Cancelled ABC Series Fail to Find New Homes on Cable

Elisha Cuthbert (left) starred in "Happy Endings." Right: Dana Delany in "Body of Proof" (Photos: ABC)

“Happy Endings” and “Body of Proof” — both cancelled by ABC — won’t be getting new lives on cable, reports.

In the wake of their cancellations earlier this month — revealed when neither show was renewed as part of the programming plans ABC announced for next fall — producers of both shows reportedly hoped they would get picked up and continued by cable networks.

It’s a mini-trend in which a handful of shows have had second lives on cable after their cancellations by broadcast networks, most notably: “Cougar Town,” now seen on TBS, and “Southland,” the cop drama that now calls TNT home.

That will not be the case, however, for “Happy Endings,” a sitcom starring Elisha Cuthbert, and “Body of Proof,” the drama series about a medical examiner that starred Dana Delany. The Deadline story reports that USA Network — apparently the best candidate for picking up “Happy Endings” — has now passed on the show.

As for “Body of Proof,” that show was shopped around, the story said, but could generate no interest among the cable channels.

Hey, we liked "Body of Proof" anyway! Watch the show's final episode, right here:
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