Happy Endings Update: Show Inching Closer to Death – Will an 11th Hour Savior Step In?

DAMON WAYANS JR., ELISHA CUTHBERTThe Grim Reaper is closing in on our beloved Happy Endings.

More than a month after being cancelled by ABC, the acclaimed comedy remains homeless — and time is not on the show’s side.

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Sony’s contractual hold on the cast will expire later this week, and sources confirm that there are no serious offers on the table — broadcast, cable, streaming or otherwise — to keep the show alive.

A possible move to USA Network — widely believed to be Endings‘ most likely savior — was nixed earlier this month. Sony, however, continued to pound the pavement (NBC and TBS were reportedly in the mix, although both were considered long-shots).

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All hope is not lost though. Not yet anyway. “A lot can happen in three days,” an optimistic Endings‘ insider tells TVLine. “Sony will fight until the bitter end.”

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81 Comments
  1. sandy says:

    NETFLIX!!!!

  2. Leah says:

    Anything! Please this show and cast are fabulous! Save it!

  3. m says:

    I think it’s time to let it go

  4. dude says:

    I knew this show was dead the moment USA passed. It’s a shame, it really was one of the best comedies on television but its just not meant to be. Years from now, people will discover this on DVD or Netflix and wonder “why’d this get cancelled?”

  5. Meg says:

    Maybe Wayans Jr can come back to New Girl as Coach…?

    • dude says:

      What would he really add to New Girl though?

      • Meg says:

        I think he could add a lot. We have all seen these characters(Esp Nick and Schmidt) grow a lot in two years, but it’s been gradual for all of us and them… It would be fun to see someone who hasn’t been around for awhile to react to the changes in the characters, not to mention the changes in the loft dynamic.

    • Eric says:

      I would love that. As much as I’ve come to embrace Winston, Coach was one of my favourite parts of the original pilot. I love Wayons Jr. and am hoping for a guest appearance or two at least.

      • Ari says:

        I would like to see Coach back part time! Coach was my favorite part of the pilot and it took me a long time to warm to Winston but he has really become my favorite. Invite him back New Girl. Make it happen.

    • a says:

      They’ve already said he’s going to be in at least a couple

    • Erin says:

      He and Jake just did a movie together recently, so he’s definitely still in the New Girl loop. I think we’ll see a guest appearance for sure.

  6. rapscallions says:

    Rocking back and forth in fetal position whilst mumbling prayers of salvation for this show

  7. SAVE HAPPY ENDINGS! This is THE BEST comedy show on television!

  8. Eric says:

    As much as I’d love for TBS or Netflix to pick this up, I’m going to say my goodbyes. Hope is all but lost now. At least we have 57 solid episodes by which to remember it by.

  9. Torontogirl98 says:

    TBS come on, should be nice and easy just like cougar town!

    • Bob says:

      They can’t save everything. Although quite honestly, if they dumped Cougar Town to go after Happy Endings, I wouldn’t be upset.

  10. Grey says:

    SOmeone please save this show!!!!

  11. Lincoln says:

    Has there ever been a show that was canceled, then saved by another network the last hour, and a huge success thereafter?

  12. Mary Cefalu says:

    Who cares. The show isn’t that good.

  13. Waage says:

    This show dies. And all the Chuck Lorre suckfests for idiots will live on.

  14. Courtney says:

    Comeee onnnnnn; somebody! Please!

  15. maltru says:

    This is the opposite of a-mah-zing. It downright sooks.

    • Philipp says:

      I can’t have 30 Rock AND Happy Endings ending at about the same time! That would be too huge a comedy hole left in the world of television!

  16. Ron says:

    That’s too bad. It was an ok show. I would watch it when I was home, which isn’t very often. Although it’s an ok show, I’m not sure another network picking it up would do much good. USA already has a ton of original programming & it seems to me it would be difficult to find a place to put it. TNT picked up Southland & it lasted a couple of seasons, but it’s gone now. TBS picked up Cougar Town. I didn’t think it was that good when it was on ABC & I don’t see any changes that will keep it on TBS much longer.

