I guess the ABC sitcom Happy Ending didn't have a lot of network support or enough viewers. I liked it a lot. It had my interest before its debut when it described itself in promos as being "like Friends -- only with black people." Brilliant. This group of friends lived in Chicago. Wisecracking, smart slacker Max was a lovable lug of a guy.
And I'll miss Dennis Farina. If you've never seen him, Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin in Midnight Run, do yourself a favor and rent that 1988 movie soon. Basically, it's a road movie and a road movie means self-discovery and surprise. There's usually of pair of opposites, two different travelers who will bond by the end of the story. In this story, Charles Grodin plays a dorky accountant who's fleeing the law. He's being chased by bounty hunters (De Niro's character), FBI agents and a Chicago mob boss (Farina).