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HAPPY ENDINGS is Back Tonight! The Cast Teases Romance and Will James Wolk Return?

October 23, 2012 by  

You’ve read my pleas on Twitter. You’ve listened to me beg on The TV Talk Podcast. Now it’s time to take action. Tonight you must (and I mean must) turn to ABC at 9/8c and watch HAPPY ENDINGS. This show is one of the brightest spots on my TV schedule and if you give it a shot, I know it will immediately be appointment TV for you, too. I’d offer you some kind of money back guarantee but we all know that’s not going to happen, so you’re just going to have to trust me on this one.

It’s going to be so ‘Ah-MAH’zing’ (sorry couldn’t resist) to have Jane, Brad, Dave, Alex, Penny and Max back on my TV. I had the chance to watch tonight’s season premiere as well as episode 2 of the new season and both are eps are laugh out loud funny. (Honestly, laugh out loud…with no one else watching with you, to be that’s the sign of some seriously funny stuff.)

At last week’s Season 3 premiere screening, GIVE ME MY REMOTE caught up with the some of the cast as well as Executive Producers Jonathan Groff and Josh Bycel, to talk about what’s new for this season of HAPPY ENDINGS. In addition to the totes wack ants (that would be totally wacky antics for those of you who don’t talk HAPPY ENDINGS*), this season romance will be explored in a new way and we get to see if and how it changes the finely balanced group dynamic.

“The end of last season we left a lot on the table. Dave and Alex exploring a relationship, Brad being out of work, Penny possibly having feelings for Dave. And now this season we get to explore all those storylines,” says Groff. “The audience has never really seen Dave and Alex as a couple. We’re going to see Penny for the first time in a serious relationship [with Nick Zano]. How Brad and Jane function with Brad out of work and Jane in a new job. So I think we mapped out more of an arc this season than in seasons past.”

But what about Penny’s seemingly brewing feelings for Dave? “Penny and Alex have a special relationship,” explains Bycel. “So when Dave and Alex decide to give their relationship another shot, you’re going to see Penny take a step back and see that whatever her feelings for Dave they need to be put on the back burner We may see some of that come out a bit come out when secrets are revealed in the Thanksgiving episode, but it’s not going to be part of the foreground because Penny and Alex are too good of friends. So we play with the Dave, Alex and Penny stuff a little bit in the premiere, but we quickly move on from that, and by episode 5 we introduce Nick Zano as Penny’s new boyfriend, and he’s going to be around for quite a while.”

Of course I had to press on the possibility of James Wolk returning to the show as Max’s ex-boyfriend, Grant. “We love, love James Wolk.” says Groff. “We would love to have him back. I think Grant may always be the one that got away for Max. If we get to continue this show for any length of time, we’d love to see James again.”

As for Adam Pally, he says, “James has got a lot going on with his career. If his show [POLITICAL ANIMALS] doesn’t work out then, yeah, we’d love to grab Sigourney Weaver for our show.”

Before tonight’s season premiere, take a refresher course on the unique language of HAPPY ENDINGS. Bring on the abrevs!

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One Response to “HAPPY ENDINGS is Back Tonight! The Cast Teases Romance and Will James Wolk Return?”

  1. ProfeJMarie (Janet Rundquist) on October 24th, 2012 4:58 pm

    I love this show and think it’s funny that none of my online friends watch this one. I’m looking forward to its return and also that it won’t take some of the relationship stuff *too* seriously. It’s a sit-com – I don’t want to have to worry about being annoyed or whatever. So far, this show has done a great job of balancing things and also maintained some consistency.

    Plus, @HappyWrites is a lot of fun to follow on Twitter. 😀