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I could watch Elisha Cuthbert more easily if she spoke intelligibly.  For a show that depends largely on spoken jokes, you'd think they'd insist on better elocution from their stars.  I can't count the times I had to turn on closed captioning to find out what Alex's line was because replaying at a louder volume still didn't make it clear.
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As long as it's not in the return of 24 ...

As far as I know Kim Bauer is still alive and somewhere, I don't recall the last time I saw her talk to Jack or if they were going to see each other again.

Then again she does the dumb blonde so well..


In other matters, can we say Casey Wilson being the "mother" on HIMYM?

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In other matters, can we say Casey Wilson being the "mother" on HIMYM?
HIMYM's producers pride themselves on their consistency (though they have slipped up from time to time, of course).  Wilson is too tall and large-framed to fit with the leg-and-ankle view we had of the future mother in the episode "Girls vs. Suits."

At least Damon Wayans Jr. can make the occasional appearance in the role on "New Girl" that he gave up to return to "Happy Endings" when it got a pickup for second season two years ago; but the series that Wilson gave up to return to "Happy Endings" ("Retired at 35") has already been canceled (and her part had already been recast with Marissa Jaret Winokur [talk about not caring about dissimilarity of build; Winokur is about seven inches shorter than Wilson]).
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So that USA plan fell apart. Goodbye show. You deserved a better network.
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You can actually blame the downfall of Happy Endings directly on Don't trust the B in Apt 23. .

Uh, no. You can actually blame the downfall of Happy Endings on the writers. Season 1 was brilliant. The tone of the show has changed so much since then that I can barely watch the show anymore. It's become too Max and Penny centric. I little bit of them goes a long way, and the balance of them was much better in earlier episodes. Other, more likable characters, have suffered as a result with less screen time and less interesting dialog.

Less screen time with likable characters that the audience can relate to = less ratings.
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That change in tone occurred in season 3 not season 2. In fact, season 2 had the highest ratings Happy endings ever got. The ratings drop from "not good" to "awful" occurred to the friday night move. My points still stands.


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I thought season 2 was brilliant. Season 3, not so much.
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I didn't realize that Casey Wilson was going to be on HIMYM Monday night, and that's why DrLar, who must have seen the full guest cast list, brought it up.  Well, she was, in a one-time guest shot, not as the mysterious future mother.

For me, "Happy Endings" took its unreversed turn for the worse when Alex and Dave took each other's hands in the Season 2 finale.
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I saw the news of Casey Wilson being a guest star on HIMYM a while a go (maybe even here on HOTP) the real mom there wasn't listed, I should have known better.

Anyway I'm gonna miss Eliza Coupe, I hope either this show continues con cable or she gets another gig

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Anyway I'm gonna miss Eliza Coupe …
Coupe and Kate Micucci were about the only people from "Scrubs" whom I miss.  Micucci, of course, has been all over the TV (and comedy club stages) since then.
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It's not hype -- Happy Endings pickup talks are real at USA. May not be in time for tomorrow's upfront but they are proceeding...
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Yippee!
I have no idea what some of you are saying about the show slipping in quality. It was still hilarious all season long (except maybe the leftover episode from season one they snuck in)


And all three women are gorgeous, IMO...

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Critic's choice nominations, wow.. but I think Eliza had better chances than Casey

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More sources now telling me that HAPPY ENDINGS is "dead" at USA.

Game over.
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Game over.

Double Doh!

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Game over.

No surprise there.
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I'm just grateful that it lasted three seasons, and that there were no unaired episodes left in the can by ABC, as they did with "Better off Ted," "Mr. Belvedere," and "Married People."  (I'll strike "Don't Trust the B_____ in Apt. 23" from that list, because its unaired installments have been streamed on abc.com.)
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What I can't really figure out is TBS is sitting there with Cougar Town on Tuesday Nights. They have re runs of big bang lead into a new episode of cougar town which leads to a rerun of Cougar Town which leads to Conan.
8:30-BBT
9-CT (new)
9.30-CT (rerun)
10-Conan

It would make a lot of sense that Conan gets Happy Endings for a lead in on Tuesdays. TBS is thrilled that Cougar Town has 2 million viewers, I could easily see Happy Endings getting just as many if it was in that lead-in gap to conan.

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Casey Wilson and Adam Pally will be the panelists on "The Jeselnik Offensive" Tuesday, July 23, at 10:30 PM ET/PT on Comedy Central.

For those of you not familiar with Anthony Jeselnik's humor, it's very acidic, and his panelists get into the same vein, so this should show us a different side of them from what we saw as Penny and Max.
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Adam Pally appears to have a recurring role on "The Mindy Project" now; he first appeared on the 2013-10-01 episode, and at the end the implication was that we'd see more of him.
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Adam Pally appears to have a recurring role on "The Mindy Project" now; he first appeared on the 2013-10-01 episode, and at the end the implication was that we'd see more of him.

He started as a recurring, then got bumped up to a regular mid September. Which is one reason I don't think I'll be watching a lot of 'Mindy' this season. He really grates on my nerves.
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