ABC did some tidying up of its midseason schedule late last night, and in the process continued its inhumane treatment of one of television's best comedies. Sorry, Happy Endings, you done been screwed again.
Beginning March 29, "the critically acclaimed comedy Happy Endings," as ABC referred to it in a press release, will be excommunicated to Friday nights at 8pm, where it will air back-to-back episodes because for some reason ABC can't wait to get this show off the air as fast as possible. This continues ABC's cruel game of "Where's Happy Endings?" which over the course of the show's three seasons has challenged viewers to find the comedy as it's been bounced around the network's schedule. With this new move, Happy Endings will have spent time on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
And what is forcing ABC to give Happy Endings the Friday treatment? The incredibly important social experiment Celebrity Wife Swap! Semi-famous spouses will be traded on Tuesday nights at 8pm starting February 26, pushing back the awful cooking competition The Taste by an hour into Happy Endings' old spot.
So not only is Happy Endings getting moved to Fridays, it will take an unceremonious month-long break before it gets there (while waiting for the current tenants of ABC's Fridays-from-8pm-to-9pm hour, Last Man Standing and Malibu Country, to finish out their current seasons). It's gonna take a miracle for Happy Endings to get renewed for Season 4. I give up.