‘Happy Endings’ Producers Join ‘Assistance’ Pilot as Part of Two-Year Deal With NBC/Universal

What is going on over at ABC? First of all, I have no idea if I will ever see another episode of Happy Endings. The show was moved to Fridays after lots of schedule shuffling, although none of the remaining episodes have aired yet. And today we learn that two of the show’s producers, Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener, have signed a two-year deal with NBC/Universal, which involves their involvement in the pilot for Assistance, which is based on the play by Leslye Headland. Headland, you may remember, wrote and directed the bitingly funny Bachelorette, which she also adapted from her play. Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 (R.I.P.) star Krysten Ritter is attached as the lead. Let’s cross our fingers that this show, which has some great talent behind it, gets picked up to series. But also, WHERE IS HAPPY ENDINGS? I miss my Happy Endings, which is a sentence I never thought I’d say—at least not in this context.

[via THR]

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