Zachary Knighton
American actor
Zachary Knighton
Zachary Andrew Knighton is an American actor, most widely known for starring as Dave Rose on the ABC comedy series Happy Endings. Prior to that, he co-starred as Dr. Bryce Varley on ABC's science fiction series FlashForward.
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Proof That 'Happy Endings' Getting Canceled Was Actually A Good Thing
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As sad as we were to see the ABC comedy go, it may have been for the best. Why? Because the "Happy Endings" cast landed on their feet in an a-mah-zing way. We now get to see Eliza Coupe play Will Arnett's ex-wife on "The Millers." And starting in January, she'll be on "House Of Lies." Now Elisha Cuthbert has time to tweet photos of puppies in pajamas. This picture will make me happy for weeks!! Hope you enjoy! Xx pic.twitter.com/aDQDNkNvsj — Elisha Cuthbert (@HappyElishas) October 9, 2013 She also married that studly hockey player boyfriend of hers. And you know what's still killing it? Zachary Knighton's facial hair. As for Casey Wilson, she got to channel her inner Anne Hathaway with a box of Cheez-Its. And she's already working on a new comedy for ABC. Even better, she got engaged to "Happy Endings" creator David Caspe! Damon Wayans Jr. is slowly developing important life skills. almost knocked myself out trying to kill this moth in my room ...
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One Last Word On 'Happy Endings'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Happy Endings" is officially canceled, but ABC is still getting heat for it. At his executive session, ABC president Paul Lee discussed the series and the struggles it had on the network. "Happy Endings" got its highest ratings airing after "Modern Family," and according to Lee, the series couldn't find its "sea legs" away from the popular series. Lee said any show "has to sort of earn its right" to stay after the Emmy-winning comedy and has to "attract an audience on its own," something "Happy Endings" didn't do. Paul Lee says #HappyEndings was canceled because "it couldn't find its sea legs away from a strong lead in" #TCAs13 — TV Guide Magazine (@TVGuideMagazine) August 4, 2013 "Obviously we were thrilled with #HappyEndings behind #Modern Family but a show has to earn its right to attract audience on its own," Lee — Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd) August 4, 2013 Launching the new season in the fall of 2012 in a new timeslot also proved "extremely challenging, ...
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A 'Happy Endings' Revival? Not So Fast ...
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Losing "Happy Endings" totes sooks. But in the complicated world of television, this may not be the end. When ABC pulled the plug on "Happy Endings" after three seasons and lots of scheduling moves, USA Network emerged as a frontrunner to save the beloved comedy. But when that fell through, Sony tried to find the show a new home. Sadly, that was unsuccessful as well. "We don’t know the specifics; that's all sort of above our pay grade. But there were ongoing talks with a lot of places. It just didn’t work out," "Happy Endings" creator David Caspe told TVLine. "The truth is, how many shows have moved networks ever? It’s very difficult to do, and there’s probably some financial algorithmic reason for that that I don’t even understand." While canceled shows usually don't move networks -- it's only been done a handful of times with shows like "Cougar Town," "Friday Night Lights" and "Damages" -- some do get a revival down the line. Fox brought "Family Guy" back to life, Come ...
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A Double Dose of Wilfred is Just What the Season 3 Premiere Needed
Boom Tron - over 3 years
Wilfred holds a special place in my heart as someone who’s convinced himself his opinions on television matter and boldly posts them for the entire Internet to see. When it comes to critiquing an episode of TV, comedy doesn’t tend to lend itself well to the review format. Comedy is entirely subjective, making the idea of reviewing sitcoms as a largely one-sided affair. How I feel about any particular episode of, say, Modern Family isn’t necessarily an accurate depiction of how funny that episode would be to someone else. It really is just an opinion in the form of an article. But every once in awhile, a comedy comes around that does beg to be analyzed, dissected, stripped down to its basic meaning and translated for others of likeminded curiosity to ponder over. Wilfred is tailor-made for someone like me to review; every episode has its own central theme and I get to come in and go through with a fine-toothed comb to find even the tiniest of knots. Season 3 had a lot to untangle fr ...
