January 23rd, 2013
11:30 AM ET
Will the b-- be back?
To be sure, it wasn't exactly a surprise when it was announced on Tuesday that ABC was pulling "Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23" from their schedule (the network won't use the "canceled" word).
The writing seemed to be on the wall when the show was recently taken out of the Sunday lineup along with "Happy Endings" due to abysmal ratings.
Still, the reaction on social media was pretty intense when James Van Der Beek confirmed the worst, adding, "And please, no bashing ABC. While I’m sure no one there will tell you they think they nailed it when it came to programming us this year, you’ve got to give them props for ever picking us up in the first place. They tried for something new and edgy, and I respect them for it."
Jennifer Ray praised the fact that it was "so out of the Box and not a cookie cutter show," and Craig Collin tweeted, "Hopefully now we get to flash back one week to learn how #Apt23 getting cancelled was all part of Chloe's master plan to save #Apt23."
Over on BuzzFeed, they've listed nine solid reasons why the show should be saved, including the reason that "there's no other character like Chloe on TV."
One fan immediately created a Facebook page, "Save Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23," which quickly surpassed 1000 likes on Tuesday. The page also received the endorsement of Van Der Beek and the "B--" herself, Krysten Ritter.
The hope seems to be that ABC might still save it in time for the May upfronts. It's certainly not unheard of, with shows like "Rules of Engagement" and "Breaking In" getting renewals after the last minute in recent years.
Another scenario fans might pull for would be to see Fox - whose "Ben and Kate" and "The Mindy Project" have thus far fallen short of expectations - pick up the show next season. (Fox's 20th Television produces "Don't Trust The B--.")
In the meantime, members of the cast have said their goodbyes, in case this really is goodbye. "Beyond grateful for two seasons to be proud of on #Apt23," tweeted Dreama Walker, a.k.a. "June." "Thanks for all of your love and support."
Michael Blaiklock, whose pervert in the building next door spent most of his time behind a window, tweeted that he "Couldn't have asked to work with a greater bunch."
But it's Ray Ford's Luther ("Van Der Beek's" assistant on the show) whose one-liners we may miss most of all. Ford tweeted, "#apt23 had two seasons of fun and now onward! I will miss the hell out of this cast though."
Do you hope the show will come back (along with the eight un-aired episodes)? Would you like to see that "Dawson's Creek" reunion finally happen (Joshua Jackson recently told CNN he was on board with the idea)? Let us know on video, or in the comments.
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