This fall, I’ve been missing “Happy Endings,” that silly sitcom that ABC axed last spring. Recently, though, I’ve had a “Happy” revival: Its former stars are popping up elsewhere. For example:
Damon Wayans Jr.: After the first season of “Happy,” Wayans, above, was cast as the fourth roommate on the Fox pilot “New Girl” (9 p.m. Tue.). When “Happy” was unexpectedly renewed, Wayans’ Coach moved out of the “New Girl” loft; now he’s back for the rest of the third season. The writers have tweaked Coach to play to Wayans’ strengths and his more sensitive side, a la “Happy’s” Brad.
Adam Pally: “Happy’s” Max was a breakout role for Pally because he was something new on a sitcom: a gay guy who was also a bro-y loser. The makers of Fox’s “The Mindy Project” (9:30 p.m. Tue.) clearly dug Max, as they tapped Pally to play new doctor Peter Prentice. He’s Max, only straight and employable.
Casey Wilson: It turns out that the romantically unlucky, self-proclaimed ah-mah-zing Penny Harts from “Happy” was actually Wilson toned down. In “Ass Backwards” (iTunes, $13), a movie she co-wrote and co-stars in, Wilson plays Chloe, a delusional 30-something so immature and unhinged, she makes Penny look like Kate Middleton.