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Happy Endings Could Move to USA Network if Canceled by ABC

April 4, 2013  |  2:45pm
<i>Happy Endings</i> Could Move to USA Network if Canceled by ABC

According to Deadline, the acclaimed-yet-low-rated Happy Endings may relocate to USA Network if ABC does not order a fourth season of the ensemble comedy.

The USA Network is reportedly interested in picking up Happy Endings if a cancellation by ABC occurs. Known for hour-long shows like Burn Notice and Pysch, the cable network is looking to expand into original 30-minute programming.

Happy Endings originally benefited when aired in the time slot following ABC hit Modern Family. For the third season in September 2012, the sitcom became a part of a new Tuesday night comedy block and ratings slipped for the fan-favorite series. After an attempt to show new episodes on both Sundays and Tuesdays, ABC recently moved Happy Endings to Friday night with back-to-back episodes.

If this deal takes place, it would be distinctively similar to TBS’ rescue of former ABC comedy Cougar Town last year.

Happy Endings airs Fridays on ABC at 9 p.m. EST. Watch ABC’s campaign to save the show here.

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