  17. YES KEEP FIGHTING SONY!!!!!

  18. Joe says:

    no loss. Welcome back Coach and Kim Bauer.

  19. Eric7740 says:

    Come TBS!!! Come on Netflix!!! What about Hulu??? Lets save this amazing show!!! I need my Jane, Alex, Dave, Penny, Max and Brad gang!!!

  20. Ethel says:

    Show isn’t as much worth saving as Body of Proof.

    • Sheila says:

      Eh, it got ruined this season after getting rid of half of the cast & bringing on the stupid long-lost boyfriend

  21. david says:

    some one needs to step up and save this fantastic show! tvline can you use one of your 3 wishes????

  22. Prue says:

    Let’s start trending #SaveHappyEndings

  23. Josh Emerson says:

    Hoping for a miracle. Someone, anyone please save the show!!! :(

  24. Steven says:

    Where do i need to send money? Kickstarter? Something? Bueller?

  25. Paul says:

    I watched Happy Endings. I loved Happy Endings. I’m sad it was cancelled. It was cancelled with a dignified final episode, though, and that’s enough for me. Now the real question is whether or not S3 will get a DVD release. It’d better!

  26. Taryn says:

    well this is bad news :(

  27. Nth says:

    Is FXX, the FX’s companion network, launching in September, who is targeting this shows demo even looking at it?

  28. Steve Smith says:

    WGN America needs to pick this up.

  29. M says:

    Come on Sony! Don’t fail us now!

    • Bob says:

      Let’s be honest, if the show were THAT good, Sony would find a way to put it into syndication with new episodes. You remember syndication, right?

  30. Mike R. says:

    :’(

  31. rachelle says:

    I’m losing hope! And I never wanted to. I love this show soooooo much and I wish everyone could see it for the gem that it is.

  32. Dex P says:

    Somebody. Please.

  33. Joey says:

    Sad about this update. I wish TBS or Netflix would save the show.

  34. Dave says:

    Damages was saved by DirecTV at the last minute a few years back, so I still have some hope for Happy Endings! Please someone save this gem! TBS, Netflix, anyone!

  35. Kalee says:

    WHOSE BODY DO WE HAVE TO SELL TO KEEP HAPPY ENDINGS ON?!?! MINE? FINE!

  36. schu says:

    PLeeeeeeeeeeeeeease someone save it! It’s too beloved to have it end now! Give it a chance!

  37. Amelia says:

    Ratings over Quality will always win in this world.

  38. Prayingforhappyendings says:

    If this show doesn’t get picked up, I have wasted my 21st birthday wish :(

  39. Eduardo says:

    What’s terrible is that ABC saved THE NEIGHBORS and not this amazing show

  40. Brandy says:

    WTF? This is so depressing! One of the best comedies on t.v., and can’t find anyone to pick it up. So bummed right now. I’d watch it no matter where it went.

  41. Brandon says:

    I’ve loved Happy Endings from the beginning, but I’ve lost all hope for it to be saved. Sometimes the television industry just plain sucks.

  42. Young Matthew says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I hope someone saves it! My fingers are crossed. I love this show and don’t want to see it go.

  43. Jesse says:

    NOOOO!!! I can’t belive that no one wants this awesome show. PLEASE someone save it!!! ABC and USA can go to hell! WE HAVE TO KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!!#SaveHappyEndings

  44. Maya says:

    Someone must pick up this gem. I need this show back so badly.

  45. HAPPY ENDINGS + COMMUNITY = most perfect hour of television

  46. Mikael says:

    I really wish someone would save this show. It’s just so funny.

  47. Not Lamorne Morris says:

    TERRIBLE show with talented people…let it die so Damon Wayans, Elisha Cuthbert and Eliza Coupe can pursue other opportunities. Isn’t bad enough that Wayans missed out on New Girl because of this dreck?