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David Caspe on Reviving 'Happy Endings': "I Would Totally Do It"

"I loved making it and I loved all the people involved in it and if there was ever a good situation to continue it, I would love to do it. If there was ever a situation where it made sense to do it again and everyone was in, I would totally do it. I think it would be so fun, but if we don't get to, there's also something nice that we made this little three-year thing that the people who liked it really liked it."

- Creator of new NBC show Marry Me David Caspe reveals that he's open to the idea of bringing back Happy Endings in [...]

'Happy Endings' Star Elisha Cuthbert Cast in NBC's Ellen DeGeneres-Produced Comedy Pilot

Elisha Cuthbert is the latest Happy Endings alum to land a starring role in a new comedy pilot. She's been cast as the lead in One Big Happy, an NBC pilot executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Deadline reports. The show, created by former Ellen writer Liz Feldman, follows two best friends, a straight man and a lesbian woman, who agree to have a baby together via artificial insemination. Nick Zano, who played a recurring role on Happy Endings as Penny's girlfriend, is playing the male lead on this show. NBC ordered the pilot back in October.

Since Happy Endings was canceled last May, this is the first [...]

NBC Orders a Comedy Pilot from 'Happy Endings' Creator David Caspe

Cult hit ABC sitcom Happy Endings may be off the air, but the show's creator/showrunner, David Caspe, is developing a new show. NBC has given a pilot order to Marry Me, a new comedy created by Caspe, Deadline reports. Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) is set to direct the half-hour single-camera comedy that is said to be in the vein of Mad About You. Marry Me follows a young couple who get engaged but find preparing to get married to be harder than they had thought. This is the second comedy pilot NBC has ordered for the 2014-15 season following the Will Ferrell-produced Kate Walsh vehicle [...]

Eliza Coupe Will Star in a Lawyer Sitcom for USA

USA has just picked up a pilot to star former Happy Endings actress Eliza Coupe. The show, titled Benched, will follow "a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a public nervous breakdown after getting passed over for an expected promotion and finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned upside down when she joins the ranks of the legal world's underdogs and she quickly realizes that the law isn't quite as fair as she once thought." The show will be executive produced by former Party Down EP John Enbom as well as Groundlings writers and producers Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones.

It's appropriate that Coupe should end [...]

'Happy Endings' Writer Brian Gallivan Sells a Show to ABC

Brian Gallivan, a staff writer for the recently-canceled ABC sitcom Happy Endings, has just sold another show. Deadline reports that Gallivan is writing an untitled comedy about a father who, dreaming of being on vacation all year, moves his family to New Hampshire where they open a group of tourist cottages. Gallivan will also produce alongside Will Gluck, director of Easy A and producer of the upcoming Michael J. Fox Show. This is the second show Gallivan and Gluck have in development for the 2014-15 TV season together after The McCarthys, a multi-camera family comedy at CBS based on pilot the network narrowly passed on this season.

Talking to Hilary Winston About Writing for 'Community' and 'Happy Endings' and Adapting 'Bad Teacher' to TV

Comedy writer and producer Hilary Winston has been building quite the impressive resume these last few years, jumping from critically-acclaimed show to critically-acclaimed show. After spending four years on staff for My Name Is Earl's entire original run, she did two seasons at Community and then two seasons at Happy Endings. Now, after years of writing on other people's shows, Winston has one of her own with Bad Teacher, a half-hour sitcom based on the film of the same name that premiered on CBS last week. Winston adapted the Bad Teacher to TV, serving as the show's creator and showrunner.

Starring Ari Graynor, Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen, Sara Rodler, [...]

Casey Wilson to Star in NBC Pilot Written by 'Happy Endings' Creator David Caspe

Casey Wilson has been cast in a new NBC pilot that will see her collaborating with Happy Endings creator David Caspe once again. THR reports that Wilson has been cast as one of the leads in Caspe's comedy pilot, Marry Me, which will be in contention for the 2014-15 TV season. Marry Me follows a couple, Annie and Jake, who get engaged but realized getting married is harder than it looks. Wilson will playing Annie, described as "pretty and emotional." The role of Jake, described as "cute and logical" has yet to be cast. Seth Gordon (Identity Thief, Horribles Bosses) is signed on to direct the pilot.

