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A Friday schedule can be difficult to break into because there are plenty of veteran series running on the same night, including the likes of Shark Tank and Blue Bloods, and since people are often watching less TV, they choose the shows they know, first. For Happy Endings both of these issues and more were a huge problem in the show’s first foray into Friday’s schedule, and the numbers aren’t spelling good things for the series.
The clip above is mostly a normal preview, honing in on the super strange characters that make Happy Endings a watchable and even enjoyable comedy. However, the angle that ABC is taking in the clip is extremely bizarre and it seems highly likely to backfire. Next week’s Happy Endings preview is asking fans to save the show.
ABC’s Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 has basically been cancelled by the network, as well as pulled from the Tuesday night lineup until further notice. The slow but steady death of the series has been a long time coming due to underwhelming ratings, but it’s a little surprising ABC is pulling the remaining episodes of the series, rather than letting them play out.
Remember that plan ABC had to air two episodes of Happy Endings and Don't Trust The B---- In Apt 23 a week throughout January? The half-hour comedies were set to air new episodes on Sundays, filling the gap left by 666 Park Avenue, and then air new episodes again during their usual time slot on Tuesday nights. After giving it a shot with poor ratings results, it looks like ABC's scrapping that plan.
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.
Abby Elliott is headed to Happy Endings for a special guest starring role. She’ll play Katie, a woman with a love for sports and a pretty hot set of Chicago Bulls tickets, which will put the ABC comedy’s resident gay character and sports lover, Max, in a bit of conundrum. It looks like Max might find it in his heart to romance a female if that deal comes with some sweet basketball tickets.
RuPaul is mostly notable for hosting the hit shows RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag U. However, the popular celebrity personality has also delved into modeling, singing, and most predominantly, acting. His most recent guest spot will have him jumping into a plotline with the close-knit Happy Endings crew for a Season 3 episode.
There’s no genre easier to jump into than the lighthearted comedy. Not only do comedies often rely a little more on laughs than complicated plot outlines or family dynamics, but a half-hour comedy is only a 30-minute investment, and closer to 22, if you have a DVR. Usually, all it takes is one episode to get a viewer hooked on a good comedy, but unfortunately, comedy is largely dependent on taste, and finding one in a viewer’s wheelhouse is generally a little bit of work.
These days, Mark-Paul Gosselaar can be found playing the Bash-end of TNT's legal dramedy Franklin & Bash, but with the show on hiatus and poised to return for a third season, Gosselaar appears to have room in his schedule for a guest appearance or two. That includes a spot in tonight's season premiere of Don't Trust the B---- In Apt. 23, as well as a guest appearance in another one of ABC's Tuesday night comedies.
In anticipation of tonight's Season 3 premiere, the cast of Happy Endings, not to mention a few staff members and special guests, did a live comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on the weekend. And the L.A. improv venue didn't just play host to the event promoting ABC's sitcom but also streamed it for viewers at home via their YouTube channel. If you missed it on Saturday night, watch the full show here.
Last year’s midseason comedy, Don’t Trust The B---- in Apartment 23 is getting an early run on ABC this season. The sort of friendship-driven comedy stars Krysten Ritter as the aforementioned B----, as well as Dreama Walker and James Van Der Beek. The series is gearing up for an October 23 and will be part of a Tuesday lineup that also includes the ensemble comedy Happy Endings. ABC has released new art for the upcoming shows, and the pictures are certainly revealing.
The first season of the show was fun, with a couple of memorable episodes. But in season two Happy Endings really comes into its own, abandoning the focus on how the group dynamic is impacted by Alex and Dave's breakup in favor of a more evenly shared storytelling that opens up the premise to a great range of comedic possibilities from movie-themed scavenger hunts to the tricky terrain of work spouses and the how well-intentioned white lies can so easily spin out of control.
Happy Endings scores a double-win for casting this week. The ABC comedy series has cast the guest starring roles of Jane and Alex's parents, both of whom should be familiar faces to fans of comedy. One starred in Happy Gilmore and another may be best known for her role in Airplane!.
Happy Endings: The Complete Second Season starts out with a honeymoon. It’s a perfect setting for a season opener to really re-introduce us to the characters and their relationships. It won’t be too long before fans can revisit plotlines like these in all their DVD glory. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the The Complete Second Season on DVD on October 2.
Happy Endings is one of the better surviving sitcoms of the last few years. The ABC comedy struggled a bit through two seasons, including an odd out of order experience during the first, but managed to secure a well deserved third because the content appearing on-screen was rarely lacking. On top of the stellar cast driving the series, Happy Endings has also managed to land a string of great guest stars that certainly helped buoy individual episodes ...