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50,000 Demands = “happy town” Advanced Screening

I just learned about ABC’s happy town the other day from Julie at Above the Norm when she shared the FYI about its premier on April 28.

Then today I got an email with this as the subject line: See ABC’s Stephen King-like new show before it airs.

That caught my attention for several reasons:

  1. I’m a nut for Stephen King or Stephen King-like anything.
  2. And on ABC? Well, I loved when ABC was making TV movies/miniseries of Stephen King books back in the late 1990s. I thought they did justice to everyone they made. (Especially The Stand. I love when Syfy reruns it.)
  3. The chance to see something before it airs? Cool!

So I opened the email and found this:

Haplin, Minnesota, “happy town,” has enjoyed an uneasy peace for five years, but all that is about to change. Still haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings, the small town now faces a dark new crime that brings all its unresolved fears to the surface. Has the elusive “Magic Man” — who many believe is responsible for the bizarre abductions — returned to claim another victim?

Okay, last summer I was enthralled with Harper’s Island, Lost is on its way out, and there was definitely going to be a gap in my mystery/supernatural/spooky TV watching routine.


happy town looks to have the promise to fill it.


I’ve got my calendar marked for April 28, but there’s also a chance we might get to see an advanced online screening of it before it airs. If you’d like to see that happen, here’s how you can help:

  1. Demand it. (See the handy button below.)
  2. Spread the word. (After you’ve demanded it you’ll be given some options for doing that which makes it easy, like sharing on your Facebook page, through Twitter or email, etc.)
Demand it!


Speaking of Twitter, you can follow happy town there: @HappyTownTV. It’s neither ABC-run nor fan site operated, but it is a verified account. The writers and producers of the show (a.k.a. Josh, Andre and Scott) are maintaining it.

A happy town Facebook fan page is also planned for imminent launching.

You can also follow Geoff Stults (he plays sheriff Tommy Conroy on the show) on either Facebook or Twitter. (Or both, if you swing that way.)

And if you’re going to be in the San Francisco area on Saturday April 3, some of the cast members will be appearing at WonderCon from 11 a.m. to noon signing autographs, taking pictures and whatever else it is one does at WonderCon.


Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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2 thoughts on “50,000 Demands = “happy town” Advanced Screening

  1. Mike and I were just discussing that we need another murder/mystery like Harper’s Island. We enjoyed that show. Happy Town looks pretty good, I just hope it is. I demanded it!

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