‘Happy Endings' Cast Reunites For Hilarious Script-Reading Of Lost Episode

The Paley Center For Media Presents An Evening With 'Happy Endings'
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 29: Actors Daman Wayans Jr., Eliza Coupe, Zachary Knighton, Elisha Cuthbert, Adam Pally and Casey Wilson attend The Paley Center for Media's An Evening with 'Happy Endings' on August 29, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo : Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Fans have just been recently treated for a sweet surprise as the cast of “Happy Endings” reunited for a special unaired episode. The entire cast along with the people responsible for creating the series have sat down for an exclusive impromptu script-reading of the said episode.

Just recently, the cast of “Happy Endings” graced the Entertainment Weekly Pop Fest event and revealed a story of an episode from the said series. It was not just any episode but one that was not aired, which the cast and crew fondly referred to as the lost episode. The lost episode was titled “Happy To Be Here” and the exclusive script-reading for it took place as a donation drive for a mutual friend and the series’ late script supervisor, Tracy Scott, who recently passed away.

The “Happy To Be Here” takes places a few years after the finale of the series, where all six main characters namely, Penny, Jane, Alex, Max, Brad, and Dave were happily dancing to the grooves at a wedding while the camera zoomed out of the final scene. But surprisingly, just a few seconds after the happy happenstance, somehow all six of them got into a fight that resulted to them not speaking to each other ever again.

The lost episode is revealed to be the supposed first episode of the fourth season, if the said season has actually pushed through and unfortunately, despite the script-reading taking place, the epsiode will not be filmed and aired. “Happy Endings”, which starred Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr., and Casey Wilson, made its premiere on television through ABC in April 2011. It ran 57 happy episodes for three short seasons. It ended its run in May 2013 after the show was decided to be cancelled.

The announcement of the comedy show being cancelled took place in early May 2013 and several fans were angered and voiced out their disappointment over the decision. The sitcom was cancelled due to its low ratings, which actually resulted from ABC’s faulty scheduling of the popular show. The cancellation news was even dubbed as one of the worst television decisions ever.

Aside from running regular episodes on ABC during its active years, “Happy Endings” also premiered a spinoff web series on YouTube starring the same main characters. The webisodes, titled “Happy Endings: Happy Rides” were sponsored by Subaru. The web series consisted of one season of six two-minute long episodes. Also after its cancellation, VH1 acquired the syndications rights in 2014 to release the series on VH1’s “TV Everywhere” and also on the VH1 mobile application.

With the series’ abrupt demise, the cast could not help but be emotional and delighted with the reunion for the show. David Caspe, creator of the show, admitted that it felt like a sweet dream being with the cast altogether reading a script even though they were not even shooting for an episode. As a matter of fact, fans also are also relieved to see them back together that they have even asked whether or not it was possible that the series could make a comeback.

Caspe addressed the matter and said that he and the cast would love to do a revival of the show but unfortunately no one has stepped up to suggest it. Now the probability of the show being revived has decreased with the some of the cast members being busy with their own respective schedules. Hopefully, later if not soon, the show will return as fans want it back.


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