'Happyish' cancelled after one season
American dark satirical comedy-drama series, "Happyish", starring Steve Coogann and Kathryn Hahn, will not return for a second season.
Los Angeles: American dark satirical comedy-drama series, "Happyish", starring Steve Coogann and Kathryn Hahn, will not return for a second season.
Created and written by Shalom Auslander, the show has been cancelled by Showtime just after one season, said The Hollywood Reporter.
"Happyish" had a long and challenged road to screen, with star Philip Seymour Hoffman passing away just weeks after wrapping the series' pilot.
Veteran actor Steve Coogan stepped in to replace the late star in the dark satirical dramedy, after an extensive casting search during the latter part of 2014.
Following Hoffman's death, the comedy was re-directed, with only a few of the show's original stars, led by Kathryn Hahn, returning. The new cast was filled out by Bradley Whitford and Ellen Barkin.
The series, which first sold to Showtime in the fall of 2011 as 'Pigs in Shit', launched this spring to just 430,000 total viewers.
More recently, it failed to break into the Emmy race, where other Showtime series including "Episodes", "Homeland" and outgoing "vet Nurse Jackie" were rewarded.