TVLine Items: Bumped Happy Endings Episodes Rescheduled, The Soup Spin-Off News and More!

Happy EndingsCome on get happy: Happy Endings recently pulled episodes have found a home.

Last week’s two installments of the cult comedy — which were delayed in some markets due to ongoing coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings — have been rescheduled for this Friday, April 26, beginning at 8/7c.

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Because of the change, Happy Endings‘ final pair of Season 3 installments are now slated to air Friday, May 3.

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• Anyone craving another bowl of Soup? E! is developing a spin-off if its long-running, clip-show comedy. Titled The Soup Investigates, the project is described as a spoof of the investigative TV genre, with Joel McHale and a team of reporters delving into various pop culture-themed mysteries. The cabler on Monday also gave the green light to Total Divas, a docu-series that follows the female WWE Superstars. On the scripted side, E! has put into development drama pilots from Gossip Girl‘s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, One Tree Hill‘s Mark Schwann, House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey and many more.

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• Adam Goldberg (NYC 22) will guest-star in Franklin & Bash‘s upcoming third season, EW.com reports, playing twin-brother magicians harboring bitter feelings toward each other. Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) is also slated to return as Bash’s mom.

• Jessica Tuck (True Blood) and Robin Givens (90210) have booked recurring roles on Twisted, ABC Family’s newest series (bowing June 11). The project is a Dexter-eqsue drama about an alleged teenage sociopath. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Tuck will play the mother of a deceased student, with Givens joining as the outgoing mother of Kylie Bunbury’s Lacey.

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Comments (24)

  • Its such a shame Happy Endings is constantly getting pushed around the schedule. Its a terrific show that everyone should watch. I am not even in its main demographic and I love it. If you’re not watching it, you should. Don’t let what happened to Pushing Daisies happen to Happy Endings.

    Comment by Diane Skiff – April 22, 2013 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • While I do agree with the show deserving a renewal (and Pushing Daisies was AMAZING), everything was pre-empted last week because of the Boston Bomber. It was out of ABC’s control.

      Comment by Steven – April 22, 2013 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know that Steven. Last week was a special circumstance. But its been getting moved around since December, doubling up here and there, or not appearing on the line-up at all. Then it got moved to Friday nights…not the greatest night to have your show that caters to the young, single demographic.

        Comment by Diane Skiff – April 22, 2013 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You mean Pushing Daisies was A-MAH-ZING don’t you? Which it was.

        Comment by dodgerpacker – April 22, 2013 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You realize the reason for the rescheduling was because of the Boston tragedy, right? It gets moved around because after spending an entire season and a half behind Modern Family, it proved it couldn’t hold its own.

      Comment by Ryan Schwartz – April 22, 2013 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. But last week was a special circumstance. However, the fact that both episodes are available online will likely hurt their ratings even more.

      Comment by dude – April 22, 2013 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • How do you figure that? Very few people are watching the show anyways, it’s only die hard fans left at this point and they will watch all the time anywise. The ratings will continue to slip down.

        Comment by David4 – April 22, 2013 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I watched the first season and it wasn’t that funny.Why not let men act like men instead of bumbling dummies?

      Comment by Keith – April 22, 2013 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I understood why the Happy Endings episodes were rescheduled in the first place, and had been looking for them on the ABC iPad app. Unfortunately, I wont be around to view during the replacement time/date, but I appreciate knowing they’ll be on then. It will be hard, but I can wait an additional week for the 3rd Kerkovich sister…

    Comment by Winnie – April 22, 2013 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Already watched the 2 episodes when they were accidentally put on Hulu on Saturday…oops ABC. But they were great as usual!

    Comment by John – April 22, 2013 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will the missed episode of Grimm also be rescheduled?

    Comment by Ashlyn – April 22, 2013 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not 100% sure. NBC already planned to move GRIMM to Tuesday nights beginning April 30th at 10 p.m. which follows two hour weekly episodes of The Voice until May 21st.

      Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – April 22, 2013 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They announced on the official Grimm Faxcebook page that the episode will air this Friday.

      Comment by anon – April 22, 2013 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Facebook…sorry about the typo.

        Comment by anon – April 22, 2013 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hate to wonder if the May 3rd “season finale” of Happy Endings may turned into a “series finale” or if the sitcom gets “saved”, they better move it to another network like USA Network. :-)

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – April 22, 2013 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • At this point, I’m kind of hoping that USA just picks it up. I think it will get more respect there and not get thrown around to different days of the week.

      Comment by Spencer – April 22, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think there’s a solid chance USA will pick up the show. They are going to need a half-hour to pair with the syndicated repeats of Modern Family. They have a couple of comedy pilots in the pipeline, but I would imagine they will want a rotation of shows to slot in after Modern Family throughout the year.

        Comment by Dizzle – April 23, 2013 03:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am not liking this Soup spin-off. The show becomes diluted if that makes sense. I loved when they had a web-clip section & hated their Web Soup spin-off

    Comment by Sara – April 22, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched it on Hulu on Saturday and didnt think anything of it that I saw that it expired on that day thought it was weird but I already watched it so it didn’t matter.

    Comment by Nicole – April 22, 2013 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Or one could fine them online streaming

    Comment by Sam – April 22, 2013 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why does one of my favorite actresses have to be on a show I’m trying not to watch so TLG can stay on.

    Comment by moonbunny28 – April 22, 2013 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lol, by spin off my first thought was a ‘Gay Shows’ only lol

    Comment by mia – April 22, 2013 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • At least is ABC doesn’t pull through and keep Happy Endings around we “sort of” get an extra week of it. Ok ok I know we don’t actually, but I’m happy with anything they do for this show, except cancel it, because it is THE BEST!

    Comment by schu – April 22, 2013 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So is The Soup spin-off in continuity with the show? Is it like Baywatch Nights where the cast opens up an P.I agency to earn extra money? Or is this going to be like the Daily Show with fake news reporters following real people?

    Comment by Abeed Nadir – April 22, 2013 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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