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Happy news for fans of Happy Endings. Entertainment Weekly reports the cast of the cancelled ABC sitcom will reunite this fall for a live reading of a never-before-seen episode.The cast, which includes Damon Wayans Jr., Adam Pally, Elisha Cuthbert, Eliza Coupe, Casey Wilson, and Zachary Knighton, came together earlier this year and said they'd love to revive the comedy if they could.Read More… »
In a television landscape full of nostalgia grabs and reboots, “Happy Endings” is one show that has yet to find its second life. The David Caspe-created sitcom about six friends living in Chicago fostered a small but passionate audience, and was cancelled in 2013 after three seasons on ABC.
During a reunion panel at the Vulture Festival on Sunday, Caspe said that he has received offers bring the show back, but joked that none of them have been seriously considered (“six episodes, shot on an iPhone”).
Still, the creator seemed open to the possibility of a revival in the future. “I think that if someone would actually let us do it the real way, that everyone [in the cast] would want to do it.”
- Seth Kelley
The Happy Endings crew is getting back together. The cast and creators of the cancelled ABC sitcom are reuniting at Vulture Festival later this month in New York City.
Created by David Caspe, the comedy starred Adam Pally, Elisha Cuthbert, Eliza Coupe, Casey Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr., and Zachary Knighton as a group of tight-knit friends. The series began in 2011 and was cancelled in 2013 after only three seasons.
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We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and American Idol!
2 | On Sleepy Hollow, why was Danny — who joined the Witnesses’ team five minutes ago! — calling the shots during the siege on The Hidden One? And could »
Happy Endings never got its own happy ending. The series was cancelled in 2013 after only three seasons. Now, on the eve of its five-year anniversary, Complex has published an oral history of the cult-favorite ABC sitcom.
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The size of your nostalgia threshold will greatly impact the degree of enjoyment siphoned from Netflix’s newest throwback sitcom The Ranch. Unlike the last one, the new Ashton Kutcher-starring series is an original creation in concept, but as backward thinking and redundant as any other of these stuffy, acrid sitcom cliché retreads that crib all of the worst part of 90’s-era shows and drops everything that made them work (i.e. interesting characters, actual jokes) for the most shameful of lazy, negligent humor.
Take for example, the pilot’s most esteemed running gag: when Colt Bennett (Ashton Kutcher) returns home to Garrison, Colorado after a failed football career, he comes trotting into the family’s Iron River Ranch in a pair of Ugg Boots. Visually humorous for a scene or two, without even needing to be mentioned, co-creators Don Reo and »
- Mitchel Broussard
Just kidding, it totally is. But that doesn’t mean the series — which dropped its first 10 episodes on the streaming service early Friday morning — doesn’t have a few surprises up its sleeve, particularly in the more dramatic exchanges between Kutcher and his on-screen father Sam Elliott. Truth be told, it often feels like the series walks the line between an uninspired sitcom and an intelligent stage play. (Yeah, I said “intelligent.” Want to fight about it? »
"The Ranch" marks a reunion for Ashton Kutcher with both his co-star from "The 70s Show" Danny Masterson and two of the writers from his time on "Two and a Half Men." The Emmy nominated Don Reo and Jim Patterson created this heartfelt series that stars Kutcher as Colt Bennett, a semi-pro football player who returns to Colorado to help his brother Jimmy (Masterson) and father Beau (Sam Elliott) run the family ranch. Two-time Oscar nominee Debra Winger plays Maggie, the estranged wife of Beau who runs a local watering hole while "24" and "Happy Endings" alum Elisha Cuthbert is an ex looking to reconnect with Colt. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions Reviews for the 10 episodes of this comedy that starts streaming on Netflix on Friday (April 1) have been especially strong for Elliott. This veteran actor is enjoying a c »
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Perhaps you've heard of this little indie film? Own it you can this week. Mmm. Yes! Let The Force be with you - always - when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" makes itself available, first April 1 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and then April 5 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. As you might expect, the release comes with a wealth of bonus features, including an in-depth "making-of" documentary, deleted scenes, and several other featurettes.
Check out this deleted scenes teaser:
"The Path" (Hulu)
- Gina Carbone
Netflix has been opportunistic about seizing upon titles, talent and genres that more traditional TV sources have neglected, which likely explains its interest in doing a multi-camera sitcom, albeit one peppered with pay-cable-type expletives. Enter “The Ranch,” which, starring Ashton Kutcher, and coming from “Two and a Half Men” alums Don Reo and Jim Patterson, might as well be called simply “Three Men” given the similarities.
Certainly, nobody strained any creative muscles in crafting this concept. Kutcher plays Colt, a perpetual Peter Pan who has spent the last several years pursuing a semipro football career, still something of a local hero because of his exploits as a college quarterback. Colt stops by home in Colorado en route to a tryout, and quickly finds himself at odds again with his dad, Beau (Sam Elliott), and older brother Rooster (Danny Masterson), who never left and, between put-downs, fills his sibling in on »
- Brian Lowry
What's next for the guy who took over "Two and a Half Men"? Well, another laugh-track sitcom of course! Only this time, Kutcher will be streaming on Netflix and — gasp! — swearing openly! Read More: Gillian Jacobs & Paul Rust on The Real, Romantic Horror Stories That Inspired 'Love' The veteran TV star who broke out in "That 70's Show" is reuniting with one of its stars in "The Ranch," a new Netflix original series in which Danny Masterson co-stars as the brother of Kutcher's former football star turned family rancher, and the son to a father who's always tried to give his children a realistic perspective on life. The tonally awkward trailer above certainly promises an interesting mix of somber life lessons and tired "phrasing!" jokes, but with a cast including Sam Elliott, Debra Winger and Elisha Cuthbert, there's bound to be something great in the first 10 episode season. »
- Ben Travers
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In the first trailer for the new multi-camera sitcom, the former That ’70s Show co-stars are joined by on-screen dad Sam Elliott (Justified), a foul-mouthed rancher prophesying about life while chowing down on a bowl of quinoa.
His desire to prognosticate probably has something to do with son Colt (Kutcher), who’s struggling to let go of his semi-pro football career after returning home to help »
In surprise news that proves that 2016 is already better than 2015 by leaps and bounds, Hulu announced yesterday that it has put all 57 episodes of ABC's cult comedy Happy Endings on its streaming platform. The zany, amahzing, post-Friends hangout sitcom starred Casey Wilson, Eliza Coupe, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans, Jr., Elisha Cuthbert, and Zachary Knighton (what a cast) as a group of friends in Chicago and made it through three seasons before being unjustly cancelled by the powers that be. We have some recommendations on where to start, but really you could just call off your weekend plans and watch the whole thing. »
- Jackson McHenry
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