The long shot hope that 'Happy Endings' fans had that the show would be saved is now gone.
The series, which ABC cancelled, will not be heading to a new network. Sony Pictures TV tried its best to find a new home for it, but the cast options are set to expire this weekend and without a deal in place, it is all coming to an end.
The show, which ran for three seasons, did draw some interest from cable networks - mainly USA, which is trying to expand its portfolio and add half-hour comedies to its roster. Serious talks were had between Sony and USA, but there ended up being a disconnect between the two sides and things fell apart.
No other negotiations ever got past the exploratory phase. Oddly, TBS never seemed to seriously consider the series, which seemed like a real possibility, given how it saved 'Cougar Town.'
'Happy Endings' ended up being another critically acclaimed series that was beloved by fans, but never could move the ratings needle that much. It's best run was its second season following 'Modern Family,' but that success was not sustained. Eventually the show was moved to Friday nights, a clear sign that ABC's faith in the show had eroded.
'Happy Endings' starred Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr. and Casey Wilson.