We Now Know The Sad Truth About That ‘Happy Endings’ Countdown Clock

The chance of the Happy Endings clock, which not so coincidentally counted down to April 1, being anything other than a cruel joke was slim. It’s now at zero percent, after creator David Caspe told EW that “a writer or an assistant with access to the Twitter account set up the countdown clock as a gag without his knowledge.” That is not very a-mah-zing.

“It took on a life of its own to the point that actually there was some interest in finding a place to do a few more episodes or an hourlong special,” says Caspe. “So then I couldn’t comment because I wasn’t allowed to say anything yet. But as we hit April 1, nothing has really panned out, and I don’t want to keep people hanging on, so I have to say something. Happy Endings remains cancelled for now. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to do an hourlong or a couple stand-alone episodes, and I’ve talked to the cast about even just doing a five-minute cold open. I want to apologize to anyone who is annoyed. It was just a writers’ room bit that kind of got away from them. I realize that this could piss off a lot of fans, and our hardcore fans and critics are all we’ve ever had…. But I also have to say that it was really awesome to see how much love there was for the show. We didn’t really think anyone was watching anymore. It was great to see that someone was.” (Via)

While I’d love to see Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans, Jr., and Casey Wilson get the gang back together, I’m not sure it has to be for Happy Endings. It was a great show that somehow lasted for 57 episodes, and I wouldn’t want an unnecessary reunion to dent its legacy. But do I want it on Netflix Instant?

Via EW