One Big Happy (TV series)

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One Big Happy
Genre Sitcom
Created by Liz Feldman
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jay Kleckner
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Visualized, Inc.
A Very Good Production
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network NBC
Original release March 17 (2015-03-17) – April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)
External links
Website

One Big Happy is a television sitcom produced by Ellen DeGeneres starring Elisha Cuthbert, Nick Zano and Kelly Brook, about a gay woman, Lizzy, who is pregnant with her best friend Luke's baby, while he is in love with another woman, Prudence. The show was created by Liz Feldman, and it premiered on March 17, 2015.[1] Six episodes were ordered by NBC.[2] The series was canceled after one season.[3]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Scott EllisLiz FeldmanMarch 17, 2015 (2015-03-17)2760805.47[5]
Best friends Lizzy and Luke's plans to have a baby together are suddenly derailed when Luke meets British woman Prudence. Luke marries Prudence on their second date so that she can stay in the country but then Lizzy reveals that her pregnancy attempt has been a success.
2"Out of the Closet"David TrainerLiz FeldmanMarch 24, 2015 (2015-03-24)4X69023.79[6]
While the trio attempt to adjust to their new living arrangements, Prudence's attempt to help Lizzy move on from an old girlfriend result in Lizzy going on another date with her ex, while Luke is uncomfortable about Prudence's old puppets.
3"Crushing It"Linda MendozaVanessa McCarthyMarch 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)4X69043.82[7]
Lizzy scores a date with a woman she has been crushing on at her local gym, but the relationship is abruptly halted when the woman is revealed to be a nurse working for Lizzy's gynecologist; meanwhile, Prudence feels dejected when she realizes that there is no clear term for her role in Luke and Lizzy's developing family.
4"Flight Risk"Shelley JensenNastaran DibaiApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)4X69033.57[8]
Luke's concerns that Prudence may get bored with him result in him alienating Lizzy and pushing himself too hard on various risky stunts.
5"A Tale of Two Hubbies"Katy GarretsonGregg MettlerApril 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)4X69053.76[9]
Prudence, Lizzy and Luke head to Vegas and learn that the marriage wasn't legal. Lizzy decides to help them have a new wedding. However they learn that Prudence was married to Martin (Steve Valentine) in England and despite her signing divorce papers, he didn't.
6"Wedlocked"Shelley JensenLiz FeldmanApril 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)4X69063.08[10]
Luke disappears after learning about Prudence being married in England. While Lizzy tries to console Prudence and fix the situation, Luke hits the bars with Marcus.

Reception[edit]

One Big Happy received generally negative reviews from critics. At Metacritic (which assigns a weighted mean—out of 100—based on reviews from mainstream critics) the show received a weighted mean score of 37 from 21 reviews.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One Big Happy - Episode Guide". Zap2It. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Shows A-Z - one big happy on nbc - TheFutonCritic.com". Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Shahid, Sharnaz (May 9, 2015). "'It was the most rewarding job I have ever had': Kelly Brook mourns the loss of One Big Happy... as US sitcom gets cancelled after six episodes". Daily Mail. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "(#101) Pilot". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Flash' & 'The Voice' Adjusted Up; 'iZombie' Adjusted Down - Ratings - TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 25, 2015). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'The Flash' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Up; 'NCIS: New Orleans' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Flash', 'Forever' & 'NCIS' Adjusted Up". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 15, 2015). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Flash', 'NCIS', 'The Voice', 'Fresh Off The Boat', 'Hell's Kitchen' & 'Person of Interest' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 22, 2015). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Flash', 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'Undateable', 'The Voice' & 'Hell's Kitchen' Adjusted Up; 'iZombie' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 29, 2015). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'The Voice', 'NCIS', 'NCIS: New Orleans', & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Up; 'One Big Happy' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ "One Big Happy – Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 

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