CBS is giving Happy Endings creator David Caspe his second pilot order of the season: The network has issued a thumbs-up to Cuz-Bros, a comedy that he created with fellow Happy producer Erik Sommers. The multi-camera pilot, which will be written and executive produced by the pair, chronicles the exploits of a successful lady killer whose perfect life is thrown out of whack when his “mess of a cousin” moves in with him. READ FULL STORY
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David Wain is reteaming with Amy Poehler. Wain, who directs the Parks and Recreation star in the upcoming big-screen rom-com parody They Came Together and helmed their 2001 cult hit Wet Hot American Summer, has signed on to helm Old Soul, an NBC comedy pilot from Poehler that stars Orange is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne as a woman who works as an aide for the elderly.
Poehler co-created and is executive producing Old Soul with Happy Endings writer-producers Jonathan Fener and Josh Bycel.
USA Network has put Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington on the case, picking up the courtroom comedy Benched, the network announced today.
The Happy Endings actress will star as Nina, a driven corporate lawyer who suffers a public nervous breakdown after losing out on a promotion, and find herself in unfamiliar waters when she starts working as a public defender. Harrington, who headlined another ABC cult comedy, Better Off Ted, plays Phil, Nina’s new co-worker who is described as “tall, dark and handsome, if not a little scruffy, public defender and avid gambler.” READ FULL STORY
Rashida Jones may be leaving Parks and Recreation soon, but she’s keeping ties to NBC. The network has ordered A to Z, a romantic comedy pilot that is set at an online dating company and chronicles the life of a relationship from introduction to destruction. Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack will serve as executive producers, while Ben Queen (Cars 2) will write the pilot and executive-produce as well.
The Peacock also given a thumbs-up to another single-camera comedy pilot, The Mason Twins, which will be written and executive produced by Happy Endings star Casey Wilson and NTSF:SD:SUV:: actress June Rafael. The Mason Twins centers on fraternal twin sisters who reconnect following 15 years of estrangement; when one sibling’s perfect urban life falls to pieces, she returns home to the suburbs to discover that her sister never grew out of her teen-queen years. (The network apparently enjoys Happy Endings, as earlier this week it ordered Marry Me, a single-camera comedy pilot from Happy creator David Caspe, who is engaged to Wilson.) READ FULL STORY
Listen up, Happy Endings fans! We have the second-best news you could ask for (behind a revival, of course). EW has learned exclusively that VH1 has acquired all 57 episodes of the oh-so-lovable sitcom and will be airing them on Wednesdays in 2014.
But first, the cable premiere of Happy Endings will begin with a marathon of all 57 episodes starting on New Year’s Eve — Tuesday, Dec. 31 — at 8 p.m. ET. The marathon will run all the way through New Year’s Day. But don’t worry: If you’ve got plans to be out on the town, the marathon is only the kick-off event. Happy Endings will then settle into its new time slot on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Jan. 8.
The episodes will also be available online using VH1′s TV Everywhere platforms and the VH1 app.
So what do you say we jump-start the Happy days, huh? Watch a clip of Penny’s 30th birthday party below:
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USA Network may have passed on Happy Endings but it hasn’t passed on Eliza Coupe.
The network announced today that it has green lit a new original half-hour comedy pilot starring Coupe as a corporate attorney who has a nervous breakdown after being passed up for a promotion and ends up working among the legal world’s underdogs as a public defender.
Titled Benched, the pilot was penned by Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife), Damon Jones (The Groundlings), and John Enbom (creator of Party Down). Enbom will serve as showrunner.
It’s a happy ending for Adam Pally after all: The actor will guest-star on The Mindy Project this season, EW has confirmed.
In a multi-episode arc, the Happy Endings alum will play a new doctor at the OB/GYN practice where Mindy and the others work, according to TVLine, who first reported the news.
He’s not the only new doctor for Dr. Lahiri to embarrass herself around this fall: James Franco will play a model-turned-doctor on the first two episodes of the show’s second season. How can we drop by that hospital?
The Mindy Project will return Tuesday, September 17, at 9:30 ET.
There will be no happy endings for fans of Happy Endings as the search for a new home for the beloved ABC comedy is now over.
After getting the axe in May, the show began being shopped to other networks but despite early rumors of some interest, Deadline reports that the impending expiration of the lead actors’ options has killed hope of its return.
Happy Endings, which was on three ah-mah-zing seasons, starred Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr. and Casey Wilson.
The time to mourn begins now. READ FULL STORY
ABC’s entertainment chief Paul Lee was asked the Why? question during a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning: Why did the network dump Happy Endings? One reporter challenged the idea that the comedy wasn’t “on brand” for ABC, noting that two of the network’s newly greenlit comedies for next season, Super Fun Night and Mixology, feel like they’d be perfect companions for Happy Endings.
“I do think Happy Endings is absolutely on brand,” Lee said after the network unveiled its new fall schedule Tuesday. “What we found was it was just too narrow. It was a very hard decisions 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.” READ FULL STORY
We can’t sit here with a straight face and tell you that the underwatched, underappreciated Happy Endings will get miraculously renewed by ABC. It doesn’t look good. (Cable networks, anyone want to steak this sextet home tonight?) But we can tell you that instead of drowning your sorrows in a bottle of Nochetussin, you can register your support for the show by watching the final two episodes of the season (series?), which air tonight starting at 8 p.m. In the first, Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.) and Jane (Eliza Coupe) try to join a ritzy tennis club and are not pleased to learn that Max (Adam Pally) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) also want in. In the second, Jane attempts to plan the perfect wedding for her sister Brooke (guest star Stephanie March). Did someone say love? Yes, he/she did. So, enjoy this clip from a disturbing doubles match, set to Kenny Loggins’ “Playing with the Boys.” READ FULL STORY
Happy Endings isn’t dead yet. But ABC might as well have dipped it in antelope blood, rolled it around in some truffle salt, and left it in a cage with some very hungry tigers, because tonight, the network will air the season finale — and it might also be the final episode of the show. And that’s sad, because a great sitcom like this one shouldn’t have to endure the indignities that this one has suffered, having already been yanked from the schedule for all of February and much of March, replaced by Celebrity Wife Swap (starring Coolio and Kate Gosselin!) in its old Tuesday slot, and finally exiled to Friday night, where its final 10 episodes were marched off the plank two by two.
By the time ABC launched an ad campaign, begging fans to “save” the show, some fans started complaining that the only thing Happy Endings needed to be saved from was ABC. Two of the show’s stars, Casey Wilson and Adam Pally, even made their own S.O.S. plea last month, though it looked like someone might’ve held a gun to a puppy’s head before they agreed to record it. Pally did not take off this sunglasses the whole time. “We did not realize that our show needed saving,” he said, his voice heavy with irony. “But, apparently, we need your help to keep it on the air.” The worst part of all? Coolio says his Celebrity Wife Swap relationship was a sham! Say it ain’t so! READ FULL STORY
Update: The kickball episode will air tonight at 10 p.m. on ABC.
Good news for those of you who have been patiently waiting to see Happy Endings’ “lost” kickball episode: The ball is finally rolling. Originally intended for season 2 but not airing in the U.S. before the ABC comedy yielded its spot on the schedule to Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 last spring,”Kickball 2: The Kickening” will be screened on July 22 at a Happy Endings panel at Outfest in L.A. (ABC will likely present the episode as part of the upcoming season 3.) Want to limber up for the big game now? Kick the play button below and see the first few minutes of the episode, in which Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) signs up the gang for a kickball tournament that will test her bond with her sister Jane (Eliza Coupe), not to mention the foot of Dave (Zachary Knighton). READ FULL STORY
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