than men.

    • Sara says:

      Yeah, I am very confused by the comment that it didn’t hit with women. With the exception of one of my male friends, everyone I know who watched the show was a woman. I don’t think they did the research on that one very well. It deserved a better chance than it got.

      • Alex says:

        Let me get this straight: you are one person who has done NO legitimate research into the situation, yet you think you know more about Last Resort’s viewership than the network that airs it and sinks millions into audience research every year? COME ON, you must be a troll!

    • Amy says:

      Chiming in as another woman who really enjoyed this show! I agree with the others who suggested they cancelled this too soon, and I also agree that 8:00 pm probably wasn’t the best time slot for this.

      • Gwen says:

        Agreed. I’m a woman, and my husband and I both enjoyed the show very much. It was the time slot that was the problem, not the “targeted” audience or the “passionate” male fan base. I’m just happy that the producers and writers had enough advance notice of cancellation to end the season with some resolution instead of yet another cliff-hanger.

    • Dizzle says:

      I love Last Resort too, but sadly I don’t think enough people watched it period, male or female. It’s either been beaten by or drawn level with Vampire Diaries on The CW for most of its airings. Not a great sign for a Big Three show unfortunately :(

    • Chicago Dan says:

      ABC’s is so heavily skewed towards women, that a show like LR had no chance – esp as lead-in to GA. If LR had been on CBS or FOX, it might have gotten a real shot. A perfect example is FlashForward – it was a more male-focused show, then ABC told them to focus more on the hospital drama – aka lead-in to GA, which chased EVERYONE away.

      • Ezra A says:

        This was the same thought in my head (CBS or FOX) while I was reading some of the posts. Even a TNT or USA would have had a decent shot at making it a success because of lower number expectations. Unlike me, a lot of guys are channel flippers that don’t follow too many series, unless significant others and/or kids do. ABC has a lot of success with shows geared towards the ladies and the “fallout” from that is that a lot of guys don’t give their stuff a chance. The last show that really grabbed guys on that network was “Lost” and that was a while ago.

    • mia says:

      Same here! I’m a woman and it was my mom and myself that were really into Last Resort.
      I don’t think they even tried to market it to “women”. I think they just hoped enough men would tune in to makeup for it. They probably didn’t even think about how they’d market this show to women.
      But I liked it.

    • Phamster says:

      Yep, same here. I loved the bravura of Andre Braugher and the eye candiness of Scott Speedman, mixed with some nifty conspiracy plots.

  4. Margie Rife says:

    What are they talking about? I LOVE Last Resort and I am a middle aged woman. It’s a well written show. I am a huge fan of Scott Speedman and that is why I watch the show. It makes me so angry they promote these shows like crazy before they start airing and then get you hooked on them and then they cancel them.

    • Sue says:

      I agree. I’m a woman who’s a Last Resort fan. The quick cancellation of new shows makes me hesitant to watch them. Maybe the networks need to film a new show as a miniseries. Give it a chance and see if it takes off. If it doesn’t, at least the show’s fans would have a full albeit short story with a beginning, middle, and end. If it does, they could take the show farther with new plots.

  5. Sal F says:

    Love Happy Endings and the the B in Apt 23. Putting them on Sunday night at 10 is probably not the best time to boost their ratings..I hope that ABC gives both a chance to improve as they are so well written and funny and better than some of their other comedies…..

  6. Steven says:

    I’m so nervous for Happy Endings I can take or leave Don’t Trust the B, but I absolutely love Happy Endings. I feel like it would be a good fit with Cougar Town on TBS.

  7. Joe says:

    Please don’t kill the b in apt 23 or happy endings, they are the only shows that make me laugh out loud ( you don’t have to think through them ) and sometimes that’s is a good thing

  8. Kiki says:

    Count me in as another woman who watched and loved Last Resort.

    • Eliza says:

      Me too. I was so disappointed when I learned that it was cancelled. It was a smart, well-acted show with a great cast that was cancelled too soon – just like “Awake”.

  9. Adam says:

    Is it surprising that Last Resort had a largely male audience? I do know many women who were watching the show and enjoying it, but between the show’s plot and its marketing, it appeared to be targeting men as its demo in the first place.

    It’s good news about Happy Endings and B— in 23, but I’m always skeptical about what the executives say until there’s a pick up. NBC has said they love Community after each time they’ve jerked it around.

