Adam Pally would do Happy Endings reunion 'for free' — but doesn't think it'll happen
For those of you still clinging to dear hope for a full-on reunion of Happy Endings, ABC’s rat-tat-tat comedy about a six-pack of Chicago friends that aired from 2011 to 2013, here’s some good news: Adam Pally would absolutely “love” to get the gang back together at Emma’s and make some new episodes. “It would feel weird not to,” he tells EW. “Those people are family. We all grew up on that show. We all had kids. If we weren’t married, we were getting married. It’s a family, so anytime. Yeah, I would do it for free.”
And now for the not-so-ah-mazing news: He doesn’t think that they’ll get to do one at all. “I don’t think it’s going to happen,” he says. “If someone wanted us to, it would’ve been happening. … Maybe we’ll do more stuff like [the reunion at EW’s PopFest, where the cast read a script for a new episode], but I think it’s way more possible that those people are just part of my life now. I went to see a concert with Damon [Wayans, Jr.] a couple weeks ago, and I talk to Casey [Wilson] probably way too much, and I see [Elisha] Cuthbert all the time when I’m in Toronto. It’d be awesome to spend time with them [on-camera] again, but I think that the legacy of that show, for me personally, is more in my phone and in my house than it is on the TV.”
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Back to the good news: You can get plenty of Pally in Making History, a new Fox series (Sundays, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT) in which he stars as a facilities manager at a Massachusetts college who visits everywhere (everywhen?) from 1770s New England to 1919 Chicago to 1940s Germany in a time machine made out of a duffel bag. Brace for absurd comedy and adventure, not so much mind-hurty discussions over the mechanics of time travel. “I don’t even really think about the time travel aspect of the show because, I mean, we’re traveling in a duffel bag,” he says. “My least favorite stuff from Back to the Future is the disappearing in the photograph, stuff like that. My favorite stuff is dealing with Biff and a certain element of, ‘What would happen if I traveled through time?’ We play with [the nerdy elements], but in a tongue-in-cheek way so that we don’t get bogged down. You know how hard it is to explain metaphysics? We were like, ‘Just put them in a f—ing duffel bag and send them on their way. … I think especially with when the show was written and conceived — and now where the country’s at while we’re doing it — it was just interesting to me to be like, ‘Oh, yeah, it would be cool to see that!'”
For much more from Pally, plus an anecdote from Wilson about how one of his pranks gave her a concussion, click here.
To watch the Happy Endings cast read that “lost” script, click here.