While negotiations are still ongoing to bring Happy Endings to USA following ABC's decision to cancel the sitcom, it looks like star Damon Wayans Jr. is wanted back at New Girl. For the uninformed, in between Happy Endings' first and second seasons when a renewal for the show seemed uncertain, Wayans took a role on Fox's New Girl. He appeared in the pilot as a roommate named Coach but had to leave the show after Happy Endings got picked up for Season 2 and Lamorne Morris’s Winston took his place. With Happy Endings' future uncertain once again, TV Line's Michael Ausiello reports that if the show doesn't move to [...]
"I do think Happy Endings is absolutely on brand. What we found was it was just too narrow. It was a very hard decision because, as you know, I love that show and I found it very hard to make that decision. On the same token, I think Super Fun Night and Mixology are broader shows that will bring in a wider audience. So, hard decision, not happy at all to see it go, but we feel it was on brand and so is [Super Fun Night] and Mixology."
- ABC President Paul Lee when asked by a journalist today why he canceled Happy Endings and picked up Super Fun Night and Mixology, two other single-camera [...]
The four big broadcast networks are announcing their new schedules and shows for the 2013-14 TV season this year, and we have your first look at all the new comedies, all in one place. With NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox all adding a ton of new comedies, there's a lot of stuff to look forward to, even though promising shows like Mr. Robinson, Mulaney, and Pulling didn't make the cut. The early contender for the season's most exciting new comedy is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a cop show for Fox that stars Andy Samberg and was created by Parks and Recreation's Mike Schur and Dan Goor, but there's plenty of [...]
The best phrase to describe Happy Endings, which wrapped up its third season on Friday night, is "live-action cartoon." Not only does that sum-up the overall consequence-free, wonderfully-detached shenanigans its characters get up to, it also describes the shows resilience, somehow making it to three seasons and 57 episodes despite ABC constantly shuffling it around the schedule and airing it in hour chunks to burn it off every year. Here's hoping it can survive the latest Friday-night-shaped anvil thrown its way and get renewed again.
The primary appeal of Happy Endings is the chemistry between its cast, the rapid-fire dialogue, and the very lack of emphasis on plot or [...]
Critically-acclaimed sitcom Happy Endings has been moved around ABC's schedule like crazy this season after being given a late premiere and a two-month midseason hiatus by the network, but it looks like the show may have a new home once ABC inevitably cancels it. Deadline reports that Sony TV, the studio behind Happy Endings, has reached out to the USA Network and NBC about picking up the show if ABC axes it. USA, which is looking to expand into comedy in 2013, has already had discussions with Sony about picking up the show. Sony TV is known for fighting to keep its shows alive, and [...]