ABC Shows Canceled: Happy Endings, Body of Proof and More
Will there be a happy ending for Happy Endings? ABC canceled the critically adored but low-rated comedy after three seasons on Friday, May 10. Starring Damon Wayans Jr., Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Casey Wilson and Adam Pally, the half-hour comedy was featured in a different timeslot each year. In it most recent season, Happy Endings was moved from Tuesdays to Sundays. It was taken off the schedule before returning with back-to-back episodes on Fridays.
"You guys are rad," Knighton tweeted. "We'll be back." If all goes well, the show will find another network. USA is reportedly interested in picking the series up, just as TBS picked up Cougar Town after it was canceled by ABC in 2012.
ABC canceled four other shows on May 10, including Dana Delaney's Body Of Proof, Sarah Chalke's How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life), Reba McEntire's Malibu Country and Radha Mitchell's Red Widow. The network had already axed 666 Park Avenue, Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23, Last Resort, Private Practice and Zero Hour from its lineup.
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On a more positive note, the network renewed many of its shows, including Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, Nashville, Suburgatory, Once Upon a Time, Castle, Last Man Standing, The Middle and Revenge. It has yet to announce whether Family Tools and The Neighbors will be returning for more seasons.
NBC canceled a string of shows, too, including Smash, The New Normal, Whitney, Go On, 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids, Up All Night and Deception. The network previously removed Animal Practice and Do No Harm from its lineup. Fox chose not to renew Touch for a third season after canceling Ben & Kate earlier this year. CBS will no longer air CSI: NY, Rules of Engagement, Vegas or Golden Boy.
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