ABC’s Paul Lee On ‘Happy Endings’ & ‘Body Of Proof’s Cancellations

NELLIE ANDREEVA
Deadline.com

ABC president Paul Lee did the inevitable post-mortem today on the cancellation of two bubble shows, comedy Happy Endings and drama Body Of Proof. Both are still in play, with Happy Endings a possibility at USA and Body Of Proof being considered by TNT, USA and WGN America. But here is why they are no longer on ABC: “We found Happy Endings was too narrow but I loved the show, I think it was absolutely on brand”, Lee said. Asked why ABC cancelled Happy Endings but picked up two other single-camera ensemble comedies about a group of friends — Mixology and Super Fun Night – Lee said, “I feel Mixology and Super Fun Night are much broader.” As for Body Of Proof, “We had a very strong season in terms of development,” Lee said. “I would love to see Body Of Proof find a good home for itself, I love (star) Dana Delany.”

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