    Good news about S.H.I.E.L.D. too – although comparing it to Once Upon a Time as a family show isn’t the best comparision for me. To me, OUAT’s greatest weakness is that it toes the line of being family-friendly with silly camp and letting itself get dark or edgy with serious melodrama, unsure of what type of program it wants to be. Hopefully SHIELD won’t have the same issue in Whedon’s hands.

    • Russ says:

      Yeah the OUAT comparison wasn’t to great. What I think they are trying to says is that it has the Joss-ness to it. It doesn’t alienate its audience to one demographic, anyone can enjoy it.
      I pray that it gets picked up, I need another Whedonverse show on tv.

  10. Joe says:

    Also good to see that there going to get revenge back on track

  11. intelliwoman says:

    Where is the Castle love? I just recently discovered the show and love it. Scandal….I really despise the arrogant bad actress Kerry washington so dont watch anymore

    • Shera du Sud de la France says:

      I totally agree

    • Antonette Russell says:

      What are you talking about “arrogant bad actress Kerry Washington”? Are you for real? She is a brilliant actress who is not just an airhead pretty face who just can memorize a few line but is actually educated, articulate, well round, well read fully adjusted human being. This woman is so good of an actress she makes the other actors around her better hence the Oscar noms and wins for her costars in movies she has been in. She has not gotten enough recognition for how good she really is as an actress

      Dont hate and be a crab in a barrel tearing another person down. She is amazing in Scandal why do you think the audience for that show has been growing in leaps and bounds? Its okay the dislike the show to each his/her own but to all the woman arrogant because she is strong and confident, come again

      • Ana says:

        Actually, her name alone did nothing to bring an audience to the show. While I agree that she’s very well educated and articulate, she does seem to be driven by a specific agenda which is what turns me off about her. And she overacts a lot of the time which is not appealing at all. Scandal is growing because it is a fantastic, exceptionally written and conceptualized show.

        • Antonette Russell says:

          You under estimate her value. I for one would not have paid attention to the show initially had she not been linked with it. I know a lot of other people feel the same way. That woman can translate emotions better than the great Meryl Streep with just a look on her face. Explain to me how she “over reacts” or what type of agenda is she pushing? If you are referencing her political agenda, she is a democrat but that has nothing to do with the roles she play. She is an actress. She doesn’t write the lines she delivers them. I am an independent but I who finds most democrats spineless and most republicans hypocrits but I don’t judge all of them I give people the benefit of the doubt and let them either prove my assumptions true or false. Neither of us know her personally but I doubt she is arrogant in the sense you meant. In this day and age if she was that it would be common knowledge by now nothing is secret in Hollywood these days. This woman has probably had to claw her way to where she is to reach as far as she had in Hollywood as role don’t come around often for women like her. It took almost 40 years for someone like her to get a lead role in a network series and she is doing the opportunity justice.

          40 years that’s 1 year less that I have been alive. Women of all persuasion should be applauding and encouraging her to keep going and do well as a door open for her will lead to more doors open for other women of all races and ethnicities.

          I know you don’t agree but her potrayal of Olivia Pope is so authentic I cannot imagine anyone else in that role its very nuanced. In addition, her chemistry with Tony Goldwyn and Jeff Perry and Guillermo Diaz and Columbus Short and Bellany Young and Josh Malina and all the other actors on the show is so believable. Its amazing you can’t see that. But its your right to have your opinion. I am glad you like everything else about the show that’s something at least. Hopefully the Olivia character will grow on you over time.

          • Ana says:

            Kerry Washington as Olivia, overacts, in my opinion. Sometimes her facial expressions are so exaggerated as to be comical. But that is just my opinion. I still watch and enjoy the show immensely. And eagerly recommend it to everyone.

          • Ana says:

            Perhaps I should be more specific. First of all, I did not call her arrogant. That distinction falls on someone else. I do not think she is. Quite the contrary, she comes across as someone who is very sincere and humble. Second, regardless of my opinion of her performance, I still watch the show and applaud her for her tenacity and ground-breaking efforts. But if you have seen Judy Smith, the original ‘Olivia Pope’, you can see they are nothing alike. Just by her demeanor, you can see that Mrs. Smith is a strong, fearless, well-guarded individual. She is focused and takes command of any stage. She’s, in short, a force of nature. Ms. Washington has chosen to portray Olivia as a deeply vulnerable and emotional person whose flaws often become her weaknesses. That’s not to say that this interpretation is incorrect. Both Kerry and Shonda possess the artistic license and creativity to take the character in a completely different direction. However, I would say it is not entirely accurate to say that her portrayal is ‘authentic’. And as a woman, and a minority, I do applaud and encourage her efforts as an actress and entrepreneur in a cutthroat business, wholeheartedly. And I understand that it may seem paradoxical, but I have no problem supporting her artistic efforts while still entertaining reservations about her performance.

