About the Show
Forget who gets to keep the ring - when a couple splits, the real question is, who gets to keep the friends? Alex and Dave's wedding was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, for them and their long-time friends... until Alex leaves groom-to-be Dave at the altar. The breakup, in the words of one pal, is a "huge game changer" that will complicate everyone's lives and make everyone question their own choices.
Until the unhappy event, perfect couple Alex and Dave were the glue that kept their social circle together: Alex's sister, Jane, a suburban housewife, and her buttoned-up husband, Brad, who are trying to start a family but who are so shocked by what happened they can't maintain their pre-pregnancy no-meat, no alcohol cleanse; Max, their gay friend; and Penny, who worries about never finding the right guy. After the wedding fiasco, the group rallies around good guy Dave.
Alex returns, alone, and tries to explain why she broke up with Dave. Bo, the guy Dave assumes she left him for, isn't the reason for her running away. She'd been questioning her feelings for Dave for some time (probably his "romantic" gift of $40 cash for Valentine's Day didn't help), but just couldn't bring herself to hurt him. Dave points out that this is the sort of thing you discuss before the wedding.
They strike a truce, but it's not going to be easy. Now that they've split, does this group have the stuff to stay together? Or do Max, Brad, Jane and Penny have to choose sides? Suddenly every event is a negotiation. There are a lot of big questions to be answered, but these friends will eventually figure it out. "Happy Endings" offers a fresh and funny take on modern friendship and what one urban family will do to stay together.
"Happy Endings" stars Eliza Coupe ("Scrubs") as Jane, Elisha Cuthbert ("24") as Alex, Zachary Knighton ("FlashForward") as Dave, Adam Pally as Max, Damon Wayans, Jr. ("The Underground") as Brad and Casey Wilson ("Saturday Night Live") as Penny.
The series is from executive producers Jamie Tarses ("My Boys"), Jonathan Groff ("How I Met Your Mother"), Anthony & Joe Russo ("Community," "Arrested Development") and co-executive producer David Caspe (the upcoming feature film "I Hate You Dad"). The pilot was written by David Caspe and directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, and is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.