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No 'Happy Endings' For USA
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There won't be any "Happy Endings" for USA Network. A source confirmed to The Huffington Post that "Happy Endings" will not move to USA for a fourth season. Deadline first reported that USA and Sony Pictures Television officially ceased talks to bring "Happy Endings" over after being canceled by ABC. Before ABC axed the cult-hit comedy, talk of USA saving it emerged and Deadline reports USA entered talks immediately after ABC canceled the series. However, while the two parties have confirmed there were talks, no deal was made in the weeks following ABC's official cancellation of the comedy. "Happy Endings" starred Casey Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr., Elisha Cuthbert, Eliza Coupe, Adam Pally and Zachary Knighton. The series, which ran for three years on ABC, followed a group of six friends in Chicago. The series bounced around ABC's schedule before finally being exiled to Friday night back-to-back airings. The network aired commercials asking viewers to watch the show to s ...
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Are Broadcast Networks Killing Comedy -- Is Its Future On Cable?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Happy Endings" is more than just a funny, flailing show on ABC. Its wobbly situation provides an object lesson in what ails broadcast network comedies more generally.  The show is adored by its fans, saddled with a checkered ratings history that earned it an iffy Friday night slot and it may be on its way to a new cable home. It's something of a poster child for the state of half-hour comedies on the Big Four networks. As television transitions to whatever's next with all the grace of the show's resident klutz, Penny (Casey Wilson), it's worth looking at what the ABC program may tell us about where the half-hour show is going -- and whether, as happened with one-hour dramas over the last decade, comedy's center of gravity is shifting to cable.  I recently spoke to the "Happy Endings" team and to other writer/producers about the state of not only this show but of comedies on the broadcast networks more generally. Many hour-long dramas on network TV are clearly struggling ...
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Denette Wilford: Why Does ABC Want To Screw 'Happy Endings'?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Last April, I wrote about my love for Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23. Fast-forward a year and the Krysten Ritter/Dreama Walker/James Van Der Beek comedy is gone, pulled by ABC. So it's only fitting that I write about its former partner-in-crime, the awesome Happy Endings, which the network also seems to want to do away with. In February, the alphabet net announced than when Happy Endings' two-month hiatus was up, it would be moving from Tuesday to Friday for Celebrity Wife Swap. Because ABC's powers-that-be hate us. Really, why would they move one of its edgiest, funniest shows to the dead zone? While CBS has seemingly cornered the market on end-of-the-week programming (Blue Bloods, CSI: NY, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs ... we'll see how Vegas performs), the other networks haven't fared as well. Back-to-back episodes of Happy Endings is a fan's dream TV night. Back-to-back eps of Happy Endings on a Friday? Not so much. It's clear ABC wants the show to finish its ordered ...
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WATCH: 'Happy Endings' Cast Opens Up About New Friday Timeslot
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
All's well that ends well, right? Maybe ... unless it's happening on Fridays. When ABC announced that "Happy Endings" would officially be moving to Fridays in late March, the cast wasn't thrilled -- and they finally opened up about it (above). While the gang joked that "Happy Endings" could be the new TGIF, they also encouraged loyal viewers to tune in. "Instead of going out and wasting your money at a bar or a club, that you can stay home and watch 'Happy Endings' for free," Zachary Knighton (Dave) said, while Casey Wilson (Penny) added, "Watch us Friday so that we stay on the air ... but if you're watching in any capacity, God bless you." Frustration with ABC isn't a new gripe for the "Happy Endings" cast. In February, Eliza Coupe (Jane) opened up about it to ETOnline. "It's a running joke on set when we film something we all think is incredible that someone goes, 'Oh man, that was so good -- it's too bad no one will ever see it.' ... Do we wish there wa ...
