Happy Endings producers and writers sent out some cryptic tweets back in early February that then led to a countdown clock, which promised some big news that had the near-cult following of the show going bananas for information of a reunion or even (dare we hope) a new season of the show.
The countdown led to April 1 at 12 p.m. PST, where fans and followers were promptly told by the show's writer-run Twitter account:
Happy...April Fools' Day! Sorry! All for fun. Caspe & Co had nothing to do with it. Thanks for being so hyper-passionate about the show.— Happy Endings (@happywrites) April 1, 2015
Nothing else coming at noon. You're an amazing group. Take care!— Happy Endings (@happywrites) April 1, 2015
In other words: It was all just a big joke.
And fans are furious.
Cocreator David Caspe was quick to apologize for taking the joke too far, telling Entertainment Weekly, "Happy Endings remains canceled for now. Hopefully one day we'll be able to do an hourlong or a couple stand-alone episodes, and I've talked to the cast about even just doing a five-minute cold open. I want to apologize to anyone who is annoyed. It was just a writers' room bit that kind of got away from them. When it started, we all sort of laughed because we figured no one cares anymore, and then it triggered all these articles, which is really flattering. I was pumped to see that people still cared, but then I realized that this could piss off a lot of fans, and our hardcore fans and critics are all we've ever had."
And piss them off it did.
I'm partial to the term "shitstorm" to describe just how well fans took the news that there was actually no news about the show.
Kudos to the “Happy Endings” writers for killing April Fool’s Day and killing any interest I had in more “Happy Endings.”— Daniel Fienberg (@HitFixDaniel) April 1, 2015
Can't believe Happy Endings isn't being brought back after all that. Disgusting :(— Ronan O'Leary (@olayree) April 1, 2015
And while Caspe was apologizing, coproducer Lon Zimmet wasn't having it with angry fans.
I don't care that the Internet is mad at me. I'll never bring back HAPPY ENDINGS. I canceled it. GET OVER IT.— Lon Zimmet (@LonZimmet) April 1, 2015
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