ABC Asks Viewers to Help Save ‘Happy Endings’ – Will it Work?

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It’s been a rough past few months for the ABC comedy series Happy Endings starring Casey Wilson, Zachart Knighton, Elisha Cuthbert, Eliza Coupe, Adam Pally and Damon Wayans Jr., and the future of the series seems to be in question.

First, the show started airing an extra episode on Sundays in addition to the normal Tuesday timeslot, but the weekend ratings weren’t up to snuff so that plan was nixed. Now the show has been switched to Fridays, a day that usually spells the beginning of the end for any series – except in rare instances (like the survival of Fringe). Thankfully, ABC isn’t simply giving up on the show.

Happy Endings returns to ABC’s schedule next week on March 29th, and a new promo for what will be an hour-long, back-to-back block of episodes speaks to viewers saying, “You can save Happy Endings!” Here’s the TV spot in question from The Hollywood Reporter:

If the network itself is telling viewers to watch in order to save the series, that’s a pretty good indicator that the series is on its way out the door and may not get picked up for a fourth season. Of course, this should be no surprise to fans as the series has always hung on by a small thread from the beginning, with a #SaveHappyEndings hashtag on Twitter popping up since 2011.

Now it really seems to be the time to call audiences to action. The show has been ABC’s lowest rated, non-Friday scripted show, and TV By the Numbers pegs series cancellation as a guarantee at this point (they’re usually right on the money). Even with a boost in key demographics coming from DVR numbers, it’s just not enough.

ABC’s push to fans to save the series is nice and hopeful, but it doesn’t seem like they’re trying all that hard. It’ll be up to the viewers whether or not ABC saves the show, and that seems like it’ll take a miracle at this point. If worst comes to worst, maybe a cable network like TBS, which saved Cougar Town, will pick up the pieces. Do you think Happy Endings has the power to defy death again?

Save Happy Endings by watching when it returns March 29th at 8/7c on ABC

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Funniest show on television. Would hate to see it go

    • Happy Endings isn’t funny at all. Its conceited and lame no talent show.

  2. This, this is just sad. Funniest show on TV doesn’t get the respect it deserves.

  3. I like the show. But I won’t tune in. Live TV is for suckers.

  4. I’ll be sad when it goes but let’s face it, the show will be canceled.
    Especially with it now airing on Friday. The demo that ABC wants doesn’t watch TV on Friday nights.

  5. My brother watches this. I saw a few episodes but only found the one where the guy acts like a bear funny. He’ll be surprised to hear it’s on the verge of being cancelled but not very upset since a lot of the US shows he watches get canned whether good or not.

  6. Very sad. The show is seriously funny.

  7. IFC, Comedy Central or FX should pick the show up because this show has potential.

  8. Worst buck pass ever, hey people, it’s your fault if the show fails, not ours.

  9. Such a funny show, I always ending up watching it secondhand…

  10. I’m not necessarily a “fan” of this show. But I have watched it a number of times, and find it to be much more bearable than the horrible sitcoms on TV that get huge ratings. I can confirm that Two Broke Girls is easily the worst show on network television.

    But I don’t get attached to shows for this very reason. In fact, I won’t even start watching a show until the 4th season. Because out of all the shows I’ve loved, there have only two shows that have lived past 3 seasons. Scrubs, and Everybody Loves Raymond.

    • totally agree with u man.I had high hopes for Ben and Kate but the network crushed my dreams.I guess he idiots running the network dont care much about fan following .They want both fans and a sh*tload of fans for leaving a show alone.

    • I’ve never watched Two Broke Girl,but can it possibly be worst than Whitney?

      Either way,there are some retched sit-coms on TV these days,and bringing back Happy Endings wouldn’t be a bad move.

      • Believe me, Whitney looks like The Godfather compared to Two Broke Girls. And I would not recommend watching Two Broke Girls, unless you enjoy masochism.
        It is funny you mentioned Whitney though, as she is the person responsible for both of those awful shows.

        • Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but to put Whitney and The Godfather in the same sentence makes me question everything you have to say. Also if you don’t start watching shows until the fourth season how do you know about Two Broke Girls, Whitney, or Happy Endings?

          Longshanks, I don’t know why ILMM doesn’t like Two Broke Girls. I think it is a very funny show and is vastly superior to Whitney, but what show isn’t?

          OT, I hope they don’t cancel Happy Endings, it is a great show. I don’t know who is running these networks but they are complete idiots. Just think about all the shows that started off slow and then became mega-hits. If Seinfeld was made today, it wouldn’t get past three episodes.

          • Well Mike, you said Two Broke Girls is a good show, so that alone makes me question your judgement.

            And what I was saying was, I won’t get attached to a show until season 4. That doesn’t mean that I can’t any given show until its in it’s forth season. I just won’t watch it religiously. I might catch an episode here and there.

            Plus for fun, I like to check out all the new shows (good or bad) that come out in the beginning of the season. And I also like to give shows a second chance, so I’ll watch it again if it makes it to end of the season.

  11. Unless you are a Nielsen tracked household it doesn’t really matter if you tune in or not to the live broadcast. They would probably be better off asking everyone to buy the episode online on iTunes or Amazon. It’s sad, because if this show were on a cable network there wouldn’t be any talk of canceling…

  12. Love the show and I guess all I can do as a fan is hope for a (wait for it) happy ending *yea I did*

  13. pathetic.

  14. i recently discovered this show while watching at a friends house and think its hilarious. The ratings system theyre most likely using (as well as others) is so antiquated and flawed that its pathetic. whats even more pathetic is there still isnt a suitable replacement. Hell, looking at how many times its downloaded from popular torrent sites is a better indication of viewership than what we have now

  15. Its well written and funny with a great cast plus lots of really good ideas… So its obvious the Network want to cancel it isn’t it… As a UK viewer it would be a real shame to lose this programme from the schedules and I am very disapointed with ABC. What are they going to replace it with another dumb generic reality TV show? Tut tut… Do better.

  16. Bring baaaaaaaack!!! Happy Endings Its so awesome!

  17. Hey there HE fans,
    I worked at the post house that did all the visual effects for the show. We put a breakdown reel together of some of our proudest shots over the 3 seasons it was on air. Check it out and please share: http://ievfx.com/projects/257/happy_endings
    Hope you like it!!
    -m