Save Happy Endings!

I’m talking about Happy Endings, the ABC comedy, of course.

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In the last year or three, sitcoms have been making a comeback. There have been more quality sitcoms than in the several years prior (most of which have been promptly cancelled).

Side note: I felt like a freaking idiot after I bet my friend Jeff that 2011′s Free Agents would last a full season. It was really funny, btw.

Some of my favorite new shows are now on the chopping block, including: The New Normal (I haven’t kept up with this one, my bad), Guys With Kids, and Happy Endings (now in season 3). Community (season 4) is looking iffy but I’m optimistic.

While I don’t have time to make an impassioned plea for all my faltering shows, I would be remiss if I didn’t pick at least one to attempt to resuscitate.

Save Happy Endings!

The basics: Happy Endings is like “Friends”, but in Chicago, and single-camera (no studio audience) and faster and funnier. The writing is super sharp and the cast is amahhhzing.

1. Damon Wayans, Jr. (Brad)

Funny runs in the family, I guess? I don’t know but his comic timing is perfection.

2. Adam Pally (Max)

Possibly the only non-stereotypical gay character on TV.

3. Casey Wilson (Penny)

SNL alum that just… nails it. (Pictured above learning to be a hipster for one episode.)

4. Eliza Coupe (Jane)

Before this, I only knew her from Scrubs: The New Class (my title), on which she was also excellent. If TV has taught me anything, it’s that every group of friends needs a crazy type-A nut job.

5. Elisha Cuthbert (Alex)

Remember The Girl Next Door? That movie was pretty solid, I thought. Anyway, she plays “The Dumb One” perfectly, which this book will tell you, is not about playing dumb, but about playing innocent.

6. Zachary Knighton (Dave)

OMG this character is just too nice. Uggh, I couldn’t find a funny gif of him because teenage girls just love him (or something?)! Too bad, because his bizarre love of V-necks is quite amusing.

Okay… so…? Convinced yet?

Great, so, be a doll and… hop on the bandwagon real quick. Catch up on past seasons wherever videos are streamed. Most recent episodes on Hulu.

And if you could watch the new episodes live, instead of DVR’d or online, that would really help for ratings purposes. (Do as I say, not as I do.)

Or maybe just like this facebook page, which I did not start but seems to be well updated. Even you can handle that.

Related: Buzzfeed’s 36 Reasons “Happy Endings” Is The Best Show On TV

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  1. Oh, no, I love this show! I didn’t know it was on the chopping block. The whole cast is great, but I think Damon Wayans, Jr. is so funny. I would be sad to see this show go. It’s ‘amaaaaazing.’

  2. Maybe I’ll check it out. I’m still a huge fan of Big Bang Theory as the writing is snappy and Jim Parsons nails it.

    I do notice one thing though – any show that has a Wayans brother in it nowadays dies a quick death. They are funny but might be the “kiss of death”. White Chicks though I can always watch!


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