Happy Endings Lesbian Twist: Cougar Town Actress to Play Jane's Ex-Girlfriend!

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Happy Endings Briga Heelan Jane GirlfriendTurns out Max isn’t the only member of the Happy Endings crew with a fondness for the same sex.

The ABC comedy is blowing the lid off of Jane’s (Eliza Coupe) lesbian past, and it’s using Cougar Town scene-stealer Briga Heelan to do it.

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TVLine has learned that Heelan, who recurs as Grayson’s baby mama on C-Town, has been cast as Ryan, an ex-lover of Jane’s whose reappearance makes hubby Brad intensely uncomfortable. (An ex-boyfriend, he can deal with. An ex-girlfriend? Not so much.)

Heelan is slated to guest star in the 10th episode of Happy Endings‘ third season, which (at long last) kicks off on Oct. 23.



Comments (16)

  • Interesting.

    Comment by aleksa – October 17, 2012 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why does it always have to be a “lesbian past”, Ausiello? There is such a thing as bisexuality.

    Comment by L – October 17, 2012 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^This!
      Seriously, it isn’t her “lesbian past.”

      Comment by Sara – October 17, 2012 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A person who is attracted to people of both genders are bisexual, not “lesbian” or “gay”. Of course, some people associate with one category or another.
    That being said, I’m way excited for the new season!

    Comment by tulip – October 17, 2012 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For crying out loud! It’s a tv show not a social movement! Lesbian or bisexual, sounds interesting…

    Comment by Ana – October 17, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Kickball 2: The Kickening? When the hell are we gonna be able to see that?

    Comment by TheDude – October 17, 2012 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m okay with this.

    Comment by Superhero – October 17, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • everyone’s a little gay :D

    Comment by Jared – October 17, 2012 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i think jane character during season 2 drop some clues that during college she was bi because she got bored of men… i have to do a marathon…best sitcom for me…

    Comment by george pond (@georgethebeast) – October 17, 2012 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess this makes sense…since Happy Endings is just a Cougar Town ripoff that tries too hard.

    Comment by TV Gord – October 17, 2012 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How exactly? Because I love Happy Endings, but I cannot stand Cougar Town.

      Comment by Steven – October 17, 2012 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • don’t see the similarities. But if your playing the ‘rip off’ game than every comedy involving a group of friends would be ripping off each other

      Comment by jenna – October 18, 2012 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I Love the show and it’s one of the best ideas!!!

    Comment by Lubomir Raykov – October 17, 2012 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am already laughing at this storyline, this show is going to hurt me with laughter

    Comment by Theo – October 17, 2012 11:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really don’t see any similarities between Happy Endings and Cougar Town other than both being comedies about wacky friends. Which also describes like 90% of sitcoms.

    Comment by Roman – October 18, 2012 03:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A lot of women who were 20ish in the mid-90s have a “lesbian past”.

    Comment by nadine – October 18, 2012 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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