Syfy Cancels “Happy” & “Deadly Class”


NBCUniversal-owned cable network Syfy is clearing house, cancelling the dramas “Happy” after two seasons and “Deadly Class” after one.

The decisions come as options on the casts of both shows were up at the end of the month. Both series will be shopped by their respective studios Universal Content Productions and Sony TV.

The Christopher Meloni-led “Happy” scored acclaim and has a lot of fans in-house, but the bad ratings make bringing it back impossible. It follows an ex-cop turned hitman who has an imaginary blue-winged horse (voiced by Patton Oswalt) following him, and has reportedly been performing very well on Netflix.

“Deadly Class” was based on the Image Comics graphic novel about a homeless teen recruited to a private school where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. It suffered a complicated ownership structure on top of a lackluster ratings performance and with no streaming deal in place to help offset the costs  it was a gonner.

Syfy recently cancelled a whole swath of programming including “Nightflyers,” “Channel Zero” and the long running “Killjoys” which airs its fifth and final season from July 19th. Check out a promo for that below:

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