        • tp says:

          Her name is what drew me and most of my friends to this show. I don’t know why you think her name wouldn’t draw people but I don’t know you so I won’t make assumptions. There have been plenty of shows that are exceptionally written and conceptualized that tanked because of the actors. She and the other actors pull this show to next level. Her chemistry with everyone is off the charts. I’ve seen her in interviews and never noticed an agenda so I can’t speak on that.

        • Liv and let Liv... says:

          I can understand how one might be jealous of us… Olivia (created by Mr. William Shakespeare) is the 4th most popular name in the US and growing. Ana on the other hand, not so much at 238th. Well done, Scandal. You make us proud…

        • jamesisagirlsname says:

          If I hear the phrase, “educated & articulate” one more time in reference to an african american person, I’ll scream!! It’s so patronizingly gross. Like you’re so shocked by it. Yuck! Would you ever say, “Bones is so articulate! She’s very well-educated…” Can you ever feel yourself flinching at Kate Beckett’s accent on Castle?? (Sigh…) Grow up. Get out. Read a book.

          • Ana says:

            I don’t suppose your response was meant for me since I did not originate the phrase. I was merely responding to the previous poster. And since you know absolutely nothing about me and are flinging ignorant, baseless accusations hoping that something will stick, I will just refrain from addressing the rest…

    • Amiee says:

      Are you saying the actress is arrogant or the character. There is a difference you know.

  12. rikes says:

    Its not that hard to understand. Last Resort appealed to men more than women in whole. Nothing wrong with that

    • HitTheGroundRunningWonderlandHaleyOhMy says:

      I read that CW was upset because season 1 Nikita was drawing male viewers! Come on already.

      Anyway a shame about Last Resort. I didn’t get to start watching most of it thanks to the hurricane, by the time I did, it was cancelled. Hopefully H.E. will survive. (and Nikita on CW, don’t cancel that before syndication, come on!).

      • HitTheGroundRunningWonderlandHaleyOhMy says:

        Still wish Terminator hadn’t been cancelled. Man they had so much amazing stuff planned for S3. Criminal to not let it at least get a S3. But writer’s strike and then putting it directly against MNF (and then wondering why high DVR ratings for it and low live views??? duh) and then putting it on Friday night, wow thank for the chance Mr. FOX. Anyway this is abotu ABC so I guess I’m getting off track here.

      • Mikael says:

        I think that’s because the CW was run by Dawn Ostroff at the time, who wanted every show on the network to be like Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries and she moved Supernatural to Fridays to kill it (which didn’t work). The new guy in charge, Pedowitz, is trying to get the network to attract both females and males, hence Arrow and moving Supernatural out of Friday. I wish Nikita would get moved to Tuesdays, but as long as they don’t cancel it, I’m good.

        • HitTheGroundRunningWonderlandHaleyOhMy says:

          Anyway sounds like a smart move by the new guy. I know that females do tend to be an easier draw to TV these days, even moreso to view during original broadcast, so I understand it all to a point, but writing off guys entirely doesn’t seem the best way to keep your station afloat all the same. The stuff I read about how the station heads were so upset over getting a strong male draw for Nikita’s first season because they wanted an all girls zone and it was messing things up, come on. And look at Arrow. He gave it a shot and I believe that it just happens to be getting some of their best ratings of all.

          Even shows that were reasonably watchable for most guys they always tried to push in such girly ways I think they drove many potential audience members away. Veronica Mars was pretty good (and heck, I believe Steven King of all people said something along the lines of it was his favorite show ever) but they packed it in so many Aeriee Girls or whatever promos and stuff, didn’t even look at it until at least half way into the second season and I know some who refused to ever give it a look but I know they’d would’ve gone for it if they had given it a shot.

          Anyway, yeah, I just hope Nikita comes back. It’d be nice to see it rescued from Friday (unless they are willing to let it live with Friday ratings, in which case, I suppose let sleeping dogs lie and let it stay if they are fine with it going along like that, just so long as it doesn’t get it cancelled, that would suck and wouldn’t seem fair.)

