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TV Cancellations: ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Go On’ and more!

TV Cancellations: ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Go On’ and more!
May 13, 2013 JEREMY FEIST
Happy Endings

Happy Endings

Most of the big shows are ending their seasons right about now, in order to make way for the summer line up and give their fall debuts enough time to film for the upcoming season. This means that many networks are now taking the time to announce which shows have been cancelled, and thus far, there haven’t been many big surprises: According to US Weekly, ABC has cancelled long-running shows like Happy Endings and Private Practice, as well as newcomers like Reba McEntire‘s Malibu County

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.

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.

Meanwhile, TVLine reports that NBC has saved Community and Parks and Recreation, and has ditched Go On, Whitney and the dismembered remains of Up All Night

Go On‘s death brings to five the number of shows the network has euthanized in the past 24 hours (a number that is expected to rise). It joins fellow freshman series 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids and Deception, as well as Up All Night and Whitney. Even the news division isn’t safe — NBC has also axed Brian Williams’ Rock Center.

The silver lining to all this is that there’s a rumor floating out there that NBC is considering bringing back Dan Harmon to Community. To be honest, I thought the last season has actually been a lot better than most people give it credit for, but Harmon’s voice has always been one of the best parts about the show, and if nothing else his return will finally stop people from complaining about how “bad” it is.