Marry Me [...]

Damon Wayans Jr. Will Stay on 'New Girl' All Season

Damon Wayans Jr. returned to New Girl this week, but it looks like he's going to be sticking around for a while. EW reports that the Happy Endings alum has committed to staying on for the rest of season three. He won't be billed as a full-time cast member; he'll be a special guest star instead. Wayans was a cast member in New Girl's pilot but was unable to appear in additional episodes when Happy Endings was given a surprise second season renewal by ABC. With Happy Endings now canceled, he returned to New Girl this week for what was originally supposed to be a six-episode [...]

Adam Pally Promoted to Series Regular on 'The Mindy Project'

Even though Happy Endings is canceled, you'll soon be able to see star Adam Pally on TV every week again. Pally has been made a series regular on Fox's The Mindy Project, TV Line reports. It was announced over the summer that he'd been hired to do a multi-episode guest starring arc as a new doctor at Mindy's OB/GYN practice, but he's quickly been promoted to a full-time cast member on the show. His first appearance is in the second season's third episode, which airs October 1st.

Since attempts to bring Happy Endings to a new network didn't work out, the show's stars have rapidly been finding work elsewhere. [...]

Casey Wilson and Adam Pally Talk George Zimmerman on 'The Jeselnik Offensive'

There was a little bit of a Happy Endings reunion on The Jeselnik Offensive last night with stars Casey Wilson and Adam Pally appearing on the program to do what they do best: discuss controversial legal rulings. Nonetheless, it's pretty great to see the cast of Happy Endings continue to work together despite the show being no more.

Adam Pally to Star in the Indie Comedy 'Bad Boys Crazy Girls'

Happy Endings and Mindy Project star Adam Pally is set to play the lead role in a movie. He's set to star in an indie comedy called Bad Boys Crazy Girls, about a pair of friends who are unlucky in love, THR reports. Directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce (The Art of the Steal) and written by Heither Maidat (Mad), the film follows friends Jeff (Pally) and Anne, who experiment in modifying their personalities to improve their romantic lives in order to have people think of them as "bad" and "crazy."

Pally has been racking up a ton of roles in movies lately. He'll be playing one [...]

USA Orders a Series Starring Eliza Coupe from 'Happy Endings'

The USA network may have passed on saving Happy Endings last year, but they're giving a new show to one of Happy Endings' stars. USA has given a 12-episode order to Benched, a new half-hour sitcom starring Eliza Coupe, THR reports.

Benched, which was ordered as a pilot presentation in October, follows a career-driven corporate lawyer (Coupe) who has a breakdown after being passed over for a promotion and starts working as a public defender. Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted) plays her new colleague, a handsome, gambling-addicted public defender. The show was created by SNL alum Michaela Watkins, The Groundlings' Damon Jones, and Party Down co-creator [...]

Damon Wayans Jr. Returns to 'New Girl' Tonight

Damon Wayans Jr., who was a cast member in New Girl's pilot but had to leave the show after that when Happy Endings was given a surprise pick up for a second season in 2011, is returning to New Girl in tonight's episode. The new episode, entitled "Coach," is the start of a six-episode arc for Wayans.

Here's Wayans explaining to E! Online why his character, Coach, is returning:

Coach is one of those guys who, when he gets into a relationship, he kind of disappears. So he's been in a relationship for two years and they finally broke up and now he's back and he's hitting [...]

CBS Buys Pilot From 'Happy Endings' Showrunner Jonathan Groff

Happy Endings executive producer Jonathan Groff has sold a sitcom pilot to CBS, according to Deadline. The show, The 40s, focuses on a group of friends…in their 40s who all live on the same street. Groff will write and executive produce the show. He's also on board to executive produce Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael's sitcom, DINKS, over at ABC.

Before Happy Endings, Groff wrote for Scrubs and How I Met Your Mother, and created the short-lived Andy Barker P.I. He also wrote for Late Night with Conan O'Brien from 1995 to 2001.