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While the world presumably won’t get a return from Happy Endings anytime soon, fans everywhere can take comfort in knowing that creator David Caspe has another new project in the works.
ABC's hilarious sitcom Happy Endings left fans everywhere distinctly unhappy when it was cancelled back in 2013. It's not impossible for the show to come back, but circumstances have to be just right.
Cancellation nowadays doesn’t mean what it used to mean when it comes to TV. While it’s never exactly good news to hear that a favorite show has been axed by a network, hope is not lost so long as Netflix is out there as a possible savior. Here is a look at eleven TV shows that would be perfect for Netflix to bring back.
Happy Endings got only three seasons on ABC, and there were still plenty of laughs to be had when the show was cancelled. The talented team behind the scenes has moved on to big projects in the years since, but they haven't forgotten Endings.
Few things are as guaranteed as death and taxes are, but you can be damned sure that TV networks are going to cancel some pretty amazing shows, usually on a yearly basis. Here are 12 shows from ABC’s broadcast history that were downright great, but didn’t last nearly as long as they should have.
Ever since Happy Endings ended its run on ABC in 2013, fans have been clamoring for a reunion special or a revitalization of the comedy series. We did get some good news related to Happy Endings early in 2016.
Halloween is just around the corner. Each year, some of our favorite programs bring us Halloween-themed episodes. Luckily enough, a good chunk of these episodes come with clever costumes. This year we’ve culled some of our favorite Halloween episodes of our favorite TV programs to bring you a quiz highlighting our favorite referential costumes.
When Happy Endings was officially cancelled by ABC, the show’s small but avid fanbase went through a rollercoaster of emotions. There was hope that the show might move forward on another network, but once those hopes were quashed, it was time for the cast to shop around for new projects. We’re pleased as punch to let you know that Eliza Coupe will be returning to television as a lead in a brand new comedy picked up by USA Network. It’s called Benched, and it sounds like the perfect project for the actress.
ABC’s Happy Endings may be over, but lead Damon Wayans, Jr. has already signed on to a new project. After a few days of rumors, the actor is officially joining Fox’s New Girl to reprise a role that he initially played in the pilot. Just a few days ago, the man was in talks with the series to reprise the role, but now it seems that Wayans Jr.’s return will definitely happen this fall.
The hopes and rumors are almost true! Damon Wayans Jr. is reportedly very close to a deal to return to New Girl for a major arc in the series' upcoming third season. It's hard to imagine what New Girl would have been like, had Happy Endings been cancelled after its first season and Damon Wayans Jr. stuck around for the Fox series beyond the pilot. We'll never know, but it's safe to say that things worked out for New Girl regardless.
In this day and age, cancellation for a TV series might not mean "gone forever." In some cases a series will get dropped by a network but picked up over at cable. See Cougar Town and Southland for examples of that. And on occasion, a series will get cancelled and then un-cancelled by its own network. Drop Dead Diva is a recent example of that occurring.
Amidst a flurry of series orders and renewals, we're also hearing bad news for some series. For CBS, the ax has fallen on CSI: NY, Golden Boy and Vegas. For NBC, The New Normal joins Go On among the freshman comedies cancelled. And for ABC, Happy Endings has been axed, though there may be some hope for that one as there's talk of USA possibly rescuing the friends-centered comedy.
ABC had a good Friday this week. Between back-to-back episodes of Happy Endings and new episodes of Shark Tank and 20/20, the network capably dominated the ratings during primetime. This is especially good news for Happy Endings, which was down in the ratings during its initial move to Friday nights last week.
With Happy Endings now airing on Fridays, you might need a bit of a reminder to tune in. So why not check out this exclusive clip from tonight's episode, in which Max gets advice from Dave to find a new hairdresser, and winds up with… well, The Dave
The move to Tuesday nights definitely didn't help Happy Endings in the ratings. Then again, for an ABC series, a move away from the choice post-Modern Family spot would probably always be a bad thing, given the high ratings of the family-focused comedy. For Happy Endings that move caused the show's numbers to suffer, and the shift to Fridays only made the matter worse. While Happy Endings hasn't been officially cancelled, those of us who appreciate the friends-centered comedy are bracing ourselves for the worst. But there may be hope on the horizon.