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'Happy Endings' finale: Why I'll miss this show when it's gone

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

'Happy Endings': See the first few minutes of tonight's 'lost' kickball episode -- VIDEO

HAPPY-ENDINGS

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

'Happy Endings' first look: [SPOILER]'s getting engaged! EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Happy Endings fans can revel in this exclusive photo from Jan. 20′s episode — which reveals that one of the show’s major couples is about to get their very own happy ending. Let’s hope that this time, the guy on the rollerblades stays far, far away from the ceremony. So, who’s proposing?

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Abby Elliott to guest star on 'Happy Endings' -- EXCLUSIVE

Max will try to play the straight man in an upcoming episode of Happy Endings, and the woman that prompts him to go the opposite of gay is played by… Abby Elliott. The former Saturday Night Live cast member — who appeared on 2 Broke Girls earlier this month — will guest-star as Katie, a woman who suddenly becomes very appealing to Max (Adam Pally) when he learns that she gets great tickets to Chicago Bulls games. READ FULL STORY

Best & Worst of 2012: Your favorite television show -- VOTE

Happy Endings or Parks and Rec? Homeland or Sons of Anarchy?

Now is your chance to make your voice heard. We’ve told you some of our choices for the best shows of the year. Now we want to hear what you think. Vote below in our poll and tell us which show is your pick for best this year, and then check out the results — as well as more television picks from the EW staff — in Entertainment Weekly‘s Best & Worst 2012 issue, on newsstands Dec. 21.

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'Happy Endings': See the first five minutes of tonight's season premiere -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Tonight’s season 3 premiere of Happy Endings doesn’t begin with a bang or a whimper, but there is plenty of clattering and yelping when a special date between Penny (Casey Wilson) and boyfriend Chris (guest-star Brian Austin Green) goes awry. You will also bear witness to the rather curious ways that Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) has been occupying himself since losing his job — and the one that involves his old ventriloquist dummy named Sinbrad may be only the second strangest. Oh, and Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) have a very serious announcement: They’re casually dating. READ FULL STORY

Q&A: Zachary Knighton previews tonight's 'Happy Endings' premiere

In case you couldn’t tell, we here at EW are big fans of Happy Endings. After a shaky first season, the ABC series came back roaring for its second year, nearly doubling its viewership. The utterly hilarious, insanely quirky show returns for its third season tonight after an interminable a six-month hiatus. Series star Zachary Knighton, who plays the v-neck loving Dave, sat down with us to discuss the premiere, his ideal guest star and his feelings on a Dave/Penny relationship. So check out our interview below, then tune in to ABC tonight at 9:30 for the premiere!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How does it feel to have a third season?

Zachary Knighton: It feels really great. I feel like Happy Endings was one of those shows that didn’t get the big roll-out and I think that actually benefitted us because people feel like they discovered the show. That’s really awesome. That’s kind of what our show is: people’s happy little discovery.

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'Happy Endings' scoop: Mark-Paul Gosselaar is [SPOILER]'s new roomie! -- EXCLUSIVE

This has gold written all over it, people.

EW has learned exclusively that Mark-Paul Gosselaar has been cast as Max’s “new mysterious roommate” named Chase on ABC’s Happy Endings. Gosselaar, who also appears on TNT’s recently renewed Franklin & Bash, will guest in episode 10 of the new season, which returns for a new season tomorrow.

Those especially eager to see the former Zack Morris on the network can also watch tomorrow’s season premiere of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23, in which the Saved By the Bell-er will be playing himself, as EW previously reported exclusively.

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This season broadcast networks feature most gay characters in TV history, says GLAAD report

After a decrease last year, the number of LGBT characters on the five broadcast networks has risen to the highest ever recorded, according to the “Where We Are on TV” report released today by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The report released today lauded the cable networks for also increasing their overall LGBT character count this year, too.

Which networks are the most inclusive? After Fox lead the broadcast networks last year, ABC — with shows like comedy Happy Endings (above) featuring gay characters — has been named as the most gay-friendly network, with 10 of 194 (5.2 percent) regular characters identifying as LGBT. Over on cable, last year’s victor HBO was dethroned by Showtime, which this year had 12 LGBT characters, seven of which are series regulars on shows like Shameless and Weeds.

“This year’s increase of LGBT characters on television reflects a cultural change in the way gay and lesbian people are seen in our society,” says GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. “More and more Americans have come to accept their LGBT family members, friends, coworkers, and peers, and as audiences tune into their favorite programs, they expect to see the same diversity of people they encounter in their daily lives.”

The report — which studied 97 broadcast shows, as well as cable offerings — also delivered a slew of other facts and figures. EW has pulled out the most fascinating tidbits for you here:

• LGBT characters account for 4.4 percent of scripted series regulars on the broadcast networks in 2012-13. This is up from 2.9 percent in 2011, 3.9 percent in 2009, 2.6 percent in 2008, and 1.1 percent in 2007.

