What's Eliza Coupe & the 'Happy Endings' Cast Up To These Days?
Hooray! Variety reports that USA has officially ordered the comedy Benched, starring Happy Endings' Eliza Coupe and Better Off Ted's Jay Harrington. News broke of the series pilot this past October and now the show will officially join the roster of USA's original series.
Coupe will play yet another Type A career woman (but the delightful kind!), but this time around her character Nina suffers a nervous breakdown, loses her job as a corporate attorney, and lands on her feet as a public defender.
The more we see the Happy Endings gang on television, the more uh-mah-zing our world will be. Let's check in with the rest of our favorite Chicago-based besties and get really excited for all of their upcoming projects.
Max was by far television’s best Jewish slacker gay bro there e’er was. Thankfully Pally has landed on Fox’s squeal-inducing The Mindy Project playing Peter Prentice. Though the Axe-dom of Peter is turned up quite a bit, the charm and beard-orable-ness is just as strong as Max’s. Apparently Pally just has a knack for playing the kinda guys who make the best wedding dates. Pally also has two films coming up this year, Search Party and A Better You.
After wrapping Happy Endings, Cuthbert had her own very happy ending when she married hockey player Dion Phaeuf last summer.
Damon Wayans Jr.
Sure, it’s hard to imagine Damon as anything other than the ulta-exfoliated and evolved Brad on Happy Endings. But alas, as we well know, nothing gold can stay. But, hey, I’m jazzed that he’s back as Coach on New Girl — the show he departed after the pilot in order to be a part of Happy Endings. There were clearly no hard feelings and he’s back in action in the loft. He’s still so watchable, he even makes us okay with the word “moist.”
New Girl and Happy Endings worlds continue to collide! Wilson and June Diane Raphael are joining forces to write a new sitcom called DINKS. Raphael, who plays Dr. Sadie on New Girl consistently steals the scene whenever she appears on screen in shows like Parks and Recreation and Burning Love. DINKS is executive produced by none other than Jonathan Groff, who also produced Happy Endings. With these forced combined, we see a very bright future indeed.
Oh Dave, you and your hair and your food truck! Even if Happy Endings is no more, Knighton is keeping busy with two films coming out in 2014, the thriller-comedy Hot, and the dramedy Believe Me.