VH1 Ushers In The New Year With 57 "Happy Endings"
VH1 Makes Deal With Sony Pictures Television For All 57 Episodes of "Happy Endings"
Critically Acclaimed Sitcom Will Debut on VH1 in New Year's Marathon of All Episodes Beginning Tuesday, December 31 at 8 PM
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2013 -- VH1 has acquired all 57 episodes of the critically- acclaimed sitcom "Happy Endings" from Sony Pictures Television. The VH1 deal marks the cable premiere for the single camera ensemble comedy which originally aired on ABC for three seasons from April 2011 through May 2013. "Happy Endings" will begin airing on VH1 with a marathon of every episode beginning Tuesday, December 31 at 8p running through New Year's Day before settling into its new home on Wednesday nights from 7p-9p ET/PT beginning January 8.
In addition to airing the show on VH1, the network has licensed rights to showcase episodes of the series online via its TV Everywhere platforms and also on the new VH1 App.
"Happy Endings is one of our favorite network series, and we consider ourselves lucky to be able to add it to the VH1 line-up. The show's authentic voice, memorable characters, and smart humor really stands out, and we're really pleased to be able to provide new platforms for viewers to enjoy it over and over. Lots of times," stated Ben Zurier, Executive Vice President, Programming, VH1.
"Happy Endings" offers a fresh and funny take on modern friendship and what one urban family will do to stay friends after the perfect couple who brought them all together, breaks up on their wedding day.
Forget who gets to keep the ring -- when a couple splits, the real question is, who gets to keep the friends? In this modern comedy, a couple's break-up will complicate all of their friends' lives and make everyone question their choices. When life throws you for a curve, hold on tight to the people you love. Every circle of friends has someone who's the gravitational center. For years, perfect couple Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) drew their friends in and held them together. Now that they've split, does this group have the stuff to stay together? Or do Max (Adam Pally), Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.), Jane (Eliza Coupe) and Penny (Casey Wilson) have to choose sides? Suddenly every event is a negotiation... like, who gets to go on the annual ski trip? There are a lot of big questions to be answered, but this group has been together so long, somehow, little by little, they'll figure out how to hold on, even though their center is split up. It helps that Dave and Alex have agreed to stay friends. But there will definitely be other complications down the road. This show isn't afraid to ask the embarrassing personal questions that inevitably arise in every long-term, close-knit group of friends.
Executive producers for "Happy Endings" are Jamie Tarses, Jonathan Groff and David Caspe.
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About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 14 countries and also maintains offices in 33 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 840 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.