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[05/14/15 - 11:09 AM]
Showtime(R) Debuts 2015 Primetime Emmy(R) Campaign
The 2015 Emmy campaign will feature ads for the network's critically-acclaimed series including first-time contenders "Penny Dreadful," "HAPPYish" and "The Affair."

[04/20/15 - 10:03 AM]
Showtime(R) Offers Early Sampling for the Premieres of New Comedy "HAPPYish" and Psychological Thriller "Penny Dreadful" Across Multiple Platforms Now
Said offerings premiere Sunday, April 26 and Sunday, May 3, respectively, on the pay channel.

[03/27/15 - 10:15 AM]
Showtime(R) Offers a Sneak Preview of New Comedy Series "HAPPYish" After the Season Finale of "Shameless" on Sunday, April 5
The newcomer will then formally launch on Sunday, April 26 at 9:30/8:30c.

[03/26/15 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 26 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Justin Kirk to join Sarah Silverman's comedy pilot at HBO; TNT to redevelop its "Cocaine Cowboys" drama pilot; and Oded Fehr is bound for ABC Family's "Stitchers."

[03/10/15 - 10:26 AM]
Rob Reiner Gets a Little "Happyish": Legendary Comedian to Guest Star on New Showtime(R) Comedy Series
Reiner, playing a version of himself, will work with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan) on an important ad campaign.

[03/06/15 - 01:31 PM]
Showtime(R) Releases Key Art and First Trailer for Its New Comedy Series "Happyish"
The series, premiering Sunday, April 26, stars Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Emmy(R) winner and Golden Globe nominee Bradley Whitford.

[02/24/15 - 03:54 PM]
Showtime 2015 Spring Programming Overview
Highlights include new comedy specials from Jay Mohr, Andrew Dice Clay and Alec Mapa.

[02/09/15 - 08:26 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases a First Look Tease of the New Comedy Series "Happyish"
Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford star in the series, premiering Sunday, April 26 at 9:30/8:30c.

[02/06/15 - 10:44 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere the Highly-Anticipated Second Season of Psychological Thriller "Penny Dreadful" on a New Date
The show's sophomore run will now kick off on Sunday, May 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/12/15 - 02:26 PM]
Showtime Gets "Happyish" on April 26 - New Series Stars Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford
The series is a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness and why it continues to be so elusive.

[12/09/14 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 9
Updates include: David Costabile cast in Showtime's "Billions"; Christopher McDonald latest set for TNT's "Cocaine Cowboys"; and ABC developing Ken Follett's "Fall of Giants" as a limited series.

[11/21/14 - 01:08 PM]
Emmy(R) and Tony Award(R) Winner Ellen Barkin to Guest Star on "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
She's set as Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan).

[11/14/14 - 10:33 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner and Golden Globe(R) Nominee Bradley Whitford Joins "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll play Jonathan Cooke, Thom Payne's (Steve Coogan) boss and an advertising industry legend whose success is due in equal parts to his creative genius and moral cravenness.

[11/13/14 - 09:39 AM]
Acclaimed Actress Kathryn Hahn to Star as Female Lead in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
The new half-hour pilot will be filmed in New York next month, with Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Steve Coogan previously announced as the male lead.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[07/18/14 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 18
Updates include: The CW's "Hart of Dixie" to return for just 10 episodes; Alexandra Shipp to lead Lifetime's "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B"; Wentworth Miller cast as Captain Cold on The CW's "The Flash."

[02/03/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 3
Updates include: Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder to lead latest "NCIS" spin-off; Ken Marino to "Marry Me" for NBC; and Jack Davenport boards ABC's "Sea of Fire."

[01/16/14 - 11:09 AM]
Showtime at TCA: Nevins Tees Up New Season of "Homeland"
Plus: the executive on new series "The Affair," "Happyish"; busted pilot "The Vatican"; and more!

[01/16/14 - 09:45 AM]
Showtime(R) Adds Two New Original Series to Its Lineup with Series Orders for "The Affair" and "Happyish"
Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star in the former while Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn And Rhys Ifans topline the latter.

[09/25/13 - 11:55 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 25
Updates include: Robert De Niro to succeed James Gandolfini on HBO's "Criminal Justice"; Emily Osment to star in ABC Family's "Young & Hungry"; and TBS gives pilot order to "Mostly Likely."

[08/14/13 - 10:32 AM]
Rhys Ifans Cast in Showtime(R) Pilot "Trending Down"
He'll join the previously cast Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn in the project.

[07/30/13 - 01:46 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Pilot Order of "Trending Down" Starring Oscar(R) Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman
Acclaimed actress Kathryn Hahn (Revolutionary Road) will also star in the pilot as Lee Payne, Thom Payne's (Hoffman) wife.

[07/26/13 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 26
Updates include: Philip Seymour Hoffman to topline Showtime's "Trending Down"; Shannyn Sossamon joins FOX's "Wayward Pines"; and Bravo passes on drama pilot "Rita."

[08/30/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 30
Updates include: CBS in talks for Robin Williams-led comedy from David E. Kelley; Taylor Schilling tapped as lead in Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"; and Julia Ormond to star in Lifetime's "Witches of East End."

[11/17/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 17
Updates include: "The Ricki Lake Show" a go for fall 2012; Endemol Studios books two imports at ABC; and FX passes on "Outlaw Country," to retool "Powers."







HAPPYISH (SHOWTIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/5/15 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2015)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, February 2015) HAPPYISH is a scathing examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place. The new half-hour pilot stars Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Steve Coogan (Philomena, Alan Partridge), as Thom Payne, a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding," as his mentor insists, or does he just have a "low joy ceiling," as his corporate headhunter suggests? Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Maybe, after 44 years on this ludicrous planet, settling for happyish is the best one can expect. The series also stars acclaimed actress Kathryn Hahn (Revolutionary Road, We're The Millers) and Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Bradley Whitford (The West Wing). Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin (The New Normal, Modern Family) guest stars, along with Carrie Preston (The Good Wife), Molly Price (Third Watch) and Andre Royo (The Wire). HAPPYISH is created, written and executive produced by critically acclaimed author and regular This American Life contributor Shalom Auslander. Emmy(R) Award nominee Ken Kwapis (He's Just Not That Into You, A Walk In The Woods) executive produces and directed the pilot. Kwapis' producing partner Alexandra Beattie co-executive produces under their In Cahoots banner.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Andre Royo as Barry
· Bradley Whitford as Jonathan Cooke
· Carrie Preston as Debbie Dubonte
· Ellen Barkin as Dani Kirschenbloom
· Kathryn Hahn as Lee Payne
· Molly Price as Bella
· Steve Coogan as Thom Payne
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Philip Seymour Hoffman as Thom Payne (Original Pilot)
· Rhys Ifans as Jonathan Clow (Original Pilot)
· Robin Weigert as TBA
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alexandra Beattie as CO-EP
· John Cameron Mitchell as DIR (Original Pilot)
· Ken Kwapis as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Philip Seymour Hoffman as EP (Original Pilot)
· Shalom Auslander as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Cooperstown Productions
· In Cahoots