On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor… happiness. In a culture that reveres youth – a culture he helped create – Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he's halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down.
It is being reported that freshman series Happyish has been cancelled after its first season. The dark comedy premiered on Showtime in the spring to mixed reviews and lackluster viewership throughout its 10-episode run.
Happyish was originally to star Philip Seymour Hoffman, but the actor passed away shortly after the original pilot episode was filmed. The showrunners were forced back to the drawing board, re-casting the lead role and some of the other cast. Unfortunately the final product failed to resonate with audiences, cutting its time short after one season