By James Hibberd
Updated January 22, 2013 at 09:25 PM EST

ABC is pulling comedy series Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23.

The low-rated Tuesday night series is being removed from the network’s primetime schedule. There’s eight episodes left in the can (13 were ordered and shot this season; plus six were leftover from last season). The network hasn’t decided when/if they’re going to see daylight. The network will air two episodes of the similarly struggling Happy Endings instead.

Now, it should be noted here that an ABC rep says the comedy is not cancelled. But as Apt. 23 co-star James Van Der Beek points out on Twitter, when a struggling show gets unexpectedly yanked from the schedule and its remaining episodes don’t have a return date … “Translation: We’ve basically been cancelled.” And when has The Beek ever lied to you? While ABC has been in c-word denial lately. Pan-Am, Last Resort, 666 … all were cancelled. Yet none were “cancelled.”

Bottom line: Apt. 23 could end up back on the air filling a time slot at some point, perhaps in the summer. The network will probably want to put those remaining episodes to use. But will it ever go back into production on additional episodes? Hmm, don’t trust the net that’s ABC…

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