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ABC Shows Canceled: 'Happy Endings', 'How to Live With Your Parents' and More Shows Axed

It is happy and sad news from ABC today, with the network announcing the cancellation and renewal of several popular shows. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, "Happy Endings" has come to, well, an end. Though it pulled in a lot of laughs, the unique ensemble comedy including Elisha Culbert and Damon Wayans Jr. was struggling to pull in enough ratings in its third season to earn a greenlight. The show had played musical chairs on the network, changing time slots over the last months.

Network executives had planned to cut the comedy for some time, according to E! OnlineSources told E! that they were "incredibly disappointed it didn't do better" in April. 

However, the show could find a second life in cableland. USA network is currently talking with ABC and Sony Pictures Television producers about the funny show, reported by EW.

Another new comedy, "How To Live With Your Parents" is now swimming with the fishes. The show, following actress Sarah Chalke as a newly divorced mom who ends up back home with her mom, had a solid 8.4 million viewers and 2.9 ratings in the age 18-49 demographic according to the Huffington Post. Despite the decent ratings, the show had been on the chopping block for a while.

Also gone are the Dana Delany's crime drama, "Body of Proof", Reba McEntire's freshman sitcom "Malibu Countryand new thriller "Red Widow." 

On the other hand, fan favorites "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy," "Castle," "Once Upon A Time," "Revenge," and  "Modern Family" are coming back next season. "Family Tools" and "The Neighbors" are in purgatory for now, as the network had not annouced their fates. 

ABC also picked up some new comedies and dramas including funny woman Rebel Wilson " Super Fun Night,"  Malin Akerman's "Trophy Wife,and Sofia Vergara-produced "Killer Women."   

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