[01/08/15 - 02:01 PM] MTV Shutters "Happyland" After One Season The show's eight-episode run averaged just 374,000 viewers in its Tuesday, 11:00/10:00c slot, well short of lead-ins "Awkward" and "Faking It."
[02/21/14 - 11:50 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 21 Updates include: Matt Ryan tapped as "Constantine" at NBC; Ioan Gruffudd to live "Forever" for ABC; and Becki Newton joins "Weird Loners" over at FOX.
[10/18/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, October 18 Updates include: Lifetime to revive "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"; MTV gives series orders to "Happyland," "Faking It"; and "Sean Saves the World" gets four additional scripts at NBC.
[09/05/13 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Thursday, September 5 Updates include: MTV sets "Happyland" cast; Briga Heelan to return to NBC's "Undateable"; and Keith David tapped as Cheshire Cat on ABC's "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland."
SEASON(S): 1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 1/8/15
DESCRIPTION: (from MTV's press release, July 2014) New dramedy series "Happyland" will premiere on Tuesday, September 30 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, following "Awkward" and "Faking It." "Happyland" is a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers. The series centers on Lucy (Bianca Santos), the cynical teenage daughter of idealistic park princess mom, Elena (Camille Guaty). Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian (Shane Harper), the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her feet, Lucy is left wondering if fairy tale endings do exist after all. But when a scandalous secret turns her life upside down, she learns Happyland is far from a walk in the park. "Happyland" stars Bianca Santos as "Lucy" ("The Fosters"), Camille Guaty as "Elena" ("Prison Break"), Shane Harper as "Ian" ("Awkward"), Katherine McNamara as "Harper" ("Contest"), Cameron Moulene as "Will" ("Raising Hope"), Ryan Rottman "Theodore" ("90210") and was created by Ben Epstein. Storyline's Neil Meron and Craig Zadan serve as executive producers along with Jill Cargerman.