Monday, May 13th, 2013

ABC Cancels 'Happy Endings'; Will USA Save the Show?

ABC announced Friday evening that they've canceled their critically-acclaimed sitcom Happy Endings after three seasons. After being given a late premiere by the network in a super competitive comedy timeslot at the start of the season, Happy Endings saw its ratings drop. The network put the show on hiatus a few months later before burning off the rest of the season on Friday nights, a timeslot that TV people have long called the "Friday night death slot."

Just because ABC has canceled the show doesn't mean this is the end yet. Reports began coming in last month that the USA network may be interested in picking up the show for another season just like fellow cable channel TBS did with Cougar Town after ABC axed that show. Here's hoping that works out and this show finds a stable timeslot for once.

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  • Will F.

    When you say 'critically acclaimed,' you mean mixed reviews at best. It's a mediocre 'Friends' clone. Not every cancellation is an 'Arrested Development' situation

    • RenoGruber

      Says the guy that obviously watched one episode. And more power to you if you didn't dig it. But seriously, the only thing it had in common was the numbers.

  • summoc

    What a shame, this is pretty much the funniest sitcom on tv for me right now. As a fan of Community and Happy Endings, I can honestly saw the wrong show was cancelled this year! Sorry Community fans, but that show was just all kinds of awful this year.

  • Sanya

    I don't watch TV, let alone follow tons of TV shows but "Happy Endings" is THE ONLY show I watch and make time for. I would be really sad to see it go because it's very funny and very well written. It has the perfect sense of humor and I totally agree that there are so many reality TV shows that continue to air while awesomely hilarious and witty shows like "Happy Endings" get cancelled.