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Happy Endings: ABC Sitcom Staying Cancelled

Happy Endings still cancelledBefore ABC cancelled Happy Endings, there was talk about the sitcom possibly being picked up by another outlet. USA expressed the most interest.

Immediately following the cancellation, Sony started having talks with USA but, after three weeks, the cable channel has now opted not to pick up the show.

Though USA execs loved the show, Happy Endings’ low ratings played a major factor in their decision to pass. They’d have to sink a lot of cash into promoting the sitcom and decided to instead use the funds to launch their own original shows.

USA recently ordered two new sitcoms — Sirens and Playing House. They’re USA’s first comedies in more than 15 years.

What do you think? Were you hoping that USA would pick up Happy Endings or had you lost interest in the series?

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Edward E June 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm

I wanted to put my two cents as well to say how good this show was. I sincerely felt that lack of awareness for this show is what killed its ratings and I highly doubt Sirens and Playing House will be any funnier than Happy Endings. It was one of the best shows hardly anybody has watched.

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Adam Decker June 5, 2013 at 6:21 pm

No happy ending for Happy Endings. Sucks for the fans, good news for the haters.

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dancinhomer June 5, 2013 at 12:14 pm

It’s a shame. I liked the pacing and sardonic wit of the show. It produced some genuine laughs from my wife and me. It’ll be missed. :-(

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Jodi June 3, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Well, that sucks! I loved this show & thought for sure another network would pick it up. Would have been great to see it airing back to back with Cougar Town on TBS. Oh, well….their loss.

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Anonymous June 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

There has to be a God if this is staying canceled.

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