Happyland will not be returning to MTV as the cable network has quietly opted not to renew the half-hour-long series for a second season. Happyland, which debuted in late September, was a departure for the young-skewing net as it was a light, one-hour dramedy.
MTV did an experiment, expanding its Tuesday comedy block to two hours, with Happyland at 11 PM following half-hour comedies Awkward and Faking It. It didn’t quite work, with Happyland averaging paltry 0.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 370,000 total viewers in the first hour of late-night despite the ratings strength of MTV’s 10-11 PM comedies, especially Happyland‘s lead-in, breakout hit Faking It.
Happyland, set behind the scenes at a popular theme park, starred Bianca Santos, Camille Guaty, Shane Harper, Cameron Moulene, Katherine McNamara, and Ryan Rottman.