Before 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?
I was terribly upset when I saw that “Happy Endings” was cancelled by ABC. I was very hopeful that another network would pick it up. Although they keep referring to low ratings, it seemed that pretty much everyone I knew watched it live or, at the very least, recorded it on their DVR or Tivo devices. I just can’t imagine that their ratings were so bad. Very sad to see that it hasn’t been picked up elsewhere.
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.
No happy ending for Happy Endings. Sucks for the fans, good news for the haters.
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. 🙁
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.
There has to be a God if this is staying canceled.