we can finally rejoice! Elisha has landed a pilot at NBC; it was announced a couple of days ago.
From Happy Endings to a Happy possible new beginning?
Elisha Cuthbert has landed the female lead in One Big Happy, NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres-produced sitcom pilot about a lesbian, her lifelong male BFF and their newly complicated plan to make a baby together.
In the multi-camera project, Lizzy (played by Happy Endings alum Cuthbert) and her straight male best friend Luke (2 Broke Girls‘ Nick Zano) live together and finally succeed in having a baby via artificial insemination — just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life (the yet-to-be-cast Prudence).
DeGeneres is exec-producing the pilot with production partner Jeff Kleeman, director Scott Ellis and writer Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls).
I’m so happy for her and added bonus is Ellen DeGeneres! I absolutely loved the Happy Endings episode when Elisha (as Alex) dressed up as Ellen for Halloween. We’ll keep you posted on the status of the pilot as the news comes in… here’s hoping for a series order!
Huge news 24 fans! According to Deadline Hollywood…
The clock may start ticking again on Fox. I’ve learned that the network is looking to bring back signature real-time drama 24 as a limited series. Kiefer Sutherland is in early talks to reprise his Emmy-winning role as Agent Jack Bauer. No deals are in place, but Fox is eying 24 as part of its recent push in limited event series. Since 24 ended its eight-season run on Fox in 2010, there has been an effort to continue the story as a feature, which ultimately didn’t take off.
Great news Happy Endings fans! USA may pick up the series and give it a new home (fingers crossed) if ABC doesn’t pick it up! Let’s make this happen. I have been so sick of ABC and what they’ve done to Happy Endings. It was perfect behind Modern Family and then this year they want to move it to Tuesday nights where there are a TON of things on TV … most of which are ratings bonanza hits for their networks. It never had a chance; not to mention the horrid double up with airings on Sundays as well before banishing it to Friday nights post Last Man Standing & Malibu Country season finales. Pretty much, ABC doesn’t know how to schedule jack. Here’s a little bit from Deadline Hollywood!
EXCLUSIVE: Despite ratings hardship and real and clear danger of cancellation, Happy Endings may live up to its title even if ABC opts not to order a fourth season. I hear that Sony TV, the leading studio behind the underrated comedy series, has quietly reached out to a couple of networks, including USA Network and NBC, about the possibility of continuing the comedy there if ABC does not renew it. I hear USA, which has been looking to break into the half-hour original series space, has expressed interest and has had discussions about picking up Happy Endings in case of a cancellation by ABC.