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'Happy Endings': The Funniest Show You Should Be Watching
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I really hope you're watching "Happy Endings." And if you're not, I won't scold, but I will say you're missing a comedy that made me laugh 'til I cried last night. We are in a mind-melting Golden Age when it comes to half-hour scripted programs these days. I don't want to label them all comedies, because worthwhile shows clocking in at under 30 minutes are all over the comedy-drama-whatever map these days. All I do know is that there are at least two dozen half-hour shows of extremely varying flavors that are well worth your time these days. In that eclectic half-hour realm, "Happy Endings" is on the gut-busting end of the spectrum, and thank goodness for that. If it's not your cup of tea, I understand. For my part, I can't say there are many comedies that make me laugh so hard that I have to pause the DVR to wipe tears from my eyes as the rudely awakened cats on the couch next to me look on with sleepy concern, but last night's "Happy Endings" double-shot did just tha ...
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Denette Wilford: 'Happy Endings' + 'Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23' = Comedy Bliss
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Halloween may be just around the corner (I was in a store the other day and they were playing Christmas carols. Ugh. Can't they just wait until Nov. 1?), but there are still a few shows that need to make their returns to the fall lineup. For ABC, they may have saved the best for last (sorry, I'm not counting the November premieres of "Last Man Standing" and "Malibu Country"). "Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23" may be the alphabet net's most outrageous comedies, and teaming them up was ingenious. I did enjoy the convenience of back-to-back-to-back viewings/recordings of "Suburgatory," "Modern Family" and both "Happy" and "Don't Trust" (I can't stand "The Middle," sorry), but to be honest, it's the more mainstream, safer laughs of "Modern" that don't fit. But at the same time, I can't imagine the Emmy winner anywhere else but Wednesday nights at 9. When "Happy" first premiered last year, it was wrongly compared to "Friends." Yes, there are six pals inv ...
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The Secret Of 'Happy Endings'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — "We got lucky. We clicked," said Adam Pally, one of the half-dozen stars of "Happy Endings," ABC's comedy about six friends being funny in Chicago. "We're all playful and don't take anything too seriously. The six of us are troublemakers!" "It's very much a team," Elisha Cuthbert chimed in, "and I think that comes across on camera. We just really care about the well-being of our show and each other." Isn't there even one member of the cast Cuthbert doesn't like? "I don't like any of them," she answered, deadpan. "It's a combination of like minds," said Damon Wayans Jr. "We spend so much time with each other, it's like we became a family." Wayans plays Brad, the metrosexual exec who, as this third "Happy" season begins (Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT), has been laid off from his job. Or so thinks Jane (Eliza Coupe), Brad's whippet-slim, high-strung and lovingly dominating wife, who likes the idea of her man at home waiting for her after her ...
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Maureen Ryan: Hooray For The Return Of 'Happy Endings' (And 'Suburgatory')
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Hooray, it's the start of the television season. I can guess your reaction: "Wait, what? The fall TV season started weeks ago!" Sure, it did, but what got the most attention in September were the debuts of new programs. For TV critics and viewers alike, it's a month spent speed-dating: You spend a lot of time on entities you don't know very well and hope for the best, knowing that the chances of a long-term connection arising from this period of insanity are slim indeed. What many of us spent the last month not-so-secretly longing for are the return of shows we already know are good. "Vegas," shmegas: I'm sure I'm not the only one who was most excited about the return of "Homeland" (Saul! Beards! Super-inconvenient phone calls! Claire Danes' unstoppable cry face!) and "The Good Wife" (though I share June Thomas' deep dismay about the clunkiness of the Kalinda storyline this season). But those are dramas -- i.e., they sometimes force my brain to engage or experienc ...
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Hulu.com: Here Are a Bunch of TV Stars Making Stuff Up About Their Own Shows
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's time to start making things up. The end of Breaking Bad is coming. The start of a bunch of shows with a whole lot of potential and a whole lot less meth are on their way, too. (Except for the new Beauty and the Beast show on CW, which is totally littered with illicit drugs and instructions on how to build bombs out of old Fanta bottles.) Really, our only chance to not hear the endings before we see the shows is to fill the world with misinformation. That's why I just slandered that Beauty and the Beast pilot. But our only real option is to go to the professionals. Here are the stars of a bunch of ABC staples just making things up about their shows' next season. It's all in an effort to create a beautiful world of misinformation and lies. For example, did you know that Body of Proof is going to be totally derailed by an inter-office, same-sex relationship? Or that Barack Obama will be appearing on Bunheads? Or that Happy Endings will turn into a Die Hard mov ...
