Fans of Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's USA comedy Playing House have been actively campaigning for the show's renewal since it debut season ended back in June, but the network hasn't given any indication about whether or not they plan to renew it. According to Deadline, USA has shifted its main focus to drama, and the future of Playing House doesn't look very bright:
USA got off a decent start in original comedy with Sirens, which developed a loyal audience and averaged 1.6 million viewers and 880,000 adults 18-49, topping both recently renewed freshman FX comedies, Married and You’re The Worst, to rank as one of the [...]
A few weeks ago, the USA network announced that they've ordered a pilot presentation (a.k.a. a short pilot) called Difficult People created by and starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner, and now, we're learning more about who else will be in the pilot. The Difficult People pilot presentation has been shooting this week in NYC, and Klausner has been revealing some of the pilot's supporting cast/guest stars via Twitter, including Rachel Dratch, James Urbaniak, Tracee Chimo (Orange Is the New Black), and Andrea Martin as the mother of Klausner's character.
Difficult People, which is being produced by Amy Poehler, stars Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner as a [...]
Over the weekend, the USA network debuted the first episode of its new show Playing House online ahead of its TV premiere next week. Playing House is the second show created by and starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair (preceded by their short-lived but critically-acclaimed 2012 NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever), and it's even sharper than the first with a pilot episode that's packed with jokes and an eclectic cast of busy, talented comedy people.
The USA network announced the premiere date of Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's new comedy, Playing House. The series will debut on Tuesday, April 29th, at 10pm with back-to-back episodes. Created by and starring St. Clair and Parham, who also created and starred in the acclaimed but short-lived 2012 NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever together, Playing House follows an expectant mom (Parham) in the process of getting a divorce and her best friend (St. Clair), who abandons her business career to help raise the kid. The supporting cast The Office's Zach Woods and Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key.
It looks like Happy Endings didn't find a new home. After ABC canceled its low-rated cult favorite sitcom in May and negotiations with USA to pick up the show fell through, Deadline reported that the studio was looking for another distributor for the series, citing Netflix and Amazon as possibilities. In a new interview out today with TV Line, showrunners David Caspe and Jonathan Groff say they're moving on and indicate that Sony's attempts to find a new home for the show didn't pan out.
"There were ongoing talks with a lot of places," Caspe explains. "It just didn’t work out." He adds, "The truth is, [...]