There Might Be A Happy Ending For Happy Endings After All

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As one of the six loyal viewers of Happy Endings, I’m thrilled to hear the news that the show might not be over forever. In fact, according to the show’s creator, David Caspe, there’s still hope out there that the show could be picked up on another network.  As our favorite gal pal Penny would say, Ah-mazing. 

Even though the show hasn’t caught on the way it should’ve by now,  I still believe that it could if people gave it a fair chance. The problem — besides ABC turning its weekly episode air time into a weekly scavenger hunt that even my DVR couldn’t keep up with on the reg — is that the show’s full of inside jokes. Which is great if you watch every single episode. Not so great if you make a friend watch one random episode in an attempt to convince her that the show’s amazing.

Like so many great comedies before it (*cough* *cough* Arrested Development), you have to watch the episodes in order to fully appreciate them to their fullest. Watch one episode and you’ll hate every single character. Watch every single episode and you’ll feel like they’re family. Am I saying it’s anywhere near as smart as Arrested? No, but nothing is, so that’s not a fair comparison.

Am I saying it’s smarter than 90% of the comedies you see on TV today? Yes, yes I am. In a year when we’ve lost 30 Rock and the The B in Apartment 23 and the prospect that The Mindy Project would be laugh-out-loud-funny, it seems unfair that we’re on the verge of losing another good show. So cross your fingers that it ends up getting picked up on another network. And while you’re doing that, make sure to also watch every single episode that’s aired so far so you’re all caught up for next season. If you like funny TV, you’ll like Happy Endings. That’s all there is to it.

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    • Jill O’Rourke

      I can’t survive without my weekly Jane Kerkovich-Williams fix.

      • Jenni

        They’re one of the best TV couples. I love how they never have those cheesy ’90s sitcoms fights that so many other shows still have.

    • Madison

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one who watches this show… it’s been a lonely, uphill battle to get people on the Happy Endings bandwagon, but I will not rest until this wonderful show is safe!

      • Jenni

        Cougar Town got saved, so I feel like the odds are good for this one!

    • Katie

      Fave show. I try and try and try to tell other to watch it… but usually (and strangely) to no avail. In 5 years everyone will watch it on Netflix and realize its value and scream for it to come back and how tragic its cancellation was.

      • Jenni

        It’s so frustrating because my friends who LOVE funny TV don’t want to give it a chance.

    • Robbie

      To be honest when they first started showing commercials for it in Ireland, I was VERY skeptical that this show would be any good – It just looked like an average, bland (laugh-track filled) sitcom. I thought it was just gonna be about Dave getting over being left at the alter by Alex. It was only after reading a few comments online about how everyone wanted to save Happy Endings that I gave it a chance and watched from the beginning. Now it’s one of my favorite tv shows on the air!

      So anyone still on the fence about this show: PLEEEEEASE give it a chance! The characters are just a perfect mix. Amahzing!

    • Kayla

      The characters are hilarious in a way that make you want to hang out with them every single day. Simply put, this show is sa kewt.

    • Russian55

      I’ve seen this show and watch it only because it is funnier than my right shoe.

      But not by much.

      • Jenni

        Either your shoe is hilarious or your standards for comedy are very low.

      • Russian55

        It’s just that the best path for Happy Endings would be to end.