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How An April Fools' Day Joke Backfired On "Happy Endings"

So not ah-mah-zing.

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And on Feb. 6, the still-active Happy Endings writers room Twitter account posted a curious link that led to a clock counting down to April 1....

Which got many people wondering if the cult favorite was getting rebooted.

I need to know what this means. I'm, like, stress-vomiting with anticipation. RT @happywrites: http://t.co/OUuEiunX6o

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN RT @happywrites: http://t.co/VpP48SEaoa

@happywrites I need to know Moore Tyler Moore Tyler Moore Moore Moore

Over the next two months, the account kept the charade going. They posted leading videos with hashtags that supported the theory that new episodes — or something — were coming...

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Then, the day we had waited two long, cold months for finally arrived and fans were greeted with a pair of dream-crushing tweets.

Happy...April Fools' Day! Sorry! All for fun. Caspe & Co had nothing to do with it. Thanks for being so hyper-passionate about the show.

Nothing else coming at noon. You're an amazing group. Take care!

And they were mad.

@happywrites y'all are assholes, you know that right?

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@happywrites honestly I hate you guys

.@happywrites you have officially ruined my day and everything you've done with 3 seasons of the funniest show of all time has become lesser

@happywrites Good day to clean out the "Following" list.

And confused.

@happywrites Sure, everyone saw it coming, but why would you just troll all of your fans, other than to just be completely mean-spirited?

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“@happywrites: Nothing else coming at noon. You're an amazing group. Take care!” Who thought this was cute or a good idea?

@happywrites ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME ? This is the WORST

And emotional.

I may cry. "@happywrites: Happy...April Fools' Day! Sorry! All for fun. Caspe & Co had nothing to do with it."

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@happywrites You're not making me laugh. You're making me sad.

"It took on a life of its own to the point that actually there was some interest in finding a place to do a few more episodes or an hourlong special," said Caspe. "So then I couldn't comment because I wasn't allowed to say anything yet. But as we hit April 1, nothing has really panned out, and I don't want to keep people hanging on, so I have to say something. Happy Endings remains cancelled for now. Hopefully one day we'll be able to do an hourlong or a couple stand-alone episodes, and I've talked to the cast about even just doing a five-minute cold open."

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"It was just a writers room bit that kind of got away from them," he said. "When it started, we all sort of laughed because we figured no one cares anymore, and then it triggered all these articles, which is really flattering. I was pumped to see that people still cared, but then I realized that this could piss off a lot of fans, and our hardcore fans and critics are all we've ever had…. But I also have to say that it was really awesome to see how much love there was for the show. We didn't really think anyone was watching anymore. It was great to see that someone was."

Jarett Wieselman is a senior entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles. Wieselman writes about and reports on the television industry.

Contact Jarett Wieselman at jarett.wieselman@buzzfeed.com.

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