  13. jsterling93 says:

    32 year old woman here who hasn’t missed a single episode of Last Resort. I started watching it and then my husband joined.

  14. Patricia D says:

    I’m so mad that 666 Park Avenue got cancelled. Such an awesome show. Nothing about Castle?? And what about the dumbest show ever Wipeout. Why is that show still on ABC????????

  15. abbyjo says:

    Count me in as another woman who hasn’t missed a minute of Last Resort! So sad that they pulled the cord on it so early – they never gave it a chance to find an audience, and while I’m thankful they’re airing the entire season, it’s no surprise it’s ratings haven’t gained – no one wants to jump in mid-season on a show they know isn’t continuing. :(

  16. ShieldMe says:

    After cancelling Better of Ted, I have not and will never watch a comedy from this net. S.H.I.E.L.D is gonna beast considering Joss W is very much involved.

  17. nicole says:

    My husband and I always watch Last Resort together and I really enjoyed it. My mother loves it, too- so, whatever. As for S.H.I.E.L.D., you had me at Joss. I can only assume they didn’t mention Castle because there is no need to comment on perfection.

  18. Lilys87 says:

    S.H.I.E.L.D ans Castle would be awesome together the same night :)

  19. Brian says:

    I have a feeling S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to do VERY VERY well for ABC…

  20. Alex says:

    Since he said that S.H.I.E.L.D. could air in any time slot, I have a feeling it might finally be the solution to ABC’s perpetual “Thursdays at 8” woes…

  21. Charlie says:

    i do enjoy Happy Endings+Don’t Trust The B but i really cant believe that these two will come back,It’s ABC for god sakes! who knows tho…hopefully they do love both shows and bring them back for next season.

    they shouldn’t of moved them either,should of stayed in the old time slot…

    • Ezra A says:

      I like them both a lot too. Happy Endings has a better shot at getting renewed because it’s close to having enough episodes to be sold into syndication for big $$$. I hope that they both come back though.

  22. RUCookie says:

    So very excited for the S.H.I.E.L.D.! Let’s hope they let a Joss show marinate more than Fox did with their 2. I agree with the sentiments of others when they say, “Where is the Castle love?” Seriously, this is a fun show. It preforms and generate buzz. Get behind it already. Count me among the women that loved Last Resort… where is my Neilson box so my tv habits matter? As for the comedies, I am an oddity… I love Don’t Trust the B but have cancelled my DVR and viewing appointment with Happy Endings – it annoyed me to no end.

  23. Paul says:

    I’m guessing S.H.I.E.L.D. will get picked up. The question is where does it go on the schedule? Best bets: 9:00 on Sundays right after Once Upon A Time, and then Revenge could follow or get moved back to Wednesdays at 10. Of course, ABC has been dying for something at 8:00 on Thursdays. With Grey’s and Scandal on Thursday nights, SHIELD could draw a chunk of Big Bang Theory viewers and give ABC wins on Thursday nights. The other possibility would be 9:00 on Tuesdays since APT 23 and Happy endings aren’t working there. Honestly, I would go for Thursdays at 8.

  24. martina says:

    Unpopular opinion here, but I really hated Last Resort.

  25. cuius says:

    ” Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming Oscar hosting stint.”

    Very good with the nominations today – much better than the normal dirge

  26. I have a feeling S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on Sunday nights either before Once so pushing Once to 9/8pm & Revenge to 10/9 PM or After Once and pushing Revenge to air at 10/9 PM. I doubt they will air SHIELD on Thursday at 8/7 PM only becuase thats thier death time and they are investing alot into this show.

    I am happy to see Paul Lee had nothing bad to say about Revenge only that they are fixing it back to focus on the leads, so I hope that means a season 3.

    Also glad to see that he likes Scandal, so I’m guessing a season 3 for it as well.

    I’m not a big fan of Nashville, but I would have liked him to say something about it.

    • Dizzle says:

      There is no chance ABC will put either family show (SHIELD or Once Upon A Time) any later than 8pm. It’s pretty obvious it’ll end up on either Tuesday or Thursday at 8pm, and this will depend on what works in those timeslots midseason (if anything).

  27. Erin says:

    I really hope he’s right about S.H.I.E.L.D. I’m sure my kids (young superhero-loving boys) will absolutely want to watch it, and as long as the plotlines don’t get too confusing for them, I look forward to a show the whole family can sit down and watch together. There really isn’t much of that right now. When I was a kid there were so many family-friendly sitcoms that we all loved. I don’t require sitcoms (though it’d be nice); anything we all can get into would be awesome!

  28. Ana says:

    Mr Lee is in denial about DWTS. Twice a year is overkill and the ratings prove it. And as much as I love Happy Endings it is not that funny. I just love the characters, especially Alex and Penny. The B is possibly one of the worst shows ever. And again, the ratings show it. And you can’t have a male-skewing show on thursdays at 8 going up against TBBT which is the biggest monster on TV right now.

  29. Joe says:

    Take Crappy Endings but leave The B alone.

  30. mia says:

    I hope SHIELD isn’t too family friendly. I enjoy OUAT, but I do lament the many darker, more interesting places the show could go. It doesn’t need to be all sexed up and violent, just more mature.
    So I hope SHIELD is Joss and not ABC wanting a OUAT clone. Less wholesome, more real.

  31. mia says:

    Does anyone really believe that SHIELD won’t get picked up? “If” hahah.

  32. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I find it very curious Seth is hosting the Oscars. I have heard before he hates performing live and gets incredibly nervous and claims he has to be drunk to do it. So I think it’s interesting he took the gig. I’m sure he’ll do fine though.
    I am getting really frustrated with the year’s awards season. I can’t get a handle in what direction it’s going, because between the DGA, the BAFTAs, the Oscars, and the CCA, there is some pretty crazy sh*t going on in some of the categories…particularly the directors’ category. First Les Mis was supposed to sweep, and then Zero Dark Thirty was supposed to sweep, and now Lincoln is supposed to sweep, but yet failed to do so tonight at the CCA. The movie that wins the CCA is supposed to go on to win at the Oscars, but I doubt Argo is going to pull off a best picture win without a nomination for Ben Affleck in the directors’ category. Ditto on Zero Dark Thirty and ditto on Les Mis. (But Les Mis kind of sucked anyway.) Silver Linings Playbook got the best ensemble award tonight, and that’s supposed to be a sign of who’s going to win at the Oscars as well, but it probably can’t win because it’s a comedy. They do like their dramas. Spielberg didn’t get a BAFTA nomination, and usually the BAFTA and Oscar wins overlap. So the only director to simultaneously get a Golden Globe, a DGA, a CCA, and an Oscar nod was Ang Lee. Which could put Life of Pi as our Oscar winner? I hope not. I didn’t care for it. I don’t like choose your own adventure endings. The tiger was a metaphor…please, that’s so stupid. This years’ Oscars is going to have some crazy surprise wins. The Golden Globes could easily be a bit of a shocker too.

    • Chris says:

      Ang Lee didn’t even come close to writing Life of Pi, or the ending that you have described.

    • Dizzle says:

      Life Of Pi is an adaptation… Ang Lee was not responsible for the framing device or the ending, he translated what was on the page, and visually I thought it was stunning.

  33. Nick says:

    My general rule of thumb about sitcoms is that the smarter and quirkier they are, the more likely they are to get cancelled. Seems like most TV watchers are morons so we get crap like 10 seasons of 2 and a half Men while good shows get canned. Here’s hoping ABC gives Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B a chance but the Sunday night time slot is barely a step above moving it to Friday or Saturday. Sounds more like they’re burning off episodes than trying to broaden the audience.

  34. Mikael says:

    I can see ABC having a Sunday lineup of Once at 8, SHIELD at 9, and then Revenge at 10. Killer night! And I’m glad that ABC “appears” to have faith in Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B, because I’m a fan of both shows. Happy Endings is hilarious, and The B is starting to find itself. I think they realized how hilarious James Van Der Beek is and are focusing more on him. And Krysten Ritter is hilarious- they shouldn’t try to make her nice. They should make the character June more like her!

  35. S says:

    I have not enjoyed the third season of Happy Endings. I actually stopped watching it because I found that the characters had become annoying, whereas before they had been likeable. I don’t know if there was a change in the cadence of the speech or what but there has been a shift since season 1. I will fully admit that I hate listening to Penny talk.
    Don’t Trust the B just became a casualty of timing and a few poorly written episodes. Everything that made the first episodes funny went away for a bit and when that happened, I found something else.
    I wish in some ways that Wayans Jr. had stayed on New Girl. I think he would have made that show over the top.

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