It’s a wonder Showtime’s Happyish (previously Trending Down) made it through a first season at all, following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman and subsequent retooling with Steve Coogan in the lead, but now that persistence seems to have worn off. Showtime has officially canceled Happyish, and we’re only sort of sad-ish about it.
Among the countless sadness that arose with Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing earlier this year, Showtime was forced to shelve its critically-lauded pilot 'Happyish,' following rave reviews for Hoffman's central role. Now, the network has officially opted to re-shoot the dramedy series' pilot, with Steve Coogan in the lead.
While HBO will be losing a number of major series in the coming year, Showtime's own loss of 'Dexter' and the impending 'Californication' has necessitated some new blood of its own. Enter Philip Seymour Hoffman's new dark dramedy, 'Happyish,' and 'Fringe' star Joshua Jackon's steamy new drama, 'The Affair,' both picked up to series for the near future!
Earlier this year we learned that 'The Amazing Spider-Man' baddie Rhys Ifans would take his talents to the small screen as Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, on 'Elementary,' but the one-time 'Danny Deckchair' star seems to have set his sights on a more permanent home. Ifans will join Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn on Showtime's buzzworthy new drama 'Trending Down,' but will he be the one to put Hoffman in his place?
Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman may have a few early odd TV credits to his name, but the soon-to-be 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star is about to make the small screen a full-time business. Hoffman has joined 'Anchorman' star Kathryn Hahn for Showtime's new dramedy pilot 'Trending Down,' but will the new project make it to series?