ABC’s ‘Happy Endings’ May End Up at USA Network

Last month the cult favorite ABC comedy Happy Endings was relegated to a Friday night timeslot, making it an almost certainty for cancellation by the network. But fans of the little comedy that could just might be getting a happy ending of their own.

According to a report at TV Line, the USA Network just MIGHT pick up the series should ABC decide not to renew it for a fourth season. It seems that Sony TV, which produces the comedy, has “approached a few networks about continuing the show” should it not come back on ABC next fall, and USA has “expressed interest”.

Now all that being said, fans should be forewarned that this is NOT a confirmation that ‘Happy Endings’ is being cancelled nor is it a confirmation that the USA Network is moving forward with the show; but more that plans are in the works to see if this crossover is a possibility. Regardless, ‘Happy Endings’ fans have at least a small ray of hope to latch onto should the network not renew the comedy.

‘Happy Endings’ debuted on ABC back in April of 2010, performing moderately well during its first season with an average viewership of approximately 4.2 million viewers. In its second season the comedy improved in its overall average of viewers, earning approximately 6.5 million viewers. The show, sadly, hit a decline in its third season and has, thus far, only earned an average of 3.3 million viewers so far this season.

With the recent move to Friday nights and the declining ratings, fans have reason to be concerned, but this possible reprieve by the USA Network just might be what the doctor ordered. Time will tell.

In the meantime, ‘Happy Endings’ will air two new back-to-back episodes of its current third season on ABC tomorrow night, Friday, April 4 at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c.