Thereís 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 viewerís 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 yearís midseason comedy, Donít 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. Itís a perfect setting for a season opener to really re-introduce us to the characters and their relationships. It wonít 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 ...
Harris is set for the second episode of the ABC comedy's third season, where she will play a real estate agent. Yes, this means Dave and Alex have decided to buy a house together and take their relationship to the next level. That is, as long as Harrisí character can find a way to give the couple exactly what they are looking for.
ABC has posted their 2012-2013 Primetime schedule, and as you'll notice, a few returning shows have been shifted around to make room for some of the promising looking newcomers. From what we can tell, it looks like the network has made some good calls with regards to the scheduling adjustments. This includes moving Revenge to Sunday nights, and shifting a couple of returning comedies to Tuesdays.
There seems to be no shortage of good news coming from the networks this week, in anticipation of the upcoming upfront presentations set to take place in a matter of days. Last night word came in that Community will be back for Season 4. And just moments ago we shared the news that Parks and Recreation and Up All Night have also been renewed. On the ABC front, there's been good news for a number of scripted shows, including comedies Modern Family and Suburgatory and The Middle, but what about Happy Endings?
The final episode of the second season of ABCís underrated comedy series Happy Endings is set to air this Monday night. Graced with a title that is both long and sort of an equation, ďFour Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral)Ē will have the gang of friends attending a wedding.
My steadily growing love for ABCís Happy Endings is very near a point at which the show could probably air an episode wherein Elisha Cuthbert's character Alex did nothing but sit in the background chowing on ribs the entire time and Iíd be pleased as punch to watch. But tell me that a former Beverly Hills, 90210 actor is set to guest star in the finale, and Iím already falling in love with the show all over again just thinking about it.
GLAAD has announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual Film/TV Awards, and the network at the top of the heap might come as something of a surprise. In spite of the critically panned and denounced by GLAAD itself for the very short-lived sitcom about cross dressing, Work It, ABC leads the pack for nominations this year.
ABC had a good night last night in the ratings, though given the lack of much competition, thatís not all that surprising. Wednesday night saw the return of ABCís two-hour comedy block, followed by an hour of delicious, soapy drama with Revenge, and viewers tuned in.