Fans of Happy Endings got some very unhappy news back in 2013 when ABC cancelled the sitcom after only three seasons. Adam Pally, who played Max on Happy Endings, was back on the small screen not too long after the cancellation thanks to a role on The Mindy Project. Now, Pally is slated to star in a new series that will reunite him with Happy Endings creator David Caspe. Here's what we know so far.
Adam Pally has signed on to star in a currently-untitled comedy that centers on a rapper and his crew of close friends. The comedy will air on YouTube Red with episodes running for a half-hour each. YouTube Red has foregone a pilot process and given an order for ten episodes right out of the gate. No details are currently available about the character Pally will play on the series, but I'd put my money on him as a member of the rapper's crew rather than the rapper himself. We'll have to wait and see on that front.
That said, TVLine reports that other actors have already landed roles as well. Sam Richardson of Veep also stars. Jay Pharoah will appear as a guest star that recurs throughout the season. The first episode of the sitcom was written by Happy Endings creator David Caspe along with Daniel Libman, Jordan Cahan, and Matthew Libman. These four will additionally contribute to the series as executive producers.
It should be fun to see how this latest teaming between Adam Pally and David Caspe compares to their work together on Happy Endings. Based on their premises alone, the two shows should be quite different. The YouTube Red series also marks a return to regular sitcom work for Pally, who previously starred in the short-lived Fox series Making History. That show got the axe after one abbreviated season on Fox, and there was every chance that Pally would want to return to indie movies rather than keep on keepin' on in TV. Clearly he wasn't traumatized by the cancellation of Making History to the point that he'd want to stay away from the small screen.
The only bad news is that there's no saying at this point how long we'll be waiting until the YouTube Red show hits the web. No date has been released for the beginning of production, let alone when the first episode will be released. Only time will tell. We'll have to just be patient. Given that we seem to be as far from a Happy Endings revival as ever, perhaps this YouTube Red series will be a fun fix for fans who miss the kind of comedy that came with episodes of Happy Endings.
If you're now in the mood for a throwback to Adam Pally and Co. on Happy Endings, you can find the full series streaming on Hulu. If you've already watched beginning to end, check out what we know of what would have happened to the characters if the show hadn't been cancelled! For some alternate viewing options, swing by our Netflix premiere guide and our summer TV premiere schedule. Be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV and movie news.
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