Showtime has decided not to order a second season of their Happyish comedy series. The TV show has been cancelled after one season of 10 episodes.
On Happyish, a forty-something man and his family try to find a way to relax and be content in a rapidly changing world. The cast of this dark comedy includes Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Sawyer Shipman, Bradley Whitford, and Ellen Barkin.
The series started as a star-vehicle for actor Philip Seymour-Hoffman and it was picked up after he filmed a well-received pilot. The project was thrown in turmoil when he died and Coogan was eventually hired to replace him.
The show got off to a poor start in late April with meager viewership — garnering a 0.06 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 232,000 viewers in the same day ratings. The numbers went up and down throughout the short season but were always quite small.
A cancellation looked likely and now, it’s been confirmed that there won’t be a second season. The June 28th season finale will have to serve as the series finale as well.
What do you think? Did you like the Happyish TV show? Do you think that it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season instead?