• There are a total of 31 LGBT characters on the five broadcast networks, as well as 19 recurring characters.

• ABC leads the broadcast networks with 10 of 194 characters (5.2 percent). Fox is in second with six of 118 (5.1 percent), followed by The CW with four of 81 (4.9 percent), NBC with seven of 166 (4.2 percent), and CBS with four of 142 (2.8 percent). The report singles out CBS’ “authentic and conscious effort” to increase diversity, as it is up from 0.7 percent LGBT characters last season.

• Regular LGBT characters on scripted cable television also rose this year to 35 (up from 29) for the 2012-13 season.

• Showtime leads the cable pack, with 12 total characters, seven of whom are regulars. The runners up include: HBO (9 characters), FX (8), Adult Swim (5), and ABC Family, MTV, Syfy, and TeenNick (4 each).

• As it was in 2010 and 2011, HBO’s True Blood is the most inclusive show on cable television with six gay, lesbian, or bisexual characters.

• GLAAD also analyzed the race/ethnicity and gender demographics of all 701 series regular characters in primetime television. There are more males (55.5 percent) to females (44.5 percent), and 78 percent of all series regulars are white. Compared to last year, African American representation has increased from 9.9 percent to 12 percent, followed by Latino (4.1 percent) and Asian-Pacific Islander (4.7 percent).

• Of the 31 announced LGBT regular characters in the 2012-13 season, 11 are people of color (35.5 percent). GLAAD counted seven regular or recurring black LGBT characters on broadcast television, up from zero last year.

• Lastly, GLAAD counted people with disabilities, of which there are four (0.6 percent) regular characters on broadcast television.

The full “Where We Are on TV” report can be viewed on the GLAAD website.

Tanner on Twitter: @EWTanStransky

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Krysten Ritter in whipped cream bikini for 'Apt. 23,' 'Happy Endings' ad

ABC is rolling out sexy new ads for its Tuesday comedy block.

EW.com has first looks at fresh art for Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23, both of which return to air later this month. The Happy Endings ad puts the entire cast in bed together, while Apt. 23 puts the stars in a police lineup, including Krysten Ritter and a can of whipped cream. Both shows return on Oct. 23. Below, we’ve split this long horizontal ad in two so you can see each show’s poster clearly, but just imagine them side-by-side with the text on top carrying over. READ FULL STORY

'New Girl,' 'Revenge,' 'Scandal,' 'Sons of Anarchy': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Hello from L.A. and TCA!

Team EW has been working hard to bring you all the news coming out of the left coast this week (hence the Spoiler Room Evening Edition here!), but there’s plenty of spoilery stuff from the week that I saved just for y’all! Read on for deets.

Also, want more? Stay tuned. And make sure you send your questions to me. Spoilerroom@ew.com via e-mail or on Twitter @EWSandraG.

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'Happy Endings': See the first few minutes of the 'lost' kickball episode -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

HAPPY-ENDINGS

Update: The kickball episode will air Jan. 13 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).

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Emmy Watch: 'Happy Endings' EPs reveal Mandonna was almost Sex Pants None the Richer

Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to return nomination ballots, EW.com is running a series called Emmy Watch, featuring highlight clips and interviews with actors, producers, and writers whom EW TV critic Ken Tucker has on his wish list for the nominations announcement on July 19.

There’s a moment in Happy Endings‘ season 2 finale, “Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and a Funeral),” in which guest star Stephen Guarino (as groom Derrick) tells the show’s regulars he doesn’t have time for their endless bantering: “The back and forth, it’s exhausting. I don’t even know what you’re saying half the time. So slow down!” As a fan of Arrested Development, 30 Rock, and Aaron Sorkin, creator David Caspe admits he’s preconditioned to enjoying a fast-paced show. (Exec producer Jonathan Groff says EP/director Joe Russo even told the cast — Casey Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr., Adam Pally, Zachary Knighton, Elisha Cuthbert, and Eliza Coupe — to go see The Social Network as they began work on the series.) But Caspe can think of two other reasons for its rapid-fire dialogue, which he’s been told some fans have to rewind to catch: The show’s writers find the six characters so funny, they want them all to get jokes in every episode and pen scripts that are too long, and his own insecurity.

“A window into my troubled soul is I tend to think well, f—, if we just keep throwin’ them at ‘em, they won’t have any time to hate any of them,” Caspe says, with a laugh. “In my opinion, it kinda takes the pressure off the jokes. If you didn’t like this one, maybe this one! It’s sorta my desperate attempt to be liked. I sometimes watch the show and feel like it’s just me screaming out ‘Love me! Love me! Love me! Love me! Love me!”

Here, Caspe and Groff take us inside the ABC comedy’s season finale and tease what’s to come.

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