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Happy Endings Scoop: What Will Happen to the Penny-Dave-Alex Love Triangle?
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Happy Endings Scoop: What Will Happen to the Penny-Dave-Alex Love Triangle? Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 04:47 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2012 When last we saw the Happy Endings bunch, Dave (Zachary Knighton) had shared a moment with both Penny (Casey Wilson) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) at their friends' wedding, which took the slow-building love triangle to the next level. Seeing that Dave and Alex have rekindled their old flame, the hopelessly single Penny will attempt to move on with a new boyfriend in what the producers called a "real relationship." Does this mean Brian Austin Green, who made an appearance as a potential Penny suitor in the season finale, will be sticking around long-term? "People need to see the right thing happen and the right thing has to be that Dave and Alex at least have ...
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'Happy Endings' Renewed
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
ABC has renewed "Happy Endings." The cult favorite comedy will return for a third season, consisting of 22 episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series debuted strong on ABC to more than 7 million in April 2011, but quickly lost steam. After moving behind "Modern Family" during Season 2, "Happy Endings" found ratings success and built its audience. However, the Season 2 finale had 3.7 million viewers, but it aired without a "Modern Family" lead in. "Happy Endings" stars Elisha Cuthbert as Alex, Eliza Coupe as Jane, Zachary Knighton as Dave, Adam Pally as Max, Damon Wayans, Jr. as Brad and Casey Wilson as Penny. "Wife Swap" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" have also received orders for new seasons. ABC also recently renewed "Once Upon a Time," "The Middle," "Grey's Anatomy," "Suburgatory," "Castle," "Modern Family," "Dancing with the Stars," "Shark Tank" and "The Bachelor." Click through the slideshow below to learn the fate of your favorite shows. ...
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'Happy Endings' Starts Thursday On E4 - Entertainment Focus
Google News - over 5 years
A great cast heads this fresh and snappy contemporary US comedy that follows the ever-changing relationships in a close group of friends including Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton. When Alex and Dave's wedding is abruptly called off, it's a massive
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Pencil This In: 'Happy Endings' at the Paley Center, Harry Shearer at Amoeba ... - LAist
Google News - over 5 years
Expected to appear are: Zachary Knighton, Eliza Coupe, Damon Wayans Jr., Casey Wilson, Adam Pally and Elisha Cuthbert. Tickets: $20, $15 for Paley Center Members. Harry Shearer (of The Simpsons, Christopher Guest films and KCRW fame) will be at Amoeba
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Wednesday on TV: A new episode of "Happy Endings" appears - Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Speculation is that it was the result of a storyline in which Dave (Zachary Knighton) makes a kinky sex tape with a woman he's dating, but there's no confirmation. And if that's true, apparently August is a safer time for kinky sex tapes than April
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Zachary Knighton
    TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 28
    In 2007, he starred in the horror film remake The Hitcher, with Sophia Bush, playing the role originally performed by C.
    More Details Hide Details Thomas Howell. Previously, Knighton played Laz Lackerson on the short-lived television program, Life on a Stick. He also starred as Gary on the series Related. In 2002, main character in the French erotic, disturbing and complex film A New Life by Philippe Grandrieux, with Anna Mouglalis. Knighton has made guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Bones. Knighton currently stars as Dave Rose in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings, alongside Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr. and Casey Wilson. The series was picked up for a third season on May 11, 2012. BuddyTV ranked him #94 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011". Knighton lives in Malibu with his wife Hang and young daughter Tallulah. Notes
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 17
    Knighton was born in Alexandria, Virginia and in 1996, graduated from Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Governor's School for the Arts.
    More Details Hide Details Afterwards, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a fan of horror films and surfing.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on October 25, 1978.
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