James Van Der Beek just sent this e-mail to fans of "Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23":
Sad to say ABC has pulled Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 and will not be airing the 8 remaining episodes any time soon. Translation: we’ve basically been cancelled. I know most of you watched us on your own time schedule & that the competitive network scheduling game is irrelevant to you... But network TV is a business dictated by Nielson ratings. And while that’s an antiquated business model, it’s the only one they’ve got. For now. My sincerest thanks to all who tuned in. I hope you had as much fun watching as we did making it. I can’t imagine a more fun work environment with better people. But onto the next! 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.Ironically, I just tried to watch this and "Happy Endings" the other day for the first time and found them both to be unbearable. I thought perhaps that after years of not watching sitcoms, something about the back-and-forth zingers just don't work for me anymore. But then I remembered that I have watched "Hot in Cleveland" and came to the conclusion that the problem is just that these two ABC shows suck.