Despite Happy Endings’ less than happy ratings, the series may be saved from total elimination if ABC decides to not renew the comedy for a fourth season. USA Network is reportedly eyeing the series and considering the possibility of continuing the comedy should ABC not renew it. USA Network has been trying to break through into the half-hour original series domain, and has expressed an interest in picking up Happy Endings to fit the bill.
If the finer details of finances can be worked out, Happy Endings could be a profitable venture for USA Network, who has yet to green light a single half-hour comedy despite actively developing and ordering pilots. Happy Endings has currently spend two seasons cuddled up nicely against Emmy-winning family comedy Modern Family, but when it was shifted over to a Tuesday timeslot alongside Don’t Trust The B---- At Apt. 23 it slid in the ratings and was relocated to Fridays. While ABC has actively supported the series from the beginning, including launching a ‘Save The Show’ promo, their ratings still plummeted down by 25% and 46% consecutively since its last Tuesday airing on January 29th.
A transfer to a new network could be a smart move for Happy Endings. When the ABC comedy Cougar Town was struggling in its third season, ABC graciously handed it off to TBS, where it has since flourished.
Would you like to see Happy Endings on the USA Network, or